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Preventative Services

We, at LDAH would love nothing more than for you and your pet to have a long and healthy life together. Preventative care, the art of taking measures to stop disease before it happens, is a big part of that.

Custom Vaccine Schedules

Canine Distemper, Parvovirus, Feline Rhinotracheitis, and Rabies are some of the debilitating or life threatening diseases that can be prevented by vaccination. As a general rule, we follow the vaccination schedule recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association , the American Animal Hospital Association, and the Association of Feline Practitioners. We understand that vaccination is a controversial topic right now. Therefore we do not approach this procedure lightly or with a “one size fits all approach”. Which vaccines we recommend for your pet will be determined for each individual patient based on an evaluation of factors such as age, breed, lifestyle, travel history, and general health.

As a hospital we offer vaccinations for:

  • DHLP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvo)
  • RV (Rabies, including adjuvant free vaccine for cats)
  • KC (Kennel Cough, aka Bordatella)
  • Flu (Canine Influenza type H3N8 and H3N2)
  • Lepto (Leptospirosis)
  • Lymes (Lymes Disease)
  • FVRCP(Purevax adjuvant free Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia Psittaci)
  • FELV (Feline Leukemia Virus)

Parasite Detection and Prevention

Did you know that hookworms and roundworms can infect humans? Fleas and ticks can also carry diseases that transmit from animals to people. Heart worms take residence in the heart and pulmonary arteries of our furry friends and, left untreated, lead to pulmonary disease, heart failure and death. Giardia, Coccidia, Tritrichomonas, Cryptosporidium are other organisms that can cause GI disease in our pets (some of which can also cause disease in humans).

At AMCOP we take very seriously our responsibility to help treat and prevent these pathogens from affecting the health of our patients and their families.

We offer state of the art parasite detection from blood testes to detect heart worm and tick borne disease to fecal examination using centrifugation (more accurate than in- house testing) to cutting edge PCR testing for elusive pathogens when needed.

If our tests are positive, then our doctors will compose an individualized treatment plan to eradicate these invaders from your pet. We have a full line of dewormers, flea and tick preventatives, heart worm preventative and treatments at our disposal in our convenient and fully stocked pharmacy.

For more information on parasites and parasite control, please visit the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) Website.