Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common pet-related questions at Central Kentucky Veterinary Services—expert insights to care for your furry family members.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common pet-related questions at Central Kentucky Veterinary Services. Expert insights to care for your furry family members.

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We proudly serve the pets of Paris, KY, and beyond.

At Central Kentucky Veterinary Services, we pride ourselves on catering to the unique needs of pets and their parents. We understand that being a pet parent comes with many questions and concerns. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to address some of your common queries. From dietary recommendations to vaccination schedules, we’ve got you covered. However, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to reach out to our caring team at 859-987-6721. We’re happy to assist you further and provide peace of mind for you and your beloved pets.
What services do you offer?
We offer the following services:

  • Pet Boarding
  • Pet Dental Care
  • Pet Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Pet Microchipping
  • Pet Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Pet Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Pet Surgery
  • Pet Vaccinations
  • Pet Wellness Exams
  • Pet Puppy & Kitten Exams
  • Pet Flea, Tick, Heartworm Prevention
  • Pet Medical Care & Hospitalization
  • Pet Allergy Testing/Dermatology
  • Pet In-House Pharmacy
  • Pet Day Spa/Grooming
  • Pet Drop Off Services
What should I bring when boarding my pet?

When boarding your pet at Central Kentucky Veterinary Services, we provide bedding and feed Science Diet® food during your pet’s stay. However, you may choose to bring a few items from home, such as bedding and toys, to help your pet feel more relaxed. If your pet is on a special diet, it’s a good idea to bring that as well to ensure they receive their preferred food. Our goal is to provide a stress-free experience for your pet while you’re away. If you have specific questions or concerns about your pet’s care during their stay, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, and our staff will be happy to assist you.

What is included in a professional dental cleaning for pets?

A professional dental cleaning at Central Kentucky Veterinary Services involves cleaning your pet’s teeth using an ultrasonic scaler to remove tartar and calculus, both visible and beneath the gumline. We also perform dental radiographs (x-rays) to evaluate the mouth’s structures. After cleaning, teeth are polished to prevent tartar formation, and a fluoride treatment is applied for added protection.

What is the process for euthanasia, and can it be done at home?

We understand that euthanasia is a difficult decision. We offer both in-clinic and at-home euthanasia services to accommodate your preferences. In both settings, the process is conducted with the utmost respect, compassion, and care. Our team will explain the procedure, and you can choose the location that feels most comfortable for you and your pet.

Do you offer cremation services for pets?

Yes, we provide both private and mass cremation services for pets. If home burial is not an option, cremation allows for a dignified farewell. We can discuss the available options and assist you in making the choice that best suits your needs and wishes.

What types of surgical procedures do you perform?

At Central Kentucky Veterinary Services, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures, including spaying and neutering, soft tissue surgeries (such as laceration repair, tumor removal, and hernia repair), orthopedic surgeries (including fracture repair and ACL surgery), and various other surgeries. Our experienced surgeons are trained to provide the best care possible.

When should I start vaccinating my puppy or kitten, and how often should they be vaccinated?

Vaccinations should begin early during the puppy or kitten stage to provide the best protection against diseases. The vaccination schedule will vary depending on your pet’s age, breed, lifestyle, and risk factors. Our knowledgeable staff will provide personalized guidance on when and how often your pet should be vaccinated to ensure their well-being.

What services are offered for sick or injured pets at Central Kentucky Veterinary Services?

We provide comprehensive medical care and treatment for sick and injured pets. Our services include both in-patient and out-patient veterinary care in a comfortable environment. Our veterinarians and staff offer compassionate care for hospitalized pets, conducting a range of diagnostic tests such as blood counts, chemistry profiles, thyroid profiles, cultures, cytologies, and more. Treatment options are determined based on examinations and diagnostic testing, and we will discuss our findings and recommend therapies that align with your pet’s needs.