Preventative Healthcare

Recommendations for preventive healthcare vary based on geographic location, individual patient habits, and level of exposure to viral, bacterial, and parasitic pathogens. At Robinson Animal Hospital, we believe that there is no one approach that is appropriate for all of our patients. We take the time to understand every family's needs and create a preventive healthcare program specifically for each and every dog, cat, and pocket pet patient.

Vaccination recommendations are provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association. We view these recommendations as a starting point, and then further tailor a program that is appropriate for your pet. Not every patient needs every vaccination available. We will provide information and recommendations and help you make the right decision for your family.

Internal parasite control is critical, not only for your pet, but also for your family. Some parasites are infectious to humans, so it is important to control exposure for your entire household. Roundworms and hookworms are common in our area, due to our mild weather. These parasites can cause significant health problems in humans as well as animals. Monthly deworming is crucial for controlling the spread of these diseases.

External parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and mites are annoying and can also carry diseases that affect dogs and cats, as well as your other family members. There are many options for parasite control, and our veterinarians and staff members will help design a program that suits your pet's needs.

Heartworm disease is increasing, and the best way to combat the spread of this is through monthly prevention. We offer heartworm testing as part of our wellness program, and can effectively treat dogs that are positive.

Feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) are diseases that are commonly present in feral cats, are not treatable, and are ultimately fatal. Our veterinarians offer routine screening for early detection, preventing the spread of these diseases and improving quality of life for cats. We also offer vaccination for FeLV where appropriate.

Contact us today by calling 919-553-7173 or by filling out our online form to schedule a wellness visit for your pet. We service clients in Clayton and surrounding areas, including Garner, Knightdale, Wendell, Zebulon, Raliegh, Smithfield, Selma, Willow Springs, Fuquay Varina, Cleveland Township and throughout the Traingle East region.