Appointments at Goose Creek Pet Hospital in Franklin

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4400 Franklin South Court,
Franklin, TN 37064

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Where is Goose Creek Pet Hospital?

Goose Creek Pet Hospital
4400 Franklin South Court
Franklin, TN 37064

Our hours of operation are as follows:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 11:00am
Sunday: Closed

How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment you can give us a call or text us at 615-628-8664 during our hours of operation. One of our friendly staff members would love to assist you in getting an appointment set up.

What do I do if my pet is experiencing an emergency?

If your pet is experiencing an emergency during our open-hours, please call our office right away and bring your pet into our animal hospital immediately—no appointment necessary.

If your pet is experiencing an emergency during our after-hours, please contact the following emergency pet hospital:

BluePearl Veterinary Partners - Franklin
3020 Mallory LN
Franklin, TN 37067
615-333-1212
www.bluepearlvet.com

Can I pay with a credit card?

At Goose Creek Pet Hospital, we accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express), as well as pet insurance as forms of payment. For more information about Pet Insurance please take a look at our Links page.

When should I spay or neuter my pet?

We suggest that all pets be spayed or neutered. If you are not a breeder, and do not intend in breeding your pet, then spaying or neutering her or him offers a variety of health benefits to elongate their lifespan. Your pet should be spayed or neutered around five or six months of age. However, there is no age limit for spaying and neutering so we recommend you call us to explore your options.

Why do I need heartworm prevention? How many months should my pet be on heartworm prevention medication?

Heartworm disease is a serious disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes and can be fatal if left untreated. The treatment once a dog has heartworms is very expensive and takes months of exercise restriction and medications as well as painful injections. We recommend all pets be given year round heartworm prevention, regardless of lifestyle.

A simple blood test is needed to check your pet for heartworm disease on an annual basis. Heartworm prevention is administered once a month either by pill or by topical application. Depending on the specific product you and your veterinarian choose for your pet, heartworm prevention medication can prevent other parasite infestations including internal parasites (intestinal parasites) and external parasites (fleas and ticks).

Why does my pet need a dental cleaning and how often should this be done?

We believe an annual professional dental exam, tooth scaling and polishing are necessary to treat and maintain your dog and cat’s healthy teeth and gums. As your pet ages or his or her health needs change, advanced dental care may be required. Your pet's teeth and mouth should be examined by us on a regular basis.

Do I need to brush my pet’s teeth at home?

Yes, if your pet will tolerate brushing (we do offer prescription dental chews as an alternative). Proper dental care at home is highly recommended to help maintain the oral health of your dog and cat. Home dental care for your pet should start early, even before their adult teeth come in. It is best if owners brush their dog’s and cat’s teeth frequently. Although tooth brushing is the best method of preventing plaque, calculus, and bacterial build-up, there are many options for dental home care. Other oral home care options such as dental formulated foods, water additives, and dental chews should be considered.

For more information on at-home dental care, please visit our Links page or our Dental Care page.

Goose Creek Pet Hospital in Franklin TN
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