At Catawba Animal Clinic, one of our greatest priorities is to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place. We accomplish this by focusing on preventive care.
Combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations, and parasite prevention can be used to build a solid foundation for your animal's routine healthcare.
Our team will work with you to create a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, tailored to their unique needs.
When it comes to protecting your furry companion from a range of contagious, often serious diseases, it's essential to keep dog and cat vaccinations up to date. Having your pet spayed or neutered not only prevents unwanted litters from being born; these common veterinary procedures can help to protect your pet against some serious types of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression.
Kittens need these shots in their first year of life to protect them from dangerous 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 serious 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 people and animals in Rock Hill, parasites are a serious health risk. Left untreated, parasites can become life-threatening for your dog or cat, and in some cases can even be transmitted to other pets or people in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from these common parasites:
Fleas consume the blood of mammals and birds. These external parasites can quickly spread through your household if left untreated.
Ticks are external parasites that consume the blood of mammals. They can spread numerous serious conditions.
While ear mites are tiny, they are highly contagious. They continuously reproduce and reside in the ear canals of dogs and cats.
Spread through mosquito bites, this thread-like parasitic roundworm lives in the lungs, blood vessels, and hearts of infected animals.
Hookworms live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs, where they feed on an animal's blood. They can lead to serious conditions.
Residing in the intestine, this parasitic worm feeds on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite can rob your pet of 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.
Catawba Animal Clinic is welcoming new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Rock Hill companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.