At Washington Dog and Cat Hospital, we prioritize preventive care to protect your pets from common disorders and diseases that could often be life-threatening.
When you combine routine wellness exams, pet vaccinations, and parasite prevention you are forming the foundation of your cat or dog's routine healthcare.
Preventive care provides your furry companion with their best chance for a long and healthy life. Our veterinary team will work with you to establish a customized preventive care plan that meets the unique needs of your cat or dog.
Keeping your cat or dog's vaccinations current and up to date is an essential part of protecting your beloved pet from a variety of contagious, often severe, diseases. Getting your furry companion spayed or neutered helps prevent the birth of unwanted litters and protects your pet from a handful of serious cancers. These common procedures can also prevent unwanted behaviors such as animal aggression, howling, scooting, and roaming.
Here are various shots kittens need in their first year to protect them from serious diseases:
Below isn't a list of kitten vaccinations but, spaying, neutering and microchipping your feline friend can protect them from a number of health issues, falling under the preventive health care umbrella.
Puppies need the following shots In their first year to keep them safe from many dangerous diseases:
While the following are not puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help guard your pup against various health conditions, falling under the umbrella of preventive health care.
Parasites are a serious threat to the health of both pets and humans in Los Angeles. If they go untreated, parasites could threaten the life of your furry companion, and some could even be transmitted to the other people and animals in your home. The parasite prevention products we offer can help protect your cat or dog from the common parasites listed bellow:
These are external parasites that feed on the blood of mammals and birds. If fleas aren't treated, they can quickly spread in your household.
Ticks are external parasites that consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for spreading a range of serious conditions in pets and people.
Ear mites are tiny and highly contagious. They reside in the ear canals of mammals. These parasites also continuously reproduce in their lifespan.
This thread-like parasitic roundworm is transmitted through mosquito bites and lives in the lungs, heart, and blood vessels of infected animals.
These parasites reside in your pet's digestive tract, where they feed on the animal's blood. Hookworms can cause anemia and other severe conditions.
Roundworms live in the intestines and feed on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite can steal vital nutrients your pet needs to stay healthy.
Tapeworms spread when your pet ingests infected fleas when grooming. These hook-like parasitic worms live and grow in the intestines of your cat or dog.
Whipworms spread when your pet ingests soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms are a serious threat to the health of dogs.
Washington Dog and Cat Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Los Angeles companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.