Flea & Tick Prevention
Fleas can cause many problems not only for your pet, but for you as well. Some of the common nuisances are severe itching, irritation, and allergies. Tapeworms and other more serious diseases can be transmitted to both you and your pet through fleas. Monitoring your pet closely to see if he or she has fleas is very important. These are blood-sucking parasites which can bite you, too, and are dangerous for your health! Our trained staff can recommend preventive measures for fleas or, if you already have an infestation, treatment can be given to your pets to get rid of the fleas. Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and tick paralysis are caused by ticks in your pets. You should contact us immediately if you observe coughing, joint pain, trouble breathing, fever, or weakness, or loss of appetite, weight, energy, or coordination in your pets. All these symptoms are very serious and need to be addressed immediately. The best way to protect your pet is to use a tick preventive. We can recommend one for you whenever required!
Heartworms are just as scary as they sound and occur when your cat or dog is bitten by a mosquito that is carrying the heartworm infection. These parasites can fatally damage the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of your pet. Symptoms vary and some pets may not even show signs of infection. Dogs are much more likely to be affected by heartworms than cats, but cats are not immune to them. In the case of heartworms, prevention is always better than waiting to cure an infection. Monthly pills can protect against heartworms, and there are several combination measures that can also protect against roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, ear mites, fleas, and ticks.
Keep Your Pet Healthy
At every stage of his or her life your cat or dog needs proper healthcare. Your pet should start out with a trained local veterinarian to examine his or her overall health, starting as a puppy or kitten. We can give you suggestions for vaccinations and make sure your pet is protected against rabies, distemper, and parvovirus, among other diseases which can cause harm to your pets.Kittens may receive an additional vaccination as they will be assessed for their risk of leukemia. The key for a long, healthy, and happy life is getting him or her started on a good foot! If you’re a new pet owner, we can address any concerns you have with your new pet! Nutrition and great care are essential for your pet’s health. The local veterinarians in our hospital care for an animal’s mind, body, and spirit
Senior Pet Health
Owners tend to want to think of their pet’s age in human terms. While it is not as simple as “1 human year = X cat/dog years”, Cats and small dogs are generally considered geriatric at the age of 7. Larger breed dogs tend to have shorter life spans and are considered geriatric when they are approximately 6 years of age.
Due to improved veterinary care and dietary habits, pets are living longer now than they ever have before. In recent years there has been extensive research on the problems facing older pets and how their owners and veterinarians can best handle their special needs. Geriatric pets can develop many of the same problems seen in older people, such as cancer, heart disease, kidney/urinary tract disease, liver disease, diabetes, joint or bone disease, senility, weakness.
Our veterinarian will help your furry friends to live long and happy life . Senior pets require increased attention, including more frequent visits to the veterinarian, possible changes in diet(major factor), and in some cases alterations to their home environment.
In a nutshell our veterinarians help to determine life threatening conditions in early stages . We can help to prolong life of your loved ones by proper care and prevention .