At San Angelo Veterinary Hospital in San Angelo, TX, our veterinarian is here to make sure you have all the information you need to care for your pet. We don’t just solve problems when your pet is sick. We make sure that your pet has the best chance of staying healthy by preventing illnesses and diseases in your pet. Our team will guide you on what preventative medicine your pet needs.
Importance of Vaccinations
Pets are at risk for many different diseases. Annual physical exams and various tests are vital in ensuring that your pet is healthy and disease-free. Part of preventing these diseases is vaccines. Dogs and cats need several core vaccines, and may need noncore vaccines depending on their environments.
Vaccinations help protect your pet from diseases passed from animals to other animals and even diseases that can be passed from animals to people. Additionally, vaccinations can help you avoid having to pay for costly treatments in the event that your pet contracts a disease. Rabies and distemper are two examples of diseases that unvaccinated pets can contract that can be devastating to your animal and extremely costly to treat.
Our veterinarian will create a vaccination schedule and guide you on what vaccines your animal needs.
Heartworms are extremely dangerous to your pet. They are transmitted to pets through mosquito bites. When they lay eggs and become adults, heartworms can cause heartworm disease, which can be fatal. Annual testing to check for heartworms and prescription medication to prevent infestations are vital.
Heartworm medication comes in chewable and topical forms. These medications mean that if your pet gets a heartworm infestation, the medication will kill the heartworms during their developmental stages, before they become adult heartworms.
Heartworm medication should be given all year long. Many medicines are given monthly. Our veterinarian will tell you what is best for your pet.
Flea and Tick Prevention
Fleas and ticks are other pests that are dangerous to your pet. These insects hide in tall, grassy areas and can latch onto your pet. Fleas bite and can cause an allergic reaction in pets. Ticks carry diseases that can be fatal. Preventative care includes oral medicine, topical medicine, sprays, and flea collars. We can help you determine what is best for your pet’s lifestyle.
Visit Our Veterinarian in San Angelo, TX for Preventative Care
Providing your pet with the proper preventive care is vital for its health. At San Angelo Veterinary Hospital, we provide a variety of preventative medications and will guide you on how to care for your pet. Call us today to schedule an appointment.