Pet Preventative Care in Clinton, CT
We’re here to keep your pet feeling their best.
We aim to ensure that your pet is placed on the right health plan from their first meeting with us. We hope to see your pet at least once a year for an exam throughout their life and twice during their senior years (anything beyond the age of seven).
At Clinton Veterinary Hospital, we focus on preventative treatment to keep dogs and cats healthy. Parasite prevention, vaccinations, and nutrition are vital aspects in keeping your pet from grave illness and might save you money in the long term.
Flea and Tick Prevention
Clinton Veterinary Hospital provides all the leading flea and tick preventives. Some prevent fleas only; others prevent ticks and intestinal parasites, too.
Fleas and ticks are the most typical parasites that affect pets. We know that these pesky creatures might create a mountain of problems for your pet. Fleas are a significant cause of dermatitis in dogs and cats. Some pets become so inflamed that they scratch themselves to create self-inflicted wounds. A flea infestation can quickly deplete your pet’s iron stores. When ingested, fleas can colonize your pet’s intestines with internal parasites (tapeworms). Fleas may also spread Bartonella, the illness responsible for “cat-scratch fever” in humans.
Ticks can spread a variety of tick-borne illnesses. Lyme Disease is the most common and may result in various secondary problems, including lameness, lethargy, renal issues, and joint edema.
Vaccines are health treatments that stimulate protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to combat future infections from disease-causing organisms. Vaccines can help reduce the impact of subsequent illnesses, and some may even prevent infection.
Throughout your pet’s life, vaccines can help to improve general health. We also know that there are times when your pet won’t be vaccinated, which is why we’ll evaluate their lifestyle, age, breed, and state rules to devise an optimum vaccination schedule for each individual pet.
How much your pet eats and what they consume can help prevent several diseases throughout their lifetime. Nutrition is essential because it contributes to the prevention of joint and lameness problems and gum disease by using chews and snacks that clean teeth.