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Frequently Asked Questions

DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT AT THE PET DOCTOR IN BOISE?
Yes, we do request that you call and schedule an appointment. If there are no convenient times, we can schedule a drop off appointment. Do not hesitate to come in immediately (when we are open) in emergency situations.
DO I HAVE TO PAY AT TIME OF SERVICE?
DOES MY PET NEED AN EXAM BEFORE IT GETS VACCINATED?
WHEN DOES MY PUPPY/KITTEN NEED VACCINES?
WHAT VACCINES DOES MY PET NEED?
WHEN SHOULD I SPAY OR NEUTER MY PET?
DOES MY PET NEED PRE-ANESTHETIC BLOOD WORK?
DOES MY PET NEED AN EXAM TO REFILL ITS PRESCRIPTION(S)?
WHAT IS HEARTWORM DISEASE
DO YOU OFFER BOARDING OR GOOMING?

“Some of you may have heard or read the FDA's recent announcement regarding the safety of Nexgard, Bravecto, Simparica, and Credelio. These are all drugs classified as Isoxazolines and are used for the treatment and prevention of fleas and ticks in dogs and cats. These products listed have been approved by the FDA as safe and effective when used as directed by the manufacturer and your veterinarian. This article was produced to ensure the awareness of the potential for an adverse neurological events in cats and dogs, and that you should always consult your Veterinarian before giving these preventatives to your pets. Please read the attachment below for more information on this topic or call our office at 208-333-7730.”

https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/ResourcesforYou/AnimalHealthLiteracy/ucm620940.htm

 

Simparica’s adverse event profile continues to be predictable, consistent with pre-approval studies and looks similar to other isoxazoline products on the market

 

The most commonly reported adverse events for Simparica released by Zoetis are:

             Vomiting

             Diarrhea

             Lethargy

All Simparica clinical signs coded in these cases were reported as very rare (defined as less than 1 report per 10,000 doses administered). 

About Us

Dr. Linda Leuthold Donerkiel established The Pet Doctor in November of 2003. She moved to Idaho after graduating from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995