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West Covina vet, veterinarian in West Covina, CA

Adams Animal Hospital

1559 E. Amar Road Suite N

West Covina, CA 91792

626.965.4424

Pets Are Family Too

Our Services
 

Routine Preventative Care

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 It is important for your pet to receive routine checkups just like it is for you. It allows us to make sure that your pet is healthy and also allows us to catch any health problems before they become serious. You should bring your dog or cat in for a checkup at least once a year, and once every 6 months for older pets.

During the visit we will check your pets' vitals, make sure all vaccinations are up to date, and perform any necessary blood work. Blood work can help to diagnose heartworm, Lyme disease, viral infections, and other diseases that can be treated more easily when detected early. The best way to combat these diseases is actually to stop them before they happen. There are many vaccines and medications available to prevent them. We will make sure your pet is taking the necessary medications to keep them safe.

Deworming is also a key method to keep your pets (and your family) free from getting sick. Deworming helps to prevent your pet from acquiring parasites. If your pet does become infected by a parasite it is possible for them to spread it to anything or anyone they come into contact with. Schedule a deworming session for your pet today.

Roundworms- Roundworms, also known as ascarids, are the most common type of intestinal parasite infecting dogs. In fact, many puppies and kittens are born already infected. Your pet can become infected with roundworms by nursing from an infected mother or even while still in the womb. Dogs and cats can also become infected by eating other animals, especially rodents that are carrying developing worms.

Hookworms- Hookworms affect both cats and dogs, although they are more common in dogs. Hookworms are dangerous for three reasons; they suck blood, potentially leading to anemia; they can infect unborn animals in the womb and they can be passed on to humans. The best way to avoid infection is to keep living areas clean of waste material.  

Whipworms- Whipworms are intestinal parasites that infect dogs only, cats are not at risk. Whipworms, which get their name from the whip-like shape of adult worms, live in the colon or large intestine of dogs. They bite the tissue and embed their heads, which allows them to suck blood and irritate the intestine walls. To prevent potential exposure to whipworms, any feces in your yard should be picked up daily. In addition, many heartworm preventives also control whipworms in your dog.

 Tapeworms- Tapeworms are a parasite that can live in the small intestine of dogs and cats. The most common cause for a pet to get tapeworm is by ingesting a flea that contains tapeworm eggs in its larvae. Preventing fleas in your pet will greatly reduce the risk of them becoming infected with tapeworms.

 Giardia- Giardia is a common intestinal parasite that commonly affects dogs, and occasionally affects cats. It is a protozoa that lives in the small intestine and causes diarrhea. Animals become infected when they swallow water or other substances that are contaminated with giardia. Giardia often occurs in animals that have recently been adopted from shelters or purchased from kennels.

 

 
 
West Covina Vet Checkup For Your Pet - Routine Preventive Care - CA