Our Eagle Ridge Veterinary Hospital vets prioritize preventative care in the treatment of all of our patients in order to stop conditions and diseases from arising in the first place.
Combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare.
Preventative veterinary care will give your pet their best chance at a healthy and happy life. Our veterinary team will work closely together with you to create a treatment plan especially suited to your cat or dog's needs.
Current vaccinations for your dog or cat are key to helping to protect your four legged family member from contagious, and often serious, diseases. Having your pet spayed or neutered will not only prevent unwanted pregnancies, but will protect your pet against a wide range of serious forms of cancer. They may also prevent unwanted behaviours from scooting and roaming, to howling 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.
Parasites can be a risk to your Sechelt pet depending on their lifestyle and where you travel. While fleas and ticks are more common in our area, your pet can still be at risk of contracting other parasites, such as heartworm, if you are travelling to an area where it is prevalent. Prevention is always key! At Eagle Ridge Veterinary Hospital, we’ll help ensure your pet is protected from parasites based on their specific lifestyle.
We commonly help to prevent, control and treat the following parasites:
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.
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.
These parasitic worms live in your pet's intestines and feed on their partially-digested contents. This parasite can steal vital nutrients from your pet.
Tapeworms are spread by the ingestion of infected fleas when your pet grooms themselves. These hook-like parasites live and grow in your pet's intestines.
Whipworms are primarily spread to your pet through the ingestion of soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms can pose a serious health risk to your pup.