At Animal Health Services of Cave Creek, our team focuses on preventive care to prevent common diseases and disorders from arising in your pets.
In combination with routine wellness exams, parasite prevention, and pet vaccinations establish the base of your companion's routine veterinary care.
Preventive care is your pet's best chance to live a healthy and long life. You and our veterinary team will work together to develop a customized preventive care plan that's tailored to the needs of your dog or cat.
It's essential that you keep your cat or dog up to date with their vaccinations to protect them from contagious diseases that are often very serious. Getting your companion spayed or neutered doesn't just prevent the birth of undesirable litters; these routine veterinary procedures could also help keep them safe from some serious types of cancer. They may also avert unwanted behaviors such as animal aggression, roaming, howling, and scooting.
During their first year of life, there is a range of shots kittens require to protect them from serious diseases.
Below is not a list of kitten vaccinations however, having your kitty microchipped and spayed or neutered helps keep them safe from a handful of health conditions, falling under the category of preventive healthcare.
Puppies require the following shots in their first year to keep them safe from dangerous illnesses.
Even though the following doesn't state a range of puppy vaccinations, having your dog spayed/neutered, and microchipping helps to protect them from a number of health conditions, making them a part of the preventive health care umbrella.
Parasites are a dangerous health threat to both humans and their pets in the Cave Creek area. If parasites aren't treated they could threaten the life of your pet, and some could potentially be spread to other people or pets living in your home. The parasite prevention products we have available at Animal Health Services of Cave Creek can help protect your cat or dog from the common parasites listed:
Fleas are external parasites that eat the blood of mammals. If they aren't treated, they can spread quickly within your home.
Ticks are external parasites that feed on the blood of mammals and are responsible for transmitting a range of dangerous illnesses to pets and people.
Ear mites are very small and super contagious. They live in the ear canals of dogs, cats, and other mammals. They reproduce continuously during their lifespan.
These thread-like parasitic roundworms are spread through mosquito bites and live in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of the animals they infect.
Hookworms live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs feeding on the pet's blood. This parasite can cause anemia and other severe conditions.
Roundworms live in the intestines and feed on partially digested intestinal contents. They can rob your cat or dog of vital nutrients they need to be healthy.
Tapeworms are transmitted when an infected flea is ingested during grooming. These hook-like parasitic worms live and grow in the intestines of your pet.
Whipworms are spread through the ingestion of soil that has been contaminated with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms are a serious threat to the health of dogs.
Animal Health Services of Cave Creek is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Cave Creek companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.