Vaccination FAQ

Just like children, dogs and cats need vaccinations against dangerous viral and bacterial diseases. Vaccination remains the single most effective method for protecting against infectious disease in healthy animals. Without proper vaccination, your pet is left unprotected from several highly contagious diseases such as canine distemper, parvovirus infection and respiratory tract infections. It also protects…

Considering Pet Insurance?

The Pet Mechanic recommends pet insurance to all our clients, especially the new puppies and kittens. The best way to get a great deal on your pet insurance is to insure your furry friend when they’re young and haven’t yet developed any health issues. Pet insurance can help by offsetting some or most of the…

Traveling with a Pet

Planning and preparation are important when traveling with family pets, and can make the difference between an enjoyable vacation or a nightmarish trip.  Follow our tips to ensure you and your pet get to your destination safely and successfully.  Traveling by Plane Q: What can I do to prepare my pet for air travel? A: The following…

Cold Weather Pet Safety

You’re probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets’ health? Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather: Winter wellness: Has your pet had his/her preventive care exam (wellness exam) yet? Cold weather…