When do I need to begin vaccinations on my new puppy?
We recommend your puppy begin vaccinations between 6 and 8 weeks of age. A series of vaccination every 3-4 weeks until at least 16 weeks of age is needed to provide adequate immunity. At the time of your puppy’s vaccinations we also recommend checking a fecal sample for intestinal parasites and routine dewormings.
When do I need to begin vaccinations on my new kitten?
We recommend your kitten begin vaccinations between 6 and 8 weeks of age. At the first set of vaccinations we recommend a Feline Leukemia/Feline Immunodeficiency Virus blood test. A series of vaccination every 3-4 weeks until at least 16 weeks of age is needed to provide adequate immunity. At the time of your kitten’s vaccinations we also recommend checking a fecal sample for intestinal parasites and routine dewormings.
Where are you located?
Do you have a boarding facility?
Our dog boarding facility is maintained by a team of individuals whose top priority is to provide your dog with a clean, stress-free, comfortable place to stay when apart from your family and away from home. Each dog is walked on a leash three times a day to our grassy exercise area to allow for proper elimination and exercise. We feed Hill’s Science Diet Canine Maintenance dry dog food each morning and evening. Canned dog food is offered to any individual who does not seem to be eating well. If your dog is on a special diet or requires medication, please provide these items to be given during its stay with us. There is an additional charge for this service. We do recommend reservations for our boarding facility, especially around holidays and vacation times, as space does fill up quickly.
Our cat boarding facility is a bright sunny place with a large window for catching a few rays of sunshine. Each cat has an individual cage with a resting bench, cat bed, litter box, and food and water bowls. The cages are cleaned twice a day during which time your cat gets a chance to stretch its legs and see what is going on outside the window. We feed Hill’s Science Diet Feline Maintenance dry cat food each morning and evening and add a touch of canned food to the bowl of any individual who does not seem to be eating well. If your cat prefers a special diet or requires medication, please provide these items to be given during its stay with us. There is an additional charge for this service.
To maintain a healthy and clean environment, we require documentation that all pets are current on their vaccinations and free of intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks. Any pets requiring vaccinations or other veterinary care will be treated at the owner’s expense. We admit and discharge boarding dogs and cats during normal business hours Monday through Saturday. We offer Sunday release of boarding pets between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. by prior arrangement. There is an additional charge for Sunday release of boarding pets. We offer a bath at a discounted rate to each of our boarders to be given on the day they are scheduled to go home. This way they are clean and smell great prior to rejoining their families.
Although it is rarely needed, we request that an emergency phone number where you can be reached be left with us during your pets stay. Should any concerns arise involving your pet, we will make every effort to contact you to discuss those concerns so that your pet may receive any additional care needed.
Do you have a grooming facility?
Yes we have a full service grooming facility. Our grooming facility entrance is located at the east side of the Veterinary Center of Liberty (on the back upper side of the clinic). We operate on an appointment basis to insure that your pet receives enough individual attention during each grooming visit. We ask that pets be presented at the grooming entrance between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. This time will allow you to visit with the groomer directly and leave any special instructions or requests that you may have. During grooming, all dogs and cats receive a hydrosurge bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, anal gland expression, blow drying, brushing, haircut, and are topped off with a decorative bow for the season. Should you have any medical concerns regarding your pet’s health while it is in for grooming a veterinarian would be happy to examine your pet during the grooming visit. When picking up your pet, you will go to the Veterinary Center of Liberty reception area and we will bring your pet to you looking and smelling great.
Do you have daycare? What all do they do during daycare?
Yes we offer Dogs Unlimited Daycare. During daycare each dog is individually walked outside on a leash three times a day for exercise and to allow ongoing housetraining and leash walking skills to improve. All dogs are allowed to play together in our daycare room in small groups to enable them to develop and fine-tune their social skills with other dogs. All playtime is supervised by one of our many daycare attendants who truly grow to love and enjoy your dog. This allows your dog to develop confidence in people when handled by a number of different individuals.
Do you take strays or do you have an adoption service?
We refer all stray dogs and cats to one of the area animal shelters. We feel it is easier for a lost/stray animal to find their home if they are at the shelter.
What is the phone number to the Liberty Animal Shelter?
What are the phone numbers for other local shelters or animal control offices?
City of Gladstone Animal Control: (816) 436-1810
City of Excelsior Springs Animal Control: (816) 630-0816
North Kansas City Animal Control: (816) 274-6024
City of Independence Animal Control: (816) 325-7205
Humane Society of Greater Kansas City: (913) 596-1000 X 13
Wayside Waifs: (816) 761-8151 X 304
City of Parkville Animal Control: (816) 587-0918
Which doctors are working today?
Monday: Dr. Lori and Alan Rohlfing, Dr. Glenn and Dr. Grow
Tuesday: Dr. Lori and Alan Rohlfing, Dr. Grow and Dr. Strode
Wednesday: Dr. Alan Rohlfing, Dr. Glenn, Dr. Grow and Dr. Strode
Thursday: Dr. Lori and Alan Rohlfing, Dr. Grow and Dr. Strode
Friday: Dr. Lori and Alan Rohlfing, Dr. Glenn and Dr. Strode
Saturday: 2 doctors seeing appointments…rotating schedule
I have found an orphaned/injured wild animal. What do I do?
We recommend contacting Lakeside Nature Center; they can be reached at (816) 531-8960. Injured or orphaned wild animals require very special care and often special permits to handle. The staff at Lakeside is equipped to assist or offer advice for your unique situation. You can read more at: http://www.lakesidenaturecenter.org/whattodo.html
What kind of food should I feed my dog/cat?
There are numerous types of pet foods available for your pet. We offer a full line of Science Diet products and Royal Canin Products. We recommend pet foods based on your pets unique situation. Young animals need a much different type of food compared to a senior pet. There may be a time in your pet’s life when they need prescription pet food. We are here to offer advice and guide you in the correct direction.
Why do I need to keep my dog on heartworm prevention when my dog only goes outside to potty?
Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. So even if your pet only spends a few moments outside daily it will most likely still come in contact with mosquitoes. Heartworm disease can be very damaging to your pet therefore we recommend a monthly prevention. At our clinic we carry numerous different products and would be happy to find the perfect match for you dog or cat.