PREVENTATIVE CARE

Maintaining your pet’s good health is our mission.  By bringing your pet in regularly for check-ups, watching their diet and exercise, and providing the necessary treatments to keep them at their best, you'll enjoy the companionship of your pet for years to come.

Flea and Tick Treatment

Pets should be protected from fleas and ticks throughout the year. Much of this area doesn’t get cold enough or long enough to freeze and kill all the fleas and ticks in the environment. We carry a range of flea and tick preventative products and will help you determine the best preventative plan for your pets.

Heartworm Prevention For Dogs

Heartworm is a parasite that is spread by mosquitoes and is very prevalent in this area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. If acquired and left untreated, heartworm can lead to heart failure in your pet. The best way to protect your pet is with regular testing and year-round monthly heartworm preventative. In addition to preventing heartworm the medication will also protect your pet against intestinal hookworms and roundworms.

Intestinal Parasite Prevention

There are many different types of intestinal parasites but some of the more commonly seen are roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms, whipworms, coccidia and giardia. These parasites can cause diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration in your pets. The parasites can usually be detected by routine fecal exams and treated accordingly. Monthly heartworm prevention is recommended to help control the hookworms and roundworms that can be transmitted to humans. We recommend regular flea preventative to help control tapeworms because the fleas carry the tapeworm eggs.

Dental Care

Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet’s health. You can help maintain your pet’s dental health by brushing the teeth and providing treats that help clean the teeth. Infections in the mouth can go undetected for long periods of time and if left untreated can often lead to larger problems such as kidney, heart and liver disease. During your pet’s yearly wellness exam we will look at the mouth and gums and assess the need for a dental cleaning under anesthesia. Some symptoms of dental problems are bad breath, yellowish or brown tartar on the teeth, red or swollen gums, loss of appetite or difficulty eating.

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  Updated April 7, 2016
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