Preventive Care

Here at Inglemoor Animal Hospital we believe that the best way to treat a disease is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Not only does preventative care protect your pet from future illness and extend their lifespan, it is also saves you the money, stress and time that a preventative disease will inflict. Your pets will need to receive periodic preventative care throughout their lives but the most crucial time to set them up for success is when they are puppies or kittens.

Vaccinations

Veterinarians agree that young pets should be started on a vaccination program around eight weeks of age. Young pets have immature immune systems, which means they have more difficulty fighting disease than adult animals. Vaccines are the most effective method of stimulating the immune system to protect it from disease and will continue to play an important role throughout your pet’s lifetime.

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Parasite Prevention

External and internal parasites will present constant threats to your pet’s health unless preventative measures are taken. Puppies and kittens are especially vulnerable to parasitic infections and can be born with parasites passed down from the mother. Early screening and prevention products will help protect them against parasites like fleas, ticks and intestinal worms, which reduces health risks for both pets and their owners.

Spay and Neuter

We always encourage our clients to take this very important step in protecting their young pet’s health. Neutering or spaying your pet will provide your dog or cat with many short-term and long-term benefits. In addition to preventing unexpected pregnancies, spaying and neutering can reduce/eliminate the risks of certain types of cancers as well as unwanted pet behaviors such as wandering, aggression and spraying/marking.
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