At Island Pet Hospital, our team focuses on preventive care to protect your cats and dogs from common diseases and conditions arising in the first place.
When parasite prevention and pet vaccinations are combined with regular wellness exams, they can form the foundation of your pet's routine healthcare.
Preventive care offers your pet the best chance for life-long health. Our vets will work with you to develop a customized preventive care plan that's tailored to the needs of your cat or dog.
It's very important to keep your cat or dog's vaccinations current and up to date because it protects them from a variety of contagious, often serious, illnesses and diseases. Having your furry friend spayed or neutered doesn't just prevent the birth of unwanted litters; these common veterinary procedures can also help keep your pet safe from a handful of serious cancers. They might also prevent undesirable behaviors including howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression.
Below we have listed the shots kittens need during their first year to protect them from dangerous diseases.
Even though the following is not a schedule of kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping will help protect your cat from various health problems, therefore falling under the umbrella of preventive health care.
Here is a list of the shots your puppy will need within their first year, to guard them against serious diseases.
Below is not a list of puppy vaccinations but, spaying, neutering, and microchipping your dog can help protect them from a variety of health issues, falling under the preventive health care umbrella.
Parasites are a dangerous threat to the health of both pets and their human families in the Las Vegas area. If parasites aren't treated promptly they can threaten the life of your cat or dog, and can sometimes even be transmitted to the other pets and people living in your home. The parasite prevention products we have available at Island Pet Hospital can help protect your pet from the parasites listed below:
Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. If they aren't treated, they can spread quickly throughout your home.
Ticks are external parasites that eat the blood of mammals and are responsible for spreading various dangerous conditions to pets and people.
Tiny, highly contagious ear mites live in the ear canals of dogs, cats, and other mammals. These parasites continuously reproduce during their lifespan.
Heartworms are thread-like parasitic roundworms that spread through mosquito bites and reside in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of infected animals.
These parasites live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs. They feed on the pet's blood and cause anemia and other serious conditions.
This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested intestinal contents. They can steal vital nutrients your pet needs to stay healthy.
Tapeworms are spread through the ingestion of infected fleas during grooming. These hook-like parasitic worms live and grow in your pet's intestines.
Whipworms are spread when an animal ingests contaminated soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms are a serious risk to the health of dogs.
Island Pet Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Las Vegas companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.