At White House Animal Hospital we focus our care on prevention in order to put a stop to common disorders and diseases from ever developing in the first place.
Combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare.
Preventive care gives your pet their best chance at a long, healthy and happy life. Our team will work with you in order to create a custom preventive care plan for your cat or god that is tailored to their unique needs.
Up-to-date dog and cat vaccinations are critical when it comes to protecting your four-legged friend against a wide variety of contagious diseases.
Having your pet spayed or neutered, as well, will not only prevent the birth of unwanted litters, but these common veterinary surgeries will also help to protect your pet against some serious forms of cancer later in life. These procedures may also curb unwanted behaviors like howling scooting, roaming and animal aggression.
In their first year of life, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases.
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.
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 can pose a serious risk to the health of people and pets in the White House area. If not promptly treated, parasites can threaten the life of your dog or cat and, in some cases, may even be transmitted to other pets or people living in your house.
Our vets are able to provide parasite prevention treatments and products to help to protect your cat or dog from any and all of 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.
These very dangerous parasitic worms are spread through mosquito bites and make their 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 by accidentally eating 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.
White House Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of White House companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.