Veterinary Associates has a sharp focus on prevention and preventive care as the best method of keeping common disorders, diseases, and conditions from ever having the chance to develop in the first place.
When combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare.
Preventive services give your pet their best chance at a long, healthy and happy life. Our veterinary team will work together and with you to craft a customized preventive care plan for your dog or cat that is tailored to their unique needs.
Up-to-date dog and cat vaccinations are critical when it comes to protecting your four-legged friend from a range of contagious and often serious diseases. Likewise, having your pet neutered or spayed will not only prevent the birth of unwanted litters of kittens or puppies, these veterinary surgeries can also help to protect your companion against some forms of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors like howling, scooting, and aggression too.
In their first year of life, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases.
We recommend that all cats have vaccinations updated yearly from the date of the final kitten vaccination. Although the following procedures aren't vaccinations for your kitten, spaying, neutering and microchipping all help to protect your cat from health issues and threats to their well-being. Because of this, they comfortably fit under the preventive care umbrella.
We recommend that all cats have vaccinations updated yearly from the date of the final kitten vaccination.
In their first year, puppies need these shots to protect them from dangerous diseases.
We recommend that all dogs have vaccinations updated yearly from the date of the final puppy vaccinations. Although the following procedures aren't vaccinations for your puppy, spaying, neutering and microchipping all help to protect your dog from health issues and threats to their well-being. Because of this, they comfortably fit under the preventive care umbrella.
We recommend that all dogs have vaccinations updated yearly from the date of the final puppy vaccinations.
Parasites pose a very serious threat to the health of both people and pets in the Grenada area. If not promptly treated, these parasites can even threaten the life of your dog or cat. In some cases, these pests may even be transmitted to people that share a household with an animal. The parasite prevention products and treatments offered by our vets can help to protect your pet from 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 parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a many serious conditions in people and pets.
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.
Veterinary Associates is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Grenada companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.