At West Gate Veterinary Hospital we focus on preventing common diseases and disorders from ever happening.
Pet vaccinations and parasite preventives, in combination with regular wellness exams, are the cornerstone of your furry companion's wellbeing and give your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life.
Our Enterprise vets will work with you to create a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog based on their unique needs.
Below you will find the vaccination and reproductive schedule your puppy or kitten should follow in the first year of their life. Current dog and cat vaccinations are essential when it comes to protecting your furry friend from a variety of contagious, often serious, diseases.
Besides for their puppy and kitten shots, your new family member should be spayed or neutered. Not only does this prevent unwanted litters, it can also help protect your pet against some serious forms of cancer.
In their first year of life, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases.
While the following are not kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your cat from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella.
In their first year, puppies need these shots to protect them from dangerous diseases.
Although the following are not puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your dog from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella.
Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. Left untreated, fleas can quickly spread throughout your household.
These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a number of serious conditions in people and pets.
Tiny, highly contagious ear mites reside in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals. These parasites reproduce continuously throughout their lifespan.
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.
West Gate Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets in Enterprise, AL welcome you and your beloved companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.