Protection & Prevention
At Trooper Veterinary Hospital, we focus on preventive care to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place.
Combined with routine wellness exams, cat & dog vaccinations and parasite prevention form the core components of your pet's routine healthcare.
As part of the preventive care umbrella, our veterinarians also recommend you have your pet microchipped. Microchipping is an easy process that can help you locate a lost pet.
A good regimen of preventive care gives your pet the best chance at lifelong health and wellbeing. Our team will work with you to create a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog.
Cat & Dog Vaccinations & Prevention
In their first year of life, puppies and kittens will need a few visits for examination, vaccination, fecal testing, heartworm testing and parasite prevention.
The doctor will discuss many age appropriate topics at these visits and will also recommend the best time for spaying or neutering your pet. Typically this is done at 5-6 months for cats and 6 months and over for dogs.
Parasites pose a serious health threat to people and animals in the Norristown area. We develop control programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. The staff will review with you the best ways to protect your pet, your home, and your family from fleas, ticks, and internal parasites. We can offer protection from the following common parasites and pests:
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.