At Paddock Park Animal Care Center, we have a focus on preventative care in order to keep common disorders and diseases from ever developing in the first place.
Combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention treatments form the backbone of your pet's routine healthcare.
Preventive care gives your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team will work with you to create a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, tailored to their unique needs.
Current vaccinations for your dog and cat are essential when it comes to protecting your furry friend from a wide variety of contagious and serious diseases. Having your pet neutered or spayed will not only prevent the birth of unwanted litters, these common veterinary surgeries can help to protect your pet against some forms of cancer. They may also reduce unwanted behaviors like scooting, roaming, howling and animal aggression.
In their first year of life, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases.
While the following procedures aren't kitten vaccinations, each of microchipping, spaying and neutering all protect your cat from health issues throughout their life. And thus, can be comfortably considered preventative care.
In their first year, puppies need these shots to protect them from dangerous diseases.
Although the following are not puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your dog from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella.
Parasites pose a serious risk to your Ocala pet's health. If no promptly treated, parasites can threaten your dog or cat's life and, in some cases, can even be transmitted to other pets and people living in your home. Our parasite prevention treatments can help to protect your dog or cat from the following common parasites:
Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. Left untreated, fleas can quickly spread throughout your household.
These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a number of serious conditions in people and pets.
Tiny, highly contagious ear mites reside in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals. These parasites reproduce continuously throughout their lifespan.
This thread-like parasitic roundworm is spread through mosquito bites and makes its home in the heart, lungs and blood vessels of infected animals.
These parasites live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs where they feed on the pet's blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia and other serious conditions.
This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite can rob your pet of vital nutrients necessary to stay healthy.
Tapeworms are spread through the ingestion of infected fleas during grooming. These hook-like parasitic worms live and grow in your pet's intestines.
Whipworms are spread through the ingestion of soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms pose a serious health risk to dogs.
Paddock Park Animal Care Center always accepts new patients! Our team of experienced vets are passionate about pet health in Ocala and beyond. We welcome you and your beloved pet to our veterinary family.