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

  • VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital offers special veterinary care packages for your new kitten or new puppy. A veterinary exam, deworming and proper vaccinations are especially important for young kittens and puppies to ensure that they get off to a healthy and happy start.  Call us today at 310-473-2951 for further details about our new kitten and new puppy packages and to schedule a visit for your newest family member!

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  • Our hospital offers guidance on a number of parasite control programs. Here in Los Angeles, your pet is at risk from fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites, and heartworm disease.

    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

  • Vaccines and regular health exams are critical preventative care measures to help protect pets from potentially deadly infectious diseases like Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Rabies in dogs; and Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus (FIV) and Rabies in cats. Vaccines protect pets from disease by exposing their body's immune system to inactive parts of a bacteria or virus. Our doctors will help you decide which vaccines are appropriate for your pet based on their risk factors.... Read more

  • Weight Management for Pets
    VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital offers a specialized Obesity and 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.... Read more

  • A wellness exam is an overall general health assessment and complete physical examination. During a wellness exam, your veterinarian may also recommend additional testing including blood tests, urinalysis, parasite screening, and other diagnostic imaging. In many cases, a wellness examination can help detect the early stages of disease.... Read more

  • Wellness tests are important way for your veterinarian to create an overall portfolio of your pet's health. By including various tests in  your pet's routine exams routine exams, it is possible to create a wellness baseline to which future testing can be compared. This helps make any potential abnormalities or concerns more easily detected.... Read more