Your vet is a valuable partner in your pet's healthcare. We can help keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place by focusing on preventive care.
Combined with regularly scheduled routine exams at Red Rocks Animal Center, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention help form a solid foundation for your pet's healthcare routine.
Preventive care offers your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team will work with you to develop a custom preventive care plan for your dog or cat that's geared to their specific needs.
Current dog and cat vaccinations are an essential tool in our arsenal when we're planning how to protect your furry companion from a range of contagious, often serious, diseases. Having your pet spayed or neutered not only prevents overpopulation; these common veterinary surgeries can also proactively protect your pet against some serious types of cancer. They may also prevent unwanted behaviors such as animal aggression, howling, roaming and scooting.
Kittens need these vaccines in their first year to protect them from dangerous diseases.
While the following are not cat shots, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your cat from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella.
Puppies need these vaccines in their first year to protect them from serious diseases.
Although the following are not dog shots, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your dog from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella.
For people and animals in Lakewood and surrounding communities, parasites are a serious health threat. Left untreated, parasites can be life-threatening for your cat or dog. They can even be transmitted to other pets or people living in your home. With our parasite prevention products, we can help protect your dog or cat from these common parasites:
These external parasites suck the blood of birds and mammals. Untreated fleas can quickly multiply and spread through your household.
Ticks thrive when they feed on mammals' blood. They are responsible for spreading many serious conditions in both people and pets.
While tiny, ear mites are highly contagious. These parasites lurk in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals and continuously reproduce.
Spread through mosquito bites, this thread-like parasitic roundworm lives in the heart, blood vessels and lungs of infected animals.
These parasites hide in the digestive tract of cats and dogs, where they feed on an animal's blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia.
Living in the intestine, this parasitic roundworm feeds on partially digested intestinal contents and robs your pet of important nutrients.
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.
We are happily accepting new patients at Red Rocks Animal Center! Our experienced vets are committed to the care of Lakewood pets. Reach out today to book your pet's first appointment.