swann animal clinic
SWANN ANIMAL CLINIC PET WELLNESS
Your veterinarian is your pet’s advocate, and he or she will make every effort to maintain the best possible quality of life and health for your pet.
Comprehensive physical examinations will be performed, appropriate vaccines will be administered, proactive prevention treatments will be advised, species-specific screening tests will be recommended, and sound behavioral training strategies will be discussed with you.
Required vaccinations for your pet are vital to a proactive, preventive, and conscientious approach to ensuring your pet’s health status and quality of life. The frequency of immunizations will depend on a variety of factors: animal age, vaccination history, and the duration of protection of the vaccine. In addition, animal health care threats vary by location. An immunization schedule that is species-specific, location-specific, and consistent with your pet’s lifestyle will be recommended by your veterinarian.
Parasites and the diseases they carry can all be prevented with proper medication and maintenance. Fleas and ticks are not only a source of irritation to your pet, but they can also harbor disease and adversely affect your pet’s health. Heartworm is a dangerous parasite that lives in the heart of dogs and cats, damages the heart muscle, and can be fatal.
Ridding a pet and home from fleas can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars and can be nearly impossible to get rid of, as flea eggs can survive for a very long time. We will work with you to set up the best flea and tick preventive plan for your pets.
Fleas are small, jumping insects that live off of the blood of animals. They can carry dangerous diseases and often cause allergic dermatitis, ”severe itching” in pets.
Ticks are external parasites that live off of the bodily fluids of animals. They can carry diseases from one animal to another and are the main cause of the spread of diseases such as Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis/anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Heartworms are a parasite that can live in the heart of dogs and cats. Mosquitoes carry the worm from one infected animal to another. Several hundred worms can live in the heart of a dog, and infection from the parasite causes significant damage and can be fatal.