At Millbrook Valley Animal Hospital, we like to focus on preventive care as the first line of defence to keep common diseases and disorders from developing.
When combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your companion's routine veterinary care.
With comprehensive preventive care, your pet has the best chance of living a long and healthy life. Our team will work with you to create a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, tailored to their unique veterinary needs.
Current dog and cat vaccinations are essential when it comes to protecting your furry friend from a range of contagious, and potentially fatal, diseases. Our veterinary team also recommends having your pet spayed or neutered to not only prevent the birth of unwanted litters; but also help to protect your pet against some serious forms of cancer. These surgeries may also prevent undesirable behaviours such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression.
Our vets recommend that your kitten receives the following shots to protect them from serious diseases.
Spaying, neutering and microchipping are just as important as routine vaccinations and help protect your cat from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella.
It's recommended that your puppy receive these shots in order to protect them from dangerous diseases.
Puppy vaccinations are not the only form of prevention that is recommended, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your dog from a number of health issues, and therefore
Parasites are a serious health threat to both people and pets in the Millbrook area. Parasitic infections that are left untreated can cause severe complications affecting your pet's quality of life, and in some cases can even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from the parasites listed below:
Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. Fleas are able to reproduce quickly causing an infestation within your home.
These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for causing a number of serious conditions in people and animals.
Tiny, highly contagious ear mites reside in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals. These tiny parasites will continue to reproduce throughout their life.
This thread-like parasitic roundworm is spread through mosquito bites and affects the heart, lungs and blood vessels of infected animals causing serious complications.
These parasites live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs where they feed on the pet's blood. Hookworms most commonly cause anemia as well as other serious conditions.
This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and survives on the food that your pet is busy digesting. This parasite can rob your pet of vital nutrients necessary to stay healthy.
Tapeworms are most commonly spread through the ingestion of infected fleas during grooming. These hook-like parasitic worms thrive within your pet's intestines.
Whipworms are spread when a dog ingests soil that has been contaminated by an infected dog's feces Whipworms pose a serious health risk to dogs.
Millbrook Valley Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Millbrook companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.