Preventive care services are performed for the prevention of disease or sickness and help to ensure your pets are staying healthy. These services include vaccinations, parasite control, wellness exams, and even weight management help. Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about our services in preventive care.
Because our pets age at a quicker pace than we humans do, it is important that they receive appropriate preventative care, along with 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 key preventive care measures and are critical to the well-being of your pets to help protect them from potentially deadly infectious diseases like Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Rabies in dogs; and Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus (FLV) and Rabies in cats.
Vaccination protects 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
At VCA Katy Trail Animal Hospital, we are devoted to the safety of every dog or cat. Every year pets are lost and can be reunited with their family if they are microchipped. Even if your pet wears a collar with an identification tag, your pet should be microchipped because the collar may come off or the tags may be damaged or unreadable.... Read more
We can’t wait to meet your new puppy or kitten. Getting a new pet is the first step to having a wonderful companion, friend and long-term family member. It is an exciting time, and it is important to do everything you can to make sure he or she grows up strong, healthy and happy.... 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
Our hospital offers Vaccination Examinations because vaccinations are critical to the well-being of your pets. Vaccines protect against potentially deadly viral diseases like Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Rabies in dogs, and Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus and Rabies in cats.
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
Your pet’s health is important to us, and our goal is to keep your pet healthy for a long and happy life. At Katy Trail Animal Hospital we believe that annual wellness exams for your dog and cat are important steps toward that goal. We emphasize wellness and prevention; the annual exam allows us to develop a picture of your pet’s overall health so we may detect disease before it becomes a serious health condition.... 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