Cedar Creek Animal Hospital

1434 N Central Expy, #123
McKinney, TX 75070

(972)548-9946

cedarcreekanimalhospital.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (972)548-9946.

   1. Do I need to have an appointment? 

Yes, patients are preferably seen by appointment. If you show up without a scheduled appointment you may have to wait or be turned away except in the case of an emergency.

   2. What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit or debit. We do not accept CareCredit at this time.

   3. Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service.

   4. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?

Spaying or neutering is typically done anywhere from approximately 6 months of age to just over a year depending on such factors as the sex, breed (or species) and size of the animal. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is strongly recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.

   5. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

This is a blood test that is run prior to surgery. It tests organ function, blood counts and clotting ability of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.

   6. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?

Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 14 days following the surgery.

   7. Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?

No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.

   8. Do you board pets?

Unfortunately, we cannot board dogs at this time but we do accept cats and other small pets, such as birds and bunnies.