Preventative Care

Preventative care is essential for pet owners to consider in order to keep their pets healthy and happy.

General Wellness

Latham Animal Hospital provides a wide variety of services that are tailored to promote general wellness from a physical, mental, and social standpoint. Our professional staff is passionate about making sure our pet patients receive the best care available so that they can enjoy life to the fullest. To preserve your pet’s general wellness, we offer preventative care such as vaccinations and nutrition counseling, diagnostics like laboratory blood analysis, and treatments for any issues that may arise during your pet’s lifetime. With us leading the way, your beloved pet can feel safe and secure each step of the way.

Preventative Medicine

Our focus is on helping pet owners protect their animals from developing serious illnesses down the road. We use general wellness services such as vaccinations and parasite prevention to identify and treat potential problems before they become more serious. We also give pet owners comprehensive health advice, including nutrition tips, exercise regimens, and behavioral therapies that can help keep pets safe and healthy. Investing in preventative medicine now at Latham Animal Hospital will help your pet stay happy, healthy, and active for years to come.

Heartworm Disease
Lyme Disease
Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Intestinal Worms

Heartworms are transmitted to pets by infected mosquitoes, and travel through the bloodstream to your pet’s heart. They can greatly weaken the heart and even shorten your pet’s lifespan if they are not treated in time.

Lyme disease is transmitted by certain ticks, such as the blacklegged/deer tick. This disease can cause swelling and pain in the joints, fever, and a decrease in appetite, and it can be transmitted to humans, too.

Some pets develop an allergic reaction to flea bites. This is due to certain chemicals found in flea saliva. Symptoms include severely itchy skin, and possible skin infection caused by licking and scratching.

Hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms can also wreak havoc on your pet’s internal systems. A fecal test can indicate whether your pet has any of these parasites. We carry a number of high-quality parasite preventatives here at our hospital, and will be happy to recommend the best ones for your pet to keep them parasite- and disease-free.

Annual WellnesS

We recommend an annual wellness exam and diagnostic checkup will help your dog or cat stay healthy by detecting and treating any hidden medical conditions early. This in turn can improve the prognosis, keep costs down, and help your pet live longer. Our veterinarians will do a full physical exam—from nose to tail- and then tailor comprehensive  vaccinations, parasite prevention, and any diagnostics care to each pet, based on life style, age, and risk of exposure. We also give pet owners health advice, including nutrition tips, exercise regimens, and behavioral therapies that can help keep pets safe and healthy.  

Parasite Prevention

At Latham Animal Hospital we believe prevention of parasites is critical to your pet’s health and well-being and recommend it for all dogs and cats. Our team is educated in the most up-to-date parasite preventatives for the treatment and prevention of disease carrying fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites, heartworm, and other parasites. We understand that one preventative does not fit for all pets, and will work with you to develop a plan for parasite prevention that fits with your budget as well as your pet’s health status, lifestyle, and age.  

Allergy Management

Allergies, whether it is to food, parasites, or the environment not only make your pets miserable, but it can be frustrating for pet parents, too.  Our doctors are  trained to help diagnose and treat your pet’s allergies and  understand that what works for one dog or cat may not work for another. We will  develop a plan for you that is tailored to your individual pet taking into account his or her medical conditions, age, and lifestyle as well as your comfort in administering it.