Savannah Cat and Dog Preventative Care

Savannah Cat and Dog Preventative Care
As the saying goes, “the best defense is a good offense.” By taking your pet in for regularly scheduled checkups, you can catch medical issues before they have a chance to become serious. Georgetown Veterinary Hospital offers routine preventative care to Savannah-area cats and dogs.

Examinations

Exams allow the veterinarian to become familiar with your pet and look for any potential problems. While younger pets should have a physical exam once a year, older pets should come in every six months.

Vaccinations

Routine vaccinations can help your pet avoid serious diseases. Vaccinations for cats may include Distemper combo (Panleukopenia, Calici, and Rhinotracheiti), Leukemia, and Rabies.  Dog vaccinations include Distemper combo (distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus, hepatitis, and parainfluenza), Bordetella (kennel cough), Lyme, and Rabies. When administering vaccinations, we consider your pet’s risk and potential exposure.

Preventative Medicine

For good health, we recommend flea and tick prevention medication for both dogs and cats. Dogs should also take prevention medication for heartworms. We will help you select preventative medication that is appropriate for your pet.

Bloodwork

Bloodwork should be performed annually to check for heartworm in dogs. If your pet has been in a wooded area, checking for Lyme disease or other tick-borne illnesses is also recommended.

Kittens should be tested for Feline Immunodefiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia. Cats that have previously tested positive, have symptoms, or go outdoors, should be tested annually.

Deworming

While parasites such as tapeworms, roundworms, and hookworms typically infect cats and dogs, these parasites can be transmitted from pets to humans. By having your pet dewormed on a regular basis, you and your family can avoid accidently being infected with these parasites.

Pets should receive two rounds of deworming at least once a year. Pets that test positive for internal parasites will require additional rounds of deworming treatment.

To schedule your dog or cat’s preventative care, please contact Georgetown Veterinary Hospital today.

Savannah Animal Hospital Appointment
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Address:
21 Brasseler Blvd
Savannah, GA 31419-9576