At Setauket Animal Hospital, we focus on preventive care to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place.
Combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations, and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare.
Preventive care ensures that your pet lives a long and healthy life. Our team will collaborate with you to develop a personalized preventive care plan for your cat or dog based on their specific needs.
Current dog and cat vaccinations are required to protect your pet from a variety of contagious, often fatal, diseases. Spaying or neutering your pet prevents an unwanted litter, and these common veterinary surgeries can also help protect your pet from some serious forms of cancer. They have the potential to prevent undesirable behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression.
We offer these vaccines and preventive care services for cats:
The FVRCP vaccine is an extremely effective way to protect your kitty against 3 highly contagious and life-threatening feline diseases.
When it comes to diagnosing feline leukemia virus (FeLV) or feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) there are two types of blood tests that your vet may most likely use.
These tests detect the antibodies of both FeLV and FIV that are commonly found in the bloodstream during all stages of infection.
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is one of the most common infectious diseases in cats in the United States, most commonly affecting cats that are experiencing other conditions.
A relatively effective vaccine against FeLV is available for cats that are at a higher risk of exposure to FeLV-infected cats. Speak with your East Setauket vet to learn more.
The rabies virus can severely affect the brain and is transmitted through contact with an infected animal's saliva. Pets, wildlife and humans can all be infected with this potentially fatal disease.
Ensuring that your pet's rabies vaccines are up to date through the initial shot and boosters protects your cat and the people in your household against this serious disease.
Microchips are tiny radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips. In cats, they are roughly the size of a grain of rice and are usually implanted just under the skin between the shoulder blades using a small, thin needle.
In the case that you become separated from your pet, the microchips will be read by the vet or shelter using a special scanner.
Both spaying and neutering refer to the surgical sterilization of an animal under general anesthesia. Spaying and neutering may also offer your cat a number of health benefits such as:
Here are some preventive care services and vaccinations for dogs:
The DA2PP vaccine is actually four vaccines in one protecting against Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2 (Hepatitis), Parvo, and Parainfluenza.
Dogs who frequently spend time with other dogs face an increased risk of catching Bordetella (often called kennel cough) from their doggy daycare center or from a visit to the local dog park and should be vaccinated against Bordetella to ensure they stay happy and healthy.
The deadly rabies virus can severely impact the brain and is transmitted through contact with an infected animal's saliva. Pets, livestock, wildlife and humans can all be affected.
Keeping your pet's rabies vaccines up to date through the initial shot and boosters protects your dog and the people in your household against this deadly disease.
Dogs contract Lyme disease through the bite of an infected tick. Dogs often carry Lyme disease without showing any symptoms at all (asymptomatic). That said, some dogs can suffer from a range of painful symptoms such as:
A bacterium known as Leptospira (found in water and soil all over the world) contaminates a substance through contact with urine. This bacteria can spread to animals and your family members, causing a variety of uncomfortable symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea and muscle pain.
As with many other diseases, preventing leptospirosis through routine vaccinations is far more beneficial than treating it.
Microchips are tiny radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips. They are approximately the size of a grain of rice. In dogs, they are usually placed under the skin on the back, between the shoulder blades.
Microchips are read using a special scanner, which most veterinarians and shelters have.
Having your dog 'fixed' can help to curb undesirable behaviors such as roaming, mounting and animal aggression. Spaying and neutering may also offer your dog a number of health benefits such as:
Parasites pose a serious health threat to people and animals in East Setauket and the surrounding area. Left untreated, parasites can threaten the life of your cat or dog, and in some cases can even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from the following common parasites:
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 several serious conditions and diseases among pets.
Tiny, highly contagious ear mites live in the ear canals of dogs, cats, and other mammals. These parasites reproduce continuously throughout their life.
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 serious health conditions.
This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite can rob your pet of vital, life-sustaining nutrients.
Tapeworms are spread by eating infected fleas during grooming. These hook-like parasitic worms live and grow in your pet's intestines.
Whipworms spread by eating soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms pose a serious health risk to dogs.
Setauket Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of companion animals in East Setauket and the surrounding area. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.