Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to get my pet vaccinated?

Vaccinations help protect your pet against viruses and diseases in our environment. Without the proper immunizations, your pet is at a much higher risk of coming down with a serious illness. We will perform a complete physical examination to determine the health of your pet and to identify any problems before they become serious. Call us today to find out if you’re up to date on your pet’s vaccinations.


How often should I bring my pet in for a wellness examination?

We recommend annual examinations unless your pet has specific health issues that need to be monitored more frequently, such as arthritis and kidney or heart disease.


Why does my indoor cat need to be on a heartworm preventive?

Heartworm disease is spread via mosquitoes and even though your cat remains indoors, mosquitoes can still find a way into your home. Recent studies have found that the species of mosquito most commonly found indoors is also more likely to be carrying heartworm disease. Heartworm disease can become fatal in cats, and unlike dogs, there is no effective treatment so prevention is crucial.


Should I bring my cat in even if he/she isn’t showing any signs of illness?

Cats are excellent at hiding an illness or problem. Bloom Animal Hospital will perform regular nose to tail physical examinations and routine blood and urine tests to make sure your cat isn’t hiding any issues that can affect them in the long run.


I am worried about having surgery done on my dog/cat. What do you do to increase the safety of anesthesia?

With any surgical procedure comes risks but our staff is equipped to greatly minimize those risks. We’ll first examine your pet to determine if they have any pre-existing conditions that might be a problem with anesthesia. We then perform blood tests to evaluate the internal organs, such as the liver and kidney.


What makes Bloom Animal Hospital different than other animal hospitals?

At Bloom Animal Hospital, we believe our doctors and staff is what separates us from other veterinary clinics. Our team is dedicated to providing you with high-quality, personalized care in a warm and welcoming environment. We’re experienced in a comprehensive range of veterinary services and will go above and beyond to best meet your pet’s needs.


What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, CareCredit and Citi Health card. For more information about the cost of veterinary medicine, please visit the American Animal Hospital Association.


What is the Allergy, Skin & Ear Clinic for Pets?

Bloom Animal Hospital is a general practice addressing all your pet’s needs while Allergy, Skin & Ear Clinic for Pets is a specialty practice at the same location dealing with chronic skin and ear problems in cats and dogs. There are a number of skin diseases that can affect your pet, such as allergies, hormonal imbalances, bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases. Our team is equipped to detect these differences and carry out the best diagnostic and treatment plan. To learn more about the Allergy, Skin & Ear Clinic, call 734.422.8070 or visit their website today.


Helpful Links

For more frequently asked questions and a complete veterinarian library, visit Veterinary Partner
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)
Dr. Bloom’s Allergy, Ear & Skin Clinic