Our veterinarians in Montecito can help you protect your cat or dog from many serious diseases and disorders with routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention.
With preventive care, we can keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place. Our veterinarians at Montecito Pet Hospital can evaluate your pet's lifestyle to help you make the best vaccine decisions that are in your pet's interests.
Combined with regularly scheduled routine exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's healthcare regimen.
Diligent preventive care offers your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team can work with you to create a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, geared to their unique needs.
When it comes to protecting your four-legged family member from a range of contagious, often serious diseases, current dog and cat vaccinations are a critical tool in our arsenal. We can prevent the birth of unwanted litters and protect your pet against some serious forms of cancer by spaying or neutering them. This may also help avoid unwanted behaviors such as roaming, howling, animal aggression and scooting.
In their first year of life, your kitten needs these shots to protect them from serious diseases.
While these are not kitten vaccinations, you can take preventive care measures including spaying, neutering and microchipping to protect your cat from numerous health issues.
In their first year, your puppy needs these shots to protect them from dangerous diseases.
Though the items below are not puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your dog from several health issues. Therefore, they fall under preventive healthcare.
Parasites threaten the health of both people and animals across Montecito. Left untreated, they can even threaten your cat or dog's life, and in some cases be transmitted to other people or pets living in your house. With our parasite prevention products, you can help protect your dog or cat from these common parasites:
These external parasites feed on the blood of mammals and birds. Fleas cause itchy, irritating bites and potential allergic reactions. They can quickly spread through the house.
Ticks feed on the blood of mammals and are responsible for spreading many serious conditions in people and pets. These parasitic arachnids are an increasing menace.
While ear mites are tiny, they are highly contagious and live in the ear canals of cats, dogs and other mammals. They keep reproducing throughout their lifespan.
This parasitic roundworm has a thread-like appearance and spreads through mosquito bites. It lives in the lungs, blood vessels and heart of infected animals.
Hookworms feed on your pet's blood and reside in the digestive tract of cats and dogs. This parasite can lead to anemia and other serious conditions if left untreated.
From its home in the intestine, this parasitic worm feeds on partly digested food. Roundworms rob your pet of vital nutrients they need to remain healthy.
Tapeworms are hook-like parasitic worms that live and grow in your pet's intestines. They spread when your pet ingests infected fleas while grooming.
Whipworms spread when your pet ingests soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. This parasite poses a serious health risk to dogs.