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Why does my pet need an annual exam?
Is pet insurance a good idea?
Do my pets have to be vaccinated against Rabies?
Rabies Vaccination Rule for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets
Washington State rule, WAC 246-100-197, says:
What is the average cost of a spay or neuter?
It is better to give us a call and we can get an estimate done for YOUR pet as there are variations based on age, size, species, previous medical history and possible tests needed.
The average cost of a spay can run from $350.00 to over $600.00.
The average cost of a neuter can run from $200.00 to over $500.00
Do I need a health certificate to travel with my pet?
If you are traveling by car within the United States, then you do not need a health certificate. Canada and Mexico are an exception - you will need one to visit either of these countries.
If you will be flying to any destination, you will need to contact your airline prior to travel to ask if a health certificate is required.
If your travels are taking you out of the country, then it is in your best interest to check out the Department of Agriculture website for the country of destination for the regulations that they require. Some countries (and Hawaii) require a waiting period prior to entering their country.
The Department of Agriculture website is a good place to start for information on each country. Regulations and Assessments: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/vs/iregs/animals/
How old is my pet in human years?
Why do I have to bring in my pet for an annual exam to get a prescription refill?
Guidelines for Veterinary Prescription Drugs from the American Veterinary Medical Association
The AVMA has prepared the following guidelines as a resource regarding the use and distribution of veterinary prescription drugs. Veterinarians making treatment decisions must use sound clinical judgment and current medical information and must be in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Veterinary Prescription Drugs
Veterinary prescription drugs are those drugs restricted by federal law to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian [Section 503(f) Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act]. The law requires that the drug sponsor label such drugs with the statement: "Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian."
A VCPR exists when all of the following conditions have been met:
Veterinary Prescription Orders
Orders issued by licensed veterinarians authorize drug distributors to deliver veterinary prescription drugs to a specific client, or authorize pharmacists to dispense such drugs to a specific client. Veterinarians should assure compliance with relevant regulations (e.g. VCPR) of their State Board of Pharmacy and State Board of Veterinary Medicine, and applicable federal regulations.
Where can I bring outdated medication?
OUT-DATED MEDICATIONS DISPOSAL IN KITSAP COUNTY:
Kitsap County Sherriff Offices during regular business hours
1. Silverdale: 3951 Randall Way, N.W.
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2. Port Orchard: 614 Division Street, MS-37
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.