At Shatto Veterinary Center, we focus on preventive care to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place.
Combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare.
Preventative care gives your pet their best chance at a long and healthy life. Our veterinary team will work with to you craft a customized preventative treatment plan for your cat or dog tailored to their needs.
Up-to-date cat and dog vaccinations are essential when it comes to protecting your companion animal from serious and contagious diseases. Having your pet neutered or spayed, when done in conjunction with other preventative treatments, can not only prevent the birth of unwanted litters, but can protect your pet against serious kinds of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression.
In their first year of life, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases.
While the following aren't necessarily kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping can help to protect your cat from a variety of health issues and can be considered firmly within the umbrella of preventative healthcare.
In their first year, puppies need these shots to protect them from dangerous diseases.
Even though the following aren't puppy vaccinations, neutering, spaying and microchipping your pet can help to protect your dog from a wide variety of health issues, meaning it falls within the scope of preventative health care.
Parasite pose a serious health risk to pets in the Los Angeles area if left untreated. They can even threaten your cat or dog's life or be transmitted to other pets or people living in your household. Our parasite treatments and prevention products can help to put a stop to these health concerns in your dog or cat, especially with the following 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, causing significant health risks.
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.