Highlands Bird & Pet Clinic

3770 NE 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056



Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at Highlands Bird & Pet Clinic.

1. What are the Hospital hours?

Our hospital hours can be found here.

2. Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment. You may drop off your pet instead of an appointment if time is a problem for you.

3. What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, and Care Credit.

4. Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service. Payments plans are available for costly procedures.

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

      5 - 6 months of age is best. Your pet is given a health exam prior to surgery. Any pet not current on vaccinations will be vaccinated. Pre-anesthetic blood work is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery. An intravenous catheter and fluid supportive therapy are advised. Pain management starts before surgery, progresses during surgery; the pain management protocol is specially tailored to each patient. 

6.  What is pre-anesthetic blood work?

A blood test that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. We evaluate liver and kidney function, glucose levels, hydration status, and red blood cell volume. Pre-anesthetic blood work is done to assure safety during surgery, select appropriate take home medication, and correct fluid deficits during and following surgery.

7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?

Many patients go home with out external sutures and do not need a followup for suture removal. Most external sutures will be removed 14 days following the surgery.

8.  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 you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens. We believe in pet population control.


9.  Do you board pets?

Yes!! We have separate boarding facilities for cats and dogs. Our new cat condo section is quiet and roomy to keep your cat comfortable. We a few large runs for dogs which fill up fast so schedule early during holidays. We have lots of room for small and medium dogs and cats. Dogs get walked 3 - 4 X daily during the week; twice on weekends. We board birds and rabbits and other small animals.

10.  What are your kennels like?

Our dog kennels are all indoors. The dogs are walked 3 - 4 X daily while they are boarding. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own.