Frequently asked questions
What do I do if my pet has an after-hours problem?
Please call Gulf Coast Veterinary Emergency Hospital at (228) 392-7474.
At what age should I have my pet neutered or spayed?
Dr. Hunt recommends your pet to be spayed or neutered between four and six months of age. While these are common veterinary procedures, keep in mind that an animal spay is the same as an ovarian hysterectomy in a human, and a neuter is a complete removal of the testes. Dr. Hunt recommends diagnostic blood work prior to the surgery to insure the anesthesia is administered as safely as possible. Pain medications should be giving prior, during and after the surgery to keep your pet as comfortable as possible