When did Kakaako Pet Hospital open?
Kakaako Pet Hospital officially opened for business on Thursday, December 16, 2010. We are now open with appointments available 6 days a week. We are open from 8am to 8pm on Monday and Wednesday; 8am to 5pm on Tuesday and Thursday; 8am to 2pm on Friday; And 8am to 5pm on Saturday.
Do you allow walk-ins? Or do I need an Appointment?
As a courtesy to other clients, we ask that you call to schedule an appointment ahead of time. However, we do welcome walk-in appointments, but ask for your patience in return as we try to accomodate you and your pet.
Do you offer boarding services at your hospital?
We provide boarding services for our clients and patients. If you are not a client of ours at the moment, we require a general health exam and current vaccination status prior to boarding your pet. Our boarding services include walking of dogs at least 3 times during the day, twice daily feedings (morning & evening), medicating of pet (if needed), complimentary bath & nail trim prior to discharge, and flea treatment upon arrival and prior to discharge. Please call (808) 592-9999 for an estimate of services if you are interested in boarding your pet at Kakaako Pet Hospital.
I just got a puppy, what do I need to know?
First off puppies are very susceptible to catching various diseases and parasites while their immune system is developing. This means that you need to keep your dog in a safe, controlled environment like your house and your yard. Dog parks, beaches, and other public places where other animals have access are off limits for the first 4 months of your puppy's life (and until your puppy is fully vaccinated). Have your puppy seen by a veterinarian right away if you see signs of lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, or decreased appetite. We recommend vaccinating puppies once a month from 8 weeks of age until 4 months of age. Please call (808) 592-9999 to schedule an appointment for your puppy today!
I just got a kitten, what do I need to know?
Like puppies, kittens are also susceptible to catching diseases and parasites. Kittens also require vaccinations once a month from 8 weeks of age until 4 months of age. Keep your kitten indoors in a safe, controlled environment to minimize exposure to these diseases and parasites. Kittens (stray kittens especially) are very susceptible to upper respiratory diseases. Watch for discharge, crusty eyes, or a stuffy nose. Have your kitten seen by a veterinarian right away if you see signs of lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea or decreased appetite. Please call (808) 592-9999 to schedule an appointment for your kitten today!
Do you microchip pets?
Yes we do! We use Avid microchips, 1 of only 2 microchip brands recognized in the United States. Microchips are implanted underneath the skin layer and allow for permanent identification of your pet. Should your pet become lost or stolen, this microchip implant is scanned for its unique number, linked to the owner's information, and retrieved through a local database to help reunite your pet to you and your family. Lost and found pets can be taken to your nearest veterinary hospital or the Hawaiian Humane Society and scanned for a microchip implant.
What happens if I have an emergency after hours?
We provide after-hour emergency care for our clients. If you have an emergency, please call our office at (808) 592-9999 to obtain the phone number to our emergency pager. Or you can call (808) 841-2861 to contact our staff member on-call that day, who will direct your phone call appropriately.
What if I wanted a more holistic approach for my pet?
You've come to the right place! Dr. Koreyasu performs acupuncture and prescribes Chinese herbal medicine for pets, in addition to traditional western medicine.
Can I bring all my pets to see you?
Yes! We welcome all of your furry (and not so furry) family friends! Along with cats and dogs, we also see turtles, mice, rabbits, and birds. In fact, we recently cared for a "skinny pig" and Jackson chameleon patients! We look forward to seeing all of your pets!
How often does my pet need to be seen?
We recommend a general health exam for your pets every 6 months. This gives us a chance to check your pet's weight, overall health, and identify medical problems sooner.
When should I get my pet spayed or neutered?
We recommend spay/neuter as early as 6 months of age. Our hospital has participated in the Hawaiian Humane Society Neuter Now program for the past 20 years. To find out more about how you can save on the cost of a spay or neuter for your pet through this program, see details below or call our hospital at (808) 592-9999 to schedule an exam for your pet.
What is the Hawaiian Humane Society Neuter Now program?
The Hawaiian Humane Society provides a Neuter Now certificate for purchase from their facility or participating satellite City Halls. This program was designed to help control overpopulation of animals on Oahu. Costs for each certificate depends on your pet's species and gender (i.e. cat spay certificate is ~$125, dog spay certificate is ~$150). Certificates are taken to a participating veterinary hospital prior to spay/neuter appointment for your pet. Additional fees for the spay/neuter procedure are discussed at that time. For more information on this topic, please visit Hawaiian Humane Society website or call our office at (808) 592-9999.
What do I need to know about traveling with my pet?
First off, when traveling with pets you will need a Health Certificate issued and signed by your veterinarian within 10 days prior to departure. This health certificate will state that your pets have no external parasites, are current on all required vaccinations, and in general are fit for travel. Rabies vaccinations are required in all states except Hawaii. Travel to the mainland with return to Hawaii with your pet requires preparation 6 to 9 months in advance to avoid a 90-120 day quarantine stay upon arrival in Hawaii. For these pets, 2 sets of rabies vaccinations and a Rabies vaccination antibody titer must be performed as outlined by Usda requirements. If Rabies vaccination antibody titers are adequate, your pet will be cleared for travel out of, then back into Hawaii without quarantine. For more information please call Kakaako Pet Hospital at (808) 592-9999 to make an appointment with our friendly and helpful staff so that we may assist you through this process. Alternatively, you can read further recommendation on travel requirements for pets at the following website: www.aphis.usda.gov
Do you make house calls?
Yes, we do provide house call exams in certain circumstances. Please call us at (808) 592-9999 and we will answer any questions you may have. Mahalo!