Good preventive medicine both gives your pet their best opportunity for a long, healthy, and happy life, as well as being the most cost-effective method of veterinary care.
Pico Rivera Animal Hospital's preventive care plans keep common diseases and disorders from ever developing in the first place.
When combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare. At Pico Rivera Animal Hospital our signature wellness plans provide complete quality coverage at unbeatable prices.
The first year is a busy and critical time in a dog or cat's life. We've taken the liberty to include a sample schedule below of our Pico Rivera vets' recommendations for mandatory vaccines and reproductive surgery for puppies and kittens.
The benefits of reproductive surgery for cats and dogs is well-publicized. Having your pet spayed or neutered not only prevents the birth of unwanted litters; these common veterinary surgeries can also help to protect your pet against cancer and may prevent unwanted behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression.
In their first year of life, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases.
While the following are not kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your cat from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella.
In their first year, puppies need these shots to protect them from dangerous diseases.
Although the following are not puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your dog from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella.
Many common parasites threaten the health and wellbeing of pets and their owners in Pico Rivera and the surrounding areas. Our world-class parasite prevention products help to protect dogs and cats from these unwelcome pests in order to keep our client's families safe. Below is a list of the most common local parasites that our preventive treatment prevents infection from.
Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. Left untreated, fleas can quickly spread throughout your household.
These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a number of serious conditions in people and pets.
Tiny, highly contagious ear mites reside in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals. These parasites reproduce continuously throughout their lifespan.
This thread-like parasitic roundworm is spread through mosquito bites and makes its home in the heart, lungs and blood vessels of infected animals.
These parasites live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs, where they feed on the pet's blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia and other serious conditions.
This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite can rob your pet of vital nutrients necessary 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 through the ingestion of soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms pose a serious health risk to dogs.
Our Pico Rivera animal clinic is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of your cats and dogs. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.