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 Bluebonnet Animal Hospital.

1. What are the Hospital hours?

The South Lamar hospital is open Monday – Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm
The Riverside hospital is open Monday – Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

2. Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment.  We do allow drop-offs every day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. We ask that you let our staff know you are dropping off your pet for treatment. 

3. What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Check, Mastercard, American Express, Visa, and CareCredit

4. Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service.

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

Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age. 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 recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.  We give all pets pain medication following a surgical procedure.  It is humane and we believe necessary for the recovery of your pet.

6.  What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

  This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to insure your pet is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and the ability to heal following surgery.

7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet’s surgery?

Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 10 to 14 days following the surgery.

8.  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.

9.  Do you board pets?

   Yes, we do boarding for our clients. We have boarding space for both dogs and cats. 

10.  What are your kennels and cages like?

   Our dog kennels are all indoor, and we have many cages for smaller dogs to board comfortably in. The dogs are walked twice daily while they are boarding. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Towels, fresh water, and an excellent Purina diet are provided to our boarding pets. You are always welcome to bring your own food should your pet have special dietary needs.  Please limit toys, and treats as they will get lost many times and cannot be returned to you at the end of your pets stay.  All pets must be current on their vaccinations in order to protect themselves, as well as, other clients boarding pets.  Kennel cough is recommended to all boarding dogs and should be given at least three days before boarding your dog.