Keeping common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place is one of your vet's primary goals.
At Yates Veterinary Hospital, we accomplish this by laying the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare with routine exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention.
Preventive care offers your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team will work with you to develop a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, tailored to their unique needs.
When it comes to protecting your furry friend from a range of contagious, often serious diseases, current dog and cat vaccinations are essential tools at our disposal. While having your pet spayed or neutered prevents the birth of unwanted litters, these common veterinary surgeries can also help to protect your pet against some serious types of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as roaming, animal aggression, scooting and howling.
Kittens need these shots in their first year of life 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.
Puppies need these shots in their first year 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.
For both people and animals in Woodstock, parasites pose a serious health threat. Untreated parasites can threaten your cat or dog's life and in some cases, can even be transmitted to other pets or people living in your house. With our parasite prevention products, you can help protect your cat or dog from these common parasites:
Fleas quickly spread and feed on the blood of mammals and birds. These tiny external parasites can easily irritate pets and infect households.
Ticks are capable of spreading numerous serious conditions in people and pets. They consume the blood of mammals.
Ear mites are tiny and highly contagious. They reside in the ear canals of cats, dogs and other mammals, and continuously reproduce.
This thread-like parasitic roundworm spreads through mosquito bites and makes itself at home in infected animals' heart and lungs.
Hookworms feed on a cat or dog's blood and live in the digestive tract of your pet. This parasite can cause anemia and other serious conditions.
This parasitic worm thrives in the intestine as it feeds on partially digested food and contents. Roundworms can rob your pet of vital nutrients.
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.