Preventive Care

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Preventative Care for Pets in Jersey City

Helping Owners Care for Their Pets Since 1953

Our goal at Animal Clinic & Hospital of Jersey City is to nurture happy, healthy pets. Our preventative program relies on the cooperation between pet-owner, pet, and our physicians to communicate and work as a team. To maintain essential pet health, we recommend a combination of routine check-ups, balanced nutrition, regular vaccinations, and early disease detection.

Preventing pet illness is the duty of a responsible pet owner, and we strongly recommend adopting this attitude toward veterinary care. We are an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited pet hospital and follow all standards and guidelines implemented by the AAHA.

Contact our office today to schedule your pet’s next routine exam.

Deworming

Deworming your pet is an integral aspect of pet care. While nearly 85% of kittens and puppies are born with parasitic infections, most animals develop immunity over time. However, illness and stress can weaken the body’s response to fight off these parasites and can awaken any dormant larvae living in your pet.

Intestinal parasites affect growth and development and can be transferred between pets and pet owners. If you think your pet might be suffering from a parasitic infection, we can perform fecal exams to detect microscopic parasite eggs and determine an infection.

Common internal parasites:

  • Coccidia
  • Giardia
  • Hookworms
  • Roundworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Whipworms

Administering Dewormers

Whether purchasing your deworming medication from your vet, online, or from a local store, be sure to consult with your veterinarian about which dewormer is best for your pet’s age, infection type, and current medical status.

Different dewormers target different parasites—you cannot buy any medication and assume it will work. It is also important to administer the medication as prescribed. While the anthelmintic (active ingredient in the medication) is a poison meant to directly target the parasites, pets weakened by parasitic infection might be too fragile for the toxicity of the medication and an overdose is possible if directions are not followed.

Typically, newborn puppies and kittens are dewormed every two weeks starting by 2 weeks old. They should be continually dewormed every two weeks until they reach 6 months of age. The mother should also be dewormed along the same schedule as her offspring to prevent infection when drinking her milk.

How to Control Parasites

Parasites are known for their ability to continually re-contaminate their host. In order to control parasites, destroying the eggs and larvae before re-infestation is critical. To achieve this, pet owners must maintain clean and dry living areas for their pets.

Pets should be kept in areas that are easy to remove waste from, wash out, and keep clean such as cement or gravel. Dirt and grass should be avoided when possible. Pet waste needs to be removed daily, and fleas need to be exterminated.

If you have questions about deworming and other preventative care, or would like to schedule an appointment, call us today at (201) 431-0057.

Why Pet Owners In Jersey City Choose Us

  • Accredited and Recognized

    Proudly partnered with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) to best serve you and your pet.

  • More than 6 Decades of Experience

    We have a love for Jersey City, the surrounding close-knit communities and its furry pets. Passionately dedicated to providing the best care since 1953.

  • Educational Resource for Pet Owners

    Our vets are full of knowledge and are ready to share with pet owners. Beyond that, we provide resources that will help you make informed decisions regarding your pet's wellness.

  • Experts of Pet Wellness

    We are dedicated to discovering the root of your pet's health concerns, healing them back to health and continuing to care for them far beyond.

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