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Cottage Pet Hospital FAQs

There is no question too big or too small for our veterinary team. Below are some answers to our most common questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Cottage Pet Hospital, we get a ton of interesting questions from pet parents. Below are some common FAQs that might help answer any questions or concerns. Please feel free to call us at 714-535-6714 for any other concerns you might have about your pet.

What can I expect during a wellness exam?

Keeping your pet healthy starts with you and a visit to your veterinary doctor for a wellness exam. Regular wellness exams can help detect problems in its early stages, which is especially important with older patients. A typical wellness exam can include a physical exam, vaccinations, blood tests, urinalysis, and a parasite screening. These wellness checks and vaccinations can help prevent life-threatening diseases. Without prevention, your pet could become very sick and can be very expensive to treat.

Only a professional can provide a proper evaluation of your furbaby’s overall health. Your veterinarian can offer recommendations for your pet based on their age, sex, and breed. Regular exams can offer suggestions specifically made for your pet’s diet, playtime, and lifestyle based on their health and risk factors.

What do I need to do during the exam?
Your veterinarian will start the exam by asking you questions about your pet’s lifestyle, diet, and health history. It is important to mention any unusual behavior such as:

  • Excessive urination
  • Excessive drinking of water
  • Excessive panting
  • Eating more or less than usual
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive scratching
  • Coughing
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty walking, running, or getting up in the morning

In some circumstances, Dr. Sahai, DVM will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or surgery. Having a healthy pet can provide you peace of mind and a very happy four-legged buddy. Regular wellness exams will allow both you and your pet to live a long life together!

Do I need to schedule an appointment?

Monday through Friday, we prefer to see patients by appointment, which allows us to efficiently schedule a special time for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Saturdays are walk-in only, and Sundays we prefer appointments, but will gladly accommodate our walk-in clients.

We also offer convenient drop-off appointments at no extra charge, please call for details! Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency. Please understand that we do see pets based on urgency, so if an emergency situation arises at the time of your appointment, please be patient, as you will also receive our undivided attention as soon as possible!

What are your hours?
We are open 7 days a week!

Monday – Friday: 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

What payment options do you accept?

We accept debit cards, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express) checks, and cash. All cards must be signed by the owner of the card. We also accept CareCredit and Scratchpay. To learn more about our payment options, please visit our payment options page.

What animals do you treat?
We see only cats and dogs.
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