At Plainfield Animal Hospital, we focus on preventive care to keep common diseases and disorders from 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 is the key to providing your pet with a long, healthy and happy life. Our veterinary team will work closely together and with you to develop a preventive treatment plan that is tailored to your pet's unique needs.
Up-to-date cat and dog vaccinations are critical to protecting our four-legged companion from a wide variety of contagious and serious diseases. Likewise, spaying or neutering your pet will not only prevent the birth of unwanted litters, but will also prevent some forms of serious diseases such as cancer. These preventive procedures may also put a stop to problematic behaviors like scooting, howling, roaming or 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 pose a serious health threat to people and animals in the South Plainfield 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 parasitic worm is spread through the bites of mosquitos and make their home in your pet's lungs, heart and blood vessels. Treatment can take a toll on your pet's body
Hookworms live in your dog or cat's digestive tract. There, they feed on the blood of your pet. These parasites can cause anemia as well as 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.