We focus on preventive care at Western Veterinary Hospital to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place.
Combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare.
Preventive care ensures that your pet lives a long and healthy life. Our team will collaborate with you to develop a preventive care plan for your cat or dog that is specific to their needs.
When it comes to protecting your pet from a variety of contagious, often fatal diseases, up-to-date dog and cat vaccinations are required. Spaying or neutering your pet not only prevents unwanted litters, but these common veterinary procedures can also help protect your pet from some serious cancers. Unwanted behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression may be prevented.
In their first year, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases.
While spaying, neutering, and microchipping are not kitten vaccinations, they do help protect your cat from a variety of health problems and thus fall under the category of preventive health care.
In their first year, puppies need these shots to protect them from dangerous diseases.
While spaying, neutering, and microchipping are not puppy vaccinations, they do help protect your dog from a variety of health problems and thus fall under the category of preventive health care.
People and animals in the San Angelo area are at risk of contracting parasites. If left untreated, parasites can put your cat or dog's life in danger, and in some cases, they can even spread to other people or pets in your home. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from a variety of parasites, including:
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 several 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.
This thread-like parasitic roundworm is spread through mosquito bites and makes its home in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of infected animals.
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.
This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite can rob your pet of vital nutrients necessary to stay healthy.
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.
Western Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of San Angelo companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.