Preventive Care

As a pet owner, you want the best care for your pet. The foundation for great care is a solid understanding of your pet’s life stages and annual care that enhances their lives throughout each stage. At VCA Butte Oroville Veterinary Hospital, vaccines are individually recommended based on your pet’s health, history, environment and exposure to risk. Furthermore, we are always seeking more effective vaccines based on current research.

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  • In Butte County, fleas, ticks, mites, and lice are the major parasites, all of which can cause major problems ranging from allergic dermatitis and otitis to Ehrlichia (a blood parasite). Our pharmacy offers excellent medications to control these parasites.

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  • Microchip identification is the absolute best way to reconnect with your best friend should you become separated. A tiny microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, is placed right underneath the skin in between the shoulder blades. Each chip has a unique identification that is read by a scanner.... Read more

    The first thing you should be aware of as a new kitten owner is that kittens require special health care needs the first few months of their lives. That’s why we have developed a comprehensive kitten wellness schedule to make it easier for you. In addition to the services below, ask our staff for additional information and suggestions.... Read more

  • The North Valley has the highest rates of heartworm disease cases in California. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and heart and can be contracted by dogs, cats, wolves, foxes, ferrets and (in rare instances) humans. Heartworms are classified as filarids, a species of roundworm.... Read more

  • Immunizing your pet is a crucial preventative step towards well-being. Vaccines help protect dogs and cats from potentially deadly diseases such as Parvovirus, Distemper, Rabies and Leptospirosis, Canine influenza, Panleukopenia and Feline Leukemia. Since all treatments are customized, our doctors can help identify when and what vaccines are best for your pet – some are most critical when your pet is young while others, such as boosters, are shots to continue into adult and senior years.... Read more

  • VCA Butte Oroville Veterinary Hospital offers a state-of-the-art Nutrition Center complete with prescription diets recommended for your pet.

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  • A wellness exam is an overall general health assessment that may include blood tests, urinalysis, and parasite screening. In many cases, a wellness examination can help detect the early stages of disease. Wellness exams are recommended for most pets at least annually, but often at least every 6 months for senior pets and pets with chronic health issues.... Read more

  • Wellness tests are important to assist the veterinarians in creating an overall portfolio of your pet's health.

    By including blood tests in your pet’s routine exams, it is possible to create a wellness “baseline” against which future testing can be compared. This can help to make any potential abnormalities or concerns be more easily detected.... Read more