At Rosebank Animal Hospital in Pickering, we know the key to helping pets live longer, healthier, and happier lives is through preventative medical advice and treatments. Preventative treatment can range from simple dietary tips to providing vaccinations and other medications to oral care and dentistry. We encourage regular visits and can help keep your pet in their best health with our knowledgeable care and loving touch.
Some of our most common preventive care services are:
Preventive Care at Your Local Pickering Animal Hospital
Vaccination & Deworming
Vaccination offers excellent protection from common and often life-threatening diseases for your pet. They are often required by kennels and pet-sitting services, and we highly recommend them if your pet will be outside or in contact with other animals. Please contact us for information about the list of recommended vaccinations for your pet.
Worms are parasites that can live inside your dog or cat’s intestines. Worms may cause your pet to vomit or stop eating. A worm infection can also lead to anemia, malnutrition and even intestinal obstruction. It can be fatal. Please contact us for information about our deworming treatment
As with humans, animals benefit from regular wellness exams. They help ensure the healthy growth and aging of our pets and can allow for early diagnoses of illness. Vaccination boosters and other treatments can often be done at the same time as a wellness exam. Please call or click to book an appointment.
Fleas and Ticks
Fleas and ticks are external parasites that can attach to your dog’s or cat’s skin and coat. Fleas and ticks bite your pet, which can lead to skin irritation, itching, discomfort and even illness. Untreated fleas can cause your pet to scratch enough to cause hair loss and skin infections. Lyme disease, ehrlichosis and a range of other diseases can be caused by ticks. It is healthiest for your pet to treat fleas and have ticks removed by a veterinary specialist.
Sometimes collars are not enough to ensure that your dog or cat will be identified and returned to you if they stray or get lost. A much more secure identification system is to have a veterinarian insert a microchip with your contact information into your pet in a process very similar to vaccination. As long as you keep up-to-date contact information in the pet recovery database, you have a strong chance of being contacted when your furry friend is found.