Frequently asked questions
We proudly serve the pets of Fort Worth, TX, and beyond.
At Mellina Animal Hospital, 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 817-332-8179 for any other concerns you might have about your pet.
What are your hours?
Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: Closed from 12:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Are you open on weekends?
We are open on Saturdays from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. We are closed on Sundays.
Do you provide heartworm treatments?
Yes, we do provide heartworm treatments. To learn more about the heartworm treatments available to your pet, please call us.
Do you offer boarding?
Yes, we do offer boarding. To learn more about boarding at Mellina Animal Hospital, please click here.
Do you offer grooming?
We do basic grooming such as routine bathing and medicated baths for skin problems, fleas, and ticks. We do not do specialty grooming but will do complete shave downs.
Who do you recommend for after hours emergencies?
Are you utilizing curbside service?
Do you accept walk-ins?
Do you accept appointments?
What do I do if I missed a dose of heartworm prevention?
In most cases, you can just give the dose at the time you realize you forgot to give it. You can pick up monthly at that new date, or if it has only been a couple of weeks, you can give the next dose on your normal day of the month. If it has been more than a couple of months since you have given your pet their heartworm prevention, please contact us for further instructions.
When should I spay/neuter my pet?
The most common time people want to spay/neuter their dog is 6 – 9 months of age. Our personal recommendation is to allow your female dogs to go through their first heat cycle, which shows sexual maturity.
Cats should be spayed at 5 – 6 months. Male cats and dogs should be neutered around 5 – 6 months of age unless owners are noticing behavior problems. In those cases, there needs to be further conversation with their veterinarian. If you have any questions regarding spaying and neutering your pets, please call us.
Do you declaw cats?
Yes, we will declaw cats. But, there are requirements that have to be met in order for us to do so. Please call us for further details.