What is Ark's Payment Policy?
The field of veterinary medicine has advanced rapidly, through increased medical and surgical technology and preventative medicine. The cost of providing such sophisticated treatment for your pet is determined accordingly. Unlike hospitals for humans, the facilities provided for your pet are the product of private enterprise of the owners. We feel our hospital is an investment in the community, and provides protection of our community’s public health and welfare.
Fees charged for services are based on the amount required to maintain the high quality of care that Ark Animal Hospital is proud to provide.
For your convenience, we do accept cash, checks with proper identification, all major credit cards as well as Care Credit for monthly payment plans.
Ark Animal Hospital does offer many discount medical packages for dentals, neutering, preventive and senior health care. We also offer senior citizen discounts. Payment is required at the time services are rendered. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Sometimes my puppy growls and snaps at me when I am petting him. He has shown no other signs of aggression. Is this something that I should be concerned about or is this just his way of warning me that he wants to be left alone?
The growling and snapping are signs that your puppy thinks he is number one in your household. Ask your veterinarian for a recommendation for a good trainer or behaviorist in your area to consult with and correct this problem. The growling and snapping will only escalate as your puppy ages. Always remember that a growl is a bite about to happen.
How can I remove the smell of cat urine from my carpet?
Cat urine should be cleaned from a carpet with a special enzyme cleaner that you might have to purchase at a janitorial supply shop if you can't find it elsewhere. Ask your veterinarian. Many keep it on hand for clients to use at home. Because urine usually soaks through to the padding, you might have to consider rolling back the carpet and cutting out and replacing a patch of the padding to do a really good job.
Whenever cats are having unusual toilet habits, it's also important to check for physical problems that may be causing it. Infections, diabetes, and other diseases can change the behavior of a normally litterbox trained cat. Check with your veterinarian on these issues so that you don't just clean the carpet and overlook a possible physical problem.