Keeping common diseases and disorders from developing is one of the main principles of preventive care.
Our veterinarians at Ruckersville Animal Hospital will work with you to create a comprehensive routine healthcare plan for your four-legged friend that combines regular wellness exams, pet shots and vaccinations, and parasite prevention.
Preventive care offers your cat or dog the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team looks forwards to serving you and your pet.
Our furry friends can contract a range of contagious, often serious diseases. Dog and cat vaccinations are essential to protecting your pet from these illnesses. Having your pet neutered or spayed not only prevents the birth of unwanted litters; these common veterinary surgeries can also help to protect your pet against some serious types of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as scooting, howling, animal aggression and roaming.
Kitttens need these shots in their first year of life to protect them from dangerous diseases.
Puppies need these shots in their first year of life to protect them from serious diseases.
Parasites pose a serious health threat to people and animals in the Ruckersville area. Left untreated, parasites can threaten the life of your cat or dog, and in some cases can even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from the following common 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.
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.
We always look forward to welcoming new patients. Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of companion animals in Ruckersville. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.