Preventative Medicine in Frederick
An Ounce of Prevention for a Lifetime of Health
At West Frederick Veterinary Hospital, we approach your pet’s health needs with an eye towards prevention. As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited animal hospital, we believe that preventative care is one of the best ways to protect your pet’s health and wellness. Preventative medicine seeks to prevent the onset of diseases and illnesses with the idea that it’s much easier to prevent a disease from taking hold than it is to cure it. Regular checkups and vaccinations are two of the key ways that our Frederick veterinarians protect your pet’s health.
Preventative Care Tailored to Your Pet
Every pet that comes in to West Frederick Veterinary Hospital is unique. We understand that no two pets are the same – your pet will have a different set of medical needs than the needs of your neighbor’s pet. Our Frederick veterinarians take their time to get to know your pet from nose to tail. We ask you questions about their health and behavior too, since you know your pet better than anyone else.
We take several factors into consideration when developing a preventative care approach:
- Risk factors
All of the above characteristics – as well as others not mentioned above – are important factors in helping us determine the correct approach to your pet’s ongoing care. Our Frederick veterinary team will work hard to ensure that your pet is receiving the right care to live their life to the fullest.
One of the most important aspects of preventive care for your pet is making sure they stay on top of their vaccinations. Vaccines are very effective and can help prevent your pet from contracting or spreading various dangerous diseases. We recommend that your pet receives certain “core vaccinations,” which are considered to be universally beneficial for all pets. These vaccinations help prevent the spread of diseases that are considered to be severe or highly transmissible.
Core vaccinations for dogs include:
Core vaccinations for cats include:
- Herpes virus type I
By vaccinating your pet, you are not only protecting them and your family, but you are helping protect the other pets of the Frederick community. Do your part to help lower the chances of spreading disease by making sure your pet is up to date with their vaccinations.
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