How Old is My Pet in Human Years?

Andalusia pet owners are you asking, “How Old is My Pet in Human Years?” As your pet ages – their healthcare needs become greater.  Since pets age at a faster rate than humans, we recommend an exam every six months after your pet reaches age 7 in order to ensure your older pet is happy, healthy and pain-free. Good senior pet health care requires attention…

Why Do I Have To Vaccinate My Pet?

Andalusia pet owners, are you asking yourself, “Why do I have to vaccinate my pet?” Vaccinations are the key weapon against viral and bacterial infections in pets. Millions of dog & cats worldwide have been saved through vaccines. Vaccines are safe and well-tolerated by most dogs & cats. Vaccines help your pet live a longer, healthier and happier life! Vaccinations are highly important while pets are still puppies or…

August 15th is Check the Chip Day

August 15th is Check the Chip Day Microchips can greatly increase the chances that pets will be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen. However, a microchip will only work if the information linked to the chip is correct.  Learn more about microchips… Stop by August 15 to have your pet’s microchip scanned by one of our staff members to ensure its…

Have We Seen Your Cat Lately?

Andalusia cat owners – Your cat needs annual veterinary care! Common Incorrect Cat Myths: Cats are naturally healthier with less problems than dogs Feline health problems come from outside and don’t affect indoor cats Cats will display visible signs of illness Cats are self-sufficient and do not need veterinary care like dogs Cats are no more or less healthy than dogs and are notorious for hiding illness.…

July 4th Pet Safety Tips

July 4th Pet Safety Tips Andalusia pet owners – Fourth of July traditions like fireworks and picnics can be frightening and dangerous for pets. Take precautions to keep your pets safe before, during and after July 4th festivities. More pets go missing in Andalusia around July 4th than any other time of year – don’t let it happen to your family! July 4th Pet Safety Tips –…

Simple Tests – So Many Results

Simple tests.  So many results. Pets can’t tell us how they feel. Cats especially can hide illness and symptoms from you.  You play a key role in helping your pet combat illness and stay healthy and Jones Veterinary Hospital is your partner in your pet’s health. Annual (and bi-annual as the pet ages) exams and blood and lab tests are the best ways to ensure that…

Itchy Pets? Pets Get Allergies Too

Andalusia pet owners – Does your cat or dog itch all the time? Notice a foul smell on their skin or from ears, balding spots or skin/hair discoloration? Does your pet scratch certain areas or lick paws obsessively? Occasional pet itching is common – especially for dogs. Constant itching may be a sign of skin disease or allergies and can cause hair loss or skin damage. Additionally,…

Do Not Let a Mosquito Break Your Pet’s Heart – Protect Them From Heartworms

Do Not Let a Mosquito Break Your Pet’s Heart – Protect Them From Heartworms Andalusia pet owners – It takes one bite from an infected mosquito to break your pet’s heart! What are heartworms in pets? Heartworms are a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets, particularly in Andalusia, Alabama and north Florida panhandle with the prevalence of mosquitoes. Foot-long worms live in the heart, lungs & blood…

Traveling for Spring Break or Summer Vacation? Let Your Pets Stay with Us

Pet owners in Andalusia, Opp, Straughn, Sanford, River Falls, Florala, Red Level and areas in Conecuh County, Covington County & Escambia County – traveling for spring break or summer vacations? Jones Veterinary Hospital is accepting boarding reservations for Spring Break & summer holidays. Do not delay in making your  Spring Break reservations or Memorial Day or July 4th – so you do not miss out! Call us now…

What is the Best Flea & Tick Prevention? Protect Your Pet, Family & Home

What is the Best Flea & Tick Prevention?  Protect Your Pet, Family & Home Andalusia pet owners – Springtime means we see an increase in fleas and ticks, which is bad news for your pets and your family. Despite their tiny size, fleas and ticks can cause misery for your pet. They can stimulate allergies, cause infections and transmit infections and disease, not only to your pet but to…