Preventative Care

As a pet owner, it's important to be aware of preventative care practices to keep your pet healthy and happy. At Alum Rock Animal Hospital in San Jose, CA, we want the best for our furry friends.

Don't wait until your pet gets sick to take him to the veterinarian for pet services. Knowing some preventive care practices will help keep your pet in top condition. That way, the only time you'll pay us a visit is for pet vaccinations and routine checkups. Here are a couple of preventive care tips for your pets.

Preventative Care

Regular Checkups with a Veterinarian on Our Team

One of the best things you can do for your pet's health is to schedule regular checkups with your veterinarian. It can be recommended that you bring your pet in at least once a year for a physical exam and routine vaccinations.

During these checkups, a veterinarian on our team will be able to identify potential health problems and provide treatment options. We can also offer recommendations on how to better care for your pet and other pet services.

Pet Vaccination

Vaccinations are an important part of preventive care for pets. They help protect against diseases that can be deadly. Ensure your pet is vaccinated against rabies, distemper, hepatitis, or more.

Pet vaccinations are typically given at the time of the yearly checkup. However, some vaccinations may need to be given more frequently. A veterinarian on our team will be able to advise you on the best vaccination schedule for your pet.

Flea and Tick Prevention

Fleas and ticks are more than just a nuisance; they can also transmit diseases, putting both you and your pet at risk. That's why it's important to stay current with your pet’s flea and tick prevention.

There are plenty of products available to help keep fleas and ticks at bay. Ask a veterinarian on our team for recommendations on which products are best for your pet.

Diet and Exercise

Just like humans, pets can suffer from health problems if they are overweight. That's why it's important to keep an eye on your pet's weight and make sure they are at a healthy weight.

If you're unsure about your pet's weight, our staff can help. We can offer advice on how to help pets lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.

Get Preventative Care with Our Veterinary Services

These are just a few preventative care practices for pets. Remember, prevention is better than cure. Put the above tips into practice to ensure your pets remain strong, healthy, and happy for life.

For more information about our veterinary services, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (408) 258-2735 Alum Rock Animal Hospital in San Jose, CA. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.