Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs Abel Pet Clinic in Elk Grove

There is no question too big or too small for our veterinary team. Below are some answers to our most common questions.

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Abel Pet Clinic FAQs

We get a lot of interesting questions from pet parents at Abel Pet Clinic. The following are some frequently asked questions that may help answer any questions or concerns. Please contact us at (916) 684-6854 if you have any further questions about your pet.

What are your hours

Our hours are:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday* & Sunday: Closed
*Open 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm for tech appointments only.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Cash, Debit, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, and CareCredit.

Do we offer payment plans?

We offer payment plans through CareCredit – they offer veterinary and pet financing to help keep your most cherished family members in top shape.

What are the recommended vaccines for a dog?
Rabies, DHPP, and Lepto are core vaccines that should be administered to all pets. Bordetella and influenza are recommended for dogs that are particularly social, go to grooming shops, or boarding kennels. Lyme is recommended for dogs that spend time out in nature, such as on hikes or in parks.
Why should I spay or neuter my dog or cat?

There are a number of benefits to spaying/neutering. Some of these include decreasing overpopulation, limiting aggression, pyometra, roaming protecting, and cancer prevention.

Should I give my dog or cat monthly heartworm preventative?
Yes, we recommend administering heartworm preventative as mosquitos are common in the Sacramento area year-round. Intestinal parasites are also commonly found in the city, which can pose a threat to your pet.
How can I order food, medications, and preventatives for my pet?

You can order medications by calling us at (916) 684-6854, order on our app, or order online here.

What kind of pets do you treat?

We treat dogs, cats, and pocket pets (hamsters, guinea pigs).

Do I need an appointment?
Yes, please call (916) 684-6854, or book directly here.
How do I make an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment by calling us at (916) 684-6854, or book here.
What vaccines are recommended for cats?
Rabies and FVRCP are core vaccines for all felines. FeLV is recommended for outdoor cats and all kittens.
What age should I spay or neuter my dog or cat?

We recommend spaying/neutering your pet at 6 months.

Should I give my dog or cat a flea and tick preventative year round?

Yes, fleas are common in Sacramento, especially in an apartment setting. A tick can be encountered when hiking or frequently visiting the park.