FAQs Sunray Animal Clinic in Brunswick, ME

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

Sunray Animal Clinic FAQs

At Sunray Animal Clinic, we get a ton of interesting questions from pet parents. Below are some common FAQs that might help answer any questions or concerns. Please feel free to call us at 207-725-6398 for any other concerns you might have about your pet.

Do I need to have an appointment for my pet to be seen?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Exceptions can be made for emergencies. We do require an appointment deposit if you miss two booked appointments.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover Card, and CareCredit.

Can I arrange a payment plan to discharge my bill?

Payment is required at the time of service.

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

Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately six months of age. Some dogs may benefit from waiting until they’re older, which is something to discuss with your Sunray vet. Your pet is given an exam prior to the procedure to determine whether or not they’re healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery.

What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

This is a blood test that is run in our clinic prior to surgery. It measures organ and clotting function, as well as your pet’s overall blood count. The pre-anesthetic screening is done to make sure your pet is healthy enough for surgery and will be able to recover post-op.

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

We usually use absorbable sutures that dissolve on their own 10-14 days after surgery.

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 your pet spayed or neutered. The advantages of these procedures include a decreased chance of breast tumors, cystic ovaries, and uterine infections in female pets later in life, as well as a reduction in prostate cancer in male pets. Fixing your cat or dog also cuts down on problematic behaviors like roaming, spraying, and marking. And it cuts down on the unwanted pet population.

Do you board pets?

We only board pets out of medical necessity. For example, we will board diabetic animals that need twice-daily insulin.

If you have additional questions not covered here, please feel free to give us a call at 207-725-6398.

Appointment policy

If you miss two appointments with a no-show/no-call, you will need to put down a non-refundable deposit for your next appointment.