We focus heavily on preventive care at Pet Doctors of America to keep common diseases from developing in your pets.
Combined with routine wellness checkups, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare.
Preventing diseases before they can take hold of your pet is the key to a long, healthy life. Our team will work with you to create a custom care plan for your cat or dog that's tailored to their individual needs.
Protecting your best friend from various contagious and often serious conditions is as simple as keeping their vaccinations up-to-date. Likewise, getting your pets spayed or neutered can protect them from serious forms of cancer as much as it protects against unwanted liters. Spaying or neutering surgeries can also be beneficial for preventing undesirable behaviors such as howling, roaming, scooting, and animal aggression.
In their first year of life, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases. Booster vaccines will be given within 3-4 weeks of the previous dose.
Exact dates will vary based on your vet's preferences.
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. Each booster will be administered within 3-4 weeks of its previous dose.
Exact time frames will differ by vet's preferences.
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 and their corresponding conditions present a huge health threat for Jacksonville pets. When 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. 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 mammals and birds. If left untreated, fleas can quickly and easily spread throughout your whole household.
These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a large 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 string-like parasitic roundworm is spread through infected mosquito bites and sets up residence 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 often 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 continually 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 Jacksonville dogs.
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