Animal hospital in Houston preventative pet care

Preventative Cat Care

Preventive care is the most important factor in maintaining your cat's health. Please view below to learn more about the preventive measures that should routinely be done for your cat.

Animal Hospital offers Flea and Tick Control services in Houston

Flea and Tick Control

Like most cat owners, you probably enjoy spending quality time with your cat's both indoors and out. Don't leave them at risk for any unwelcome visits from pesky parasites like fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks can be very damaging to the human-animal bond, particularly when flea invasion gets out of control or when ticks hitch a ride with your cat. Not only can these unfriendly parasites make your cat's extremely uncomfortable, they can pose grave health risks.

Since fleas can survive a cold winter by feeding on unprotected cat's and ticks are active whenever it is warm enough outside for them to crawl about their surroundings, preventive measures should be taken year round. By undergoing measures to inhibit these outbreaks, the diseases these parasites transmit to cat's and people can also be mitigated or prevented.

There are many safe and effective flea and tick control products available, and our veterinary team will help you choose the correct preventive regimen based on your cat's risk factors and health status. Once a year, it is important to discuss with your veterinarian which external pest control products are ideal for your household, based upon the everyday life of your cat.

Parasite Control

Intestinal parasites such as hookworms and roundworms can be a troublesome concern, especially for very young animals. Most kittens are born with worms and cats remain susceptible to the harmful parasites throughout their lives. Worms live inside your cat, making the symptoms difficult to pinpoint, and are therefore detected through a fecal analysis. Internal parasites can not only harm your cat, but many can also be transferred to children and adults, making them sick as well.

Our hospital performs a fecal analysis on all new kittens. If your cat does have a parasite problem, our veterinarians can provide you with different medications and treatments to remedy the problem and steer your cat back to good health. Preventive care and prescription heartworm medication are key, because of the damages presented by intestinal parasites to both cat's and people. Our primary focus is to provide your cat with the safest and most effective ongoing preventive care.

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Parasite Control information at Houston Animal Hospital
Vaccine Protocol at Houston Animal Hospital

Vaccine Protocols

Vaccinations are vital to the health and protection of your cat, and serve as a preventive measure to combating viral diseases like Distemper, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus and Rabies. Vaccinations are accompanied by a veterinarian consultation and examination to make certain that your cat's condition is stable enough to receive them.

Vaccinations help to combat diseases by exposing the cat's immune system to inactive or small amount of a particular form of bacteria or virus. Our doctors will help you decide which vaccines are appropriate for your cat's risk factors. Proper and timely administration is paramount to ensure for optimal protection. Vaccinations are particularly important to young animals that have immature immune systems. Vaccinations generally begin at 6-8 weeks of age and are given every three to four weeks until the series is completed.

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