At Alondra Animal Hospital, we know that the best way to protect your pet from diseases is with complete preventive care.
Dog and cat vaccinations and parasite prevention along with wellness exams form a strong foundation for the lifelong health and wellness of your pet.
Our veterinary staff will work with you and develop a preventive care plan that works best for your pet including what parasite prevention your pet needs, a schedule for puppy shots and kitten shots that is ideal for your pet's unique needs as well ensure that your pet has been microchipped to be sure that you can be reunited if your pet ever becomes lost.
Pet vaccinations are imperative to the health of your companion. Without the appropriate vaccinations, your pet will be susceptible to all types of potentially contagious and serious disorders and diseases, some of which could be fatal. Reproductive surgery is another key part of preventive care as it can help to prevent many types of cancer as well as undesirable behaviors such as howling, scooting and aggression.
It is important that kittens receive the following vaccinations during their first year for future disease protection.
Microchipping and reproductive surgery are both recommended at this time, while they are not vaccinations they are still an important part of preventive health care during your kitten's first year.
The following vaccines are necessary during your puppy's first year to provide lifelong disease protection.
Reproductive surgery and microchipping are both very important parts of preventive care during the first year of your puppy's life and are recommended to be done during this time.
In the Gardena area there is a risk of your pet being exposed to many types of parasites. Parasites are serious and can become life-threatening for your pet if left untreated, and are usually able to be transmitted to other animals within your household and even humans that come into contact with an infected pet. We are able to provide parasite prevention for the following types of parasites.
Fleas are external parasites that survive on the skin and feed on the blood of birds and mammals. If fleas are not treated immediately they will reproduce and spread quickly.
Ticks will borrow into the skin of an animal where they feed on the blood of their host. Ticks are able to transmit various serious diseases to both humans and animals.
Ear mites are tiny parasites that prefer to live in the ears of their host animals and are capable of reproducing quickly and throughout their entire lifespan.
This thread-like parasitic roundworm lives within the heart, lungs and blood vessels of infected animals and is transmitted through infected mosquito bites.
These parasites prefer to survive within the digestive tract of the animal that they have infected and feed of the blood leading to possible cases of anemia.
This parasite lives in the digestive tract choosing to feed on the partially digested food and taking nutrients from the host animal that are vital to its health.
Tapeworms are hook-like parasites and are most commonly spread when an animal ingests fleas during the grooming process and thrive in the intestines of the host animal.
Whipworms can cause serious illness in dogs and are transmitted when a dog has contact with soil that contains infected feces from another dog.
Alondra Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Gardena companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.