Preventive Care

Preventive care services are performed to help pets avoid disease and sickness and to ensure that they remain healthy. These services include vaccinations, parasite control, wellness exams, and weight management. Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about our services in preventive care.

Available Services
  • Because our pets age at a quicker pace than we do, it is important that they receive appropriate preventative care which includes early detection screenings to identify any health concerns or diseases in their earliest stages.

    Pets aged 7 years or older should visit their veterinarian twice a year for wellness exams. These exams are the key to detecting any health problems that could endanger your pet.... Read more

  • Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and disease to pets through a bite. Many pets also suffer from severe allergic reaction to the bites of fleas and ticks. It is imperative that owners prevent these parasites by using one of the many commercially available products that protect pets from fleas and ticks.... Read more

  • Vaccines and regular health exams are critical preventive care measures to help protect pets from potentially deadly infectious diseases like Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Rabies in dogs; and Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus (FLV) and Rabies in cats.

    Vaccinations protect pets from disease by exposing their body's immune system to inactive or parts of a type of bacteria or virus. Our doctors will help you decide which vaccines are appropriate for your pet's risk factors.... Read more

  • We recommend that all patients be permanently identified with a microchip, either at the time of their first visit or when under anesthesia for spay or neuter procedure. Microchips are safe, permanent and unique identifiers for pet animals of every species.

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  • Establishing the Human-Animal Bond: Healthy Starts for Your Puppy or Kitten

    Congratulations on your new family member! We can't wait to welcome your puppy or kitten into the Bond Animal Hospital family. We look forwarding to providing a lifetime of care for you and your new friend.

    As part of settling your new puppy or kitten into your home, you'll want to schedule an initial wellness visit with us.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers guidance on a number of parasite control programs. The most common parasites that afflict pets are fleas and ticks.

    Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and disease to pets through a bite.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers and encourages preventive medicine services through early disease detection and wellness programs for adult and senior dogs.

    Because pets are living longer, they may experience increased problems with chronic illnesses and cancer. The earlier a problem is diagnosed and a treatment plan started, the better the outcome.... Read more

  • A Commitment to Keeping Your Pet Healthy

    Vaccinations and preventatives protect your pets from a wide range of common diseases. Bond Animal Hospital offers our current recommendations, effective January 2013.

    Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

    All cats should receive the following vaccines:

    • Feline Distemper (FVRCP) - Initial vaccination at six to eight weeks of age, then repeated every four weeks until sixteen weeks of age.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers a specialized weight management program for your pet. Just as in people, obesity contributes to many preventable life-threatening diseases such as diabetes mellitus, arthritis, heart disease and high blood pressure. Weight management is a very important part of maintaining the health of our pets.... Read more

  • Regular wellness visits allow us to evaluate your pet's general health and to identify any problems before they escalate into something more serious. Regular checkups allow us to identify problems early and correct or control developing health issues. It is sometimes difficult for pet owners to know when something is wrong, particularly with exotic pets.... Read more