Dogs and cats need ongoing vaccinations against diseases to ensure they stay happy, healthy and safe. Our knowledgeable staff and veterinarians will talk to you about your pet’s specific lifestyle and recommend the vaccinations needed.>
If your puppy or kitten is less than 6 months, you will want to visit our Florence Animal Hospital to prevent the risk of them contracting certain diseases that are common among young animals.>
Your pets vaccination schedule can vary depending on your pets age, activity level, health status, lifestyle, the likelihood of disease exposure, etc.>
Your First Visit?>
The first visit will allow us to get to know each other better, and check your pet's health and start preventive care to prevent against future illnesses.
You can ask our veterinarians any questions you may have about your pet!>
During your pet's first visit, your veterinarian will do a head-to-tail exam and check your pets overall health.
We will also check your pet for fleas, ticks and other external parasites.>
We're looking forward to seeing you and your pet soon. If your visiting our clinic for the first time you can check-out our First Time Visitors Page.>
For canines, vaccinations include Rabies and DAPP (distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus) are essential.
For felines, Rabies and FELV/FIV (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia) are essential..>
Kitten and puppy vaccinations protect your pet's young, vulnerable immune system against dangerous diseases.
Every kitten and puppy should have core vaccines and some may need additional vaccines based on their breed & lifestyle.
Puppies and kittens should begin vaccinations at 6-8 weeks.>
Screening & Prevention>
Does my pet have any diseases?
The presence of one or more illnesses can be determined by a simple blood test, and we recommend all pets have this test performed on an annual basis. Any detected problems can receive an immediate intervention.>
Let us help you find the correct preventative combination for you and your pet.>
Help Prevent Disease at Home: Pay attention to your pet’s behavior – You know your pet better than anyone else. If you see behavior changes that concern you, consult with your Florence Animal Hospital Veterinarian.>
Preventive Healthcare is Key We created our website to help clients better understand why Vaccinations help pet’s have a long and healthy life, and to encourage you to regularly go see our veterinarian for guidance.
We hope you choose our veterinarians and the Florence Animal Hospital team.>
Common Dog and Cat Parasites & Diseases>
Dogs and cats are likely to become infected with parasites at some point in their lives.
If left undetected and untreated, they will affect your pet’s well-being, from simply being irritating to causing a variety of life-threatening conditions.>
HOW DO PETS GET THESE WORMS? >
When the infected mosquito bites another dog, the mosquito spreads the infective larvae to your dog through the bite wound.
It takes about 6 to 7 months for the infective larvae to mature into adult heartworms.>
Heartworm Hookworms Roundworms Whipworm Tapeworms
Diseases Your Pet Get's From Ticks Some ticks carry more than one of these diseases, which can lead to co-infection.
Some are also "zoonotic", meaning they can infect humans and other non-canine family members. Learn More>
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