Pet Preventative Care

Your pet’s health and well-being are aided by regular checkups, a vaccination program, and parasite control.

Pet Flea & Tick Control

Every furry pet owner’s parent is aware of the annoyance that fleas can cause. Your pets may become itchy and squeamish at best or unhappy and lazy at worst. Fleas can transmit disease to your dogs and even to you, much like ticks. Fleas can contribute to the development of roundworms or flatworms as well as typhus, spotted fever, cat scratch fever, and, less frequently, the plague.

What, then, can we do? The ideal initial step is prevention, but if that doesn’t work, there are techniques to identify the earliest signs of a flea infestation and take action to stop it.

Pet Vaccinations

Small amounts of altered or “dead” viruses, bacteria, or other disease-causing organisms are present in vaccines. When given, they encourage your pet’s immune system to develop antibodies and disease-fighting cells that can defend against such illnesses. One of the pillars of effective canine and feline preventative healthcare is vaccination. Vaccines offer a cost-effective defense against infectious and contagious diseases for people and dogs when given by your veterinarian. During the wellness examination, we will suggest vaccination schedules based on your pet’s age, breed, and species.

New Kitten & New Puppy Packages

Woohoo! Congratulations on the addition to your family! Our absolute favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are puppies and kittens. We enjoy it when puppies and kittens stop by our workplace.

The most crucial thing you can do for your new family member is to start on the right foot. The “first year to good health for pups and kittens” is what we refer to it as. It significantly impacts both their lives and your own. A pet’s first year of life is equivalent to our seventh year. They are on the verge of entering preteen years.

We prefer to take a bit of additional time during your initial visit to assist you in setting up a healthy foundation for you and your new family member.

Pet Parasite Control

The diagnostic tools and medications required for the identification and management of both internal and exterior parasites are provided by our experts. As individual “worms” can be transferred from the mother’s womb to your new puppy or kitten, we begin testing for internal parasites at a very young age. Since some of these parasites can spread from animals to people, identifying and treating them is equally crucial. Before spaying or neutering, pups and kittens should have at least two stool examinations. Stool checks are necessary once a year for adult cats and dogs. We can offer you annual preventive medication, which cures and guards your dog against internal parasites and fleas, and we can test your dog every year for canine heartworm disease.

Pet Weight Management Program

Why should you care about your pet’s BCS and what it is?

Pets who are overweight or obese are more likely to experience health problems like joint pain, breathing difficulties, diabetes, and other illnesses. According to studies, pets with an average weight (neither overweight nor obese) live two years longer on average than pets who are overweight.

More than half of dogs and cats in the US are overweight. Overeating and a lack of exercise are the main contributors to obesity. If you are concerned about your pet’s weight, contact us today! We are here to help. 

Veterinary Services

Below are all of the veterinary services we offer at Charlestown Veterinary Hospital. If you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to call us.