With a focus on preventive care, our veterinary team at Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital works hard to keep common diseases and disorders from developing.
Pet vaccinations and parasite prevention are combined with regular wellness exams to give your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team looks forward to working with you to develop a custom preventive care plan for your pet.
When it comes to protecting your furry companion from a range of contagious, often serious diseases, current dog and cat vaccinations are critical. Having your pet spayed or neutered not only prevents unwanted litters from being born; these common veterinary surgeries can also help to protect your pet against some serious types of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as howling and scooting.
Kittens should have these shots in their first year of life to protect them from dangerous diseases.
While the following are not kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your cat from several health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella.
Puppies should have these shots in their first year to protect them from serious diseases.
Although the following are not puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your dog from several health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella.
For people and animals in Stroudsburg, parasites and animals can pose a serious health threat. Left untreated, parasites can threaten your cat or dog's life, and in some cases can even be transmitted to other pets or people living in your house. With our parasite prevention products, you can help protect your dog or cat:
These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and birds. Untreated fleas quickly multiply and can spread through your house.
Ticks feed on the mammals' blood. These external parasites are responsible for spreading numerous serious diseases in both people and pets.
While tiny, ear mites are highly contagious. They live in the ear canals of cats, dogs, and other mammals. These parasites continuously reproduce.
This thread-like parasitic roundworm is spread through mosquito bites and makes its home in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of infected animals.
These parasites live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs where they feed on the pet's blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia and other serious conditions.
This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite can rob your pet of vital nutrients necessary to stay healthy.
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.
Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Stroudsburg companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.