At Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood, we have a strong focus on preventive care to help keep common diseases and conditions from ever arising in your pet in the first place.
When combined with regular wellness exams, the pet vaccinations and parasite prevention treatments that we offer at our animal hospital form the foundation of your companion's lifelong health.
Preventive care gives your pet their best chance at a long, healthy and happy life. Our team of veterinary professionals will work together and with you to craft a customized preventive care plan for your cat or dog that is tailored to their unique needs.
Our preventative care plans include vaccinations, parasite prevention, microchipping and spay and neuter procedures. Our multimodal approach is to ensure your pet is protected throughout its entire life.
Up-to-date dog and cat vaccinations are critical when it comes to protecting your four-legged companion against a range of serious and contagious diseases.
Likewise, having your pet spayed or neutered can prevent a number of unwanted health outcomes in dogs and cats, including both unwanted pregnancies and litters as well as some serious forms of cancer down the line. These procedures can also curb problematic behaviors like scooting, howling, roaming and aggression.
In their first year of life, kittens need the following vaccinations to protect them from serious diseases.
While the following aren't kitten vaccinations, neutering, spaying and microchipping all help to protect your cat from a wide range of poor health outcomes and, therefore, comfortably fall within the umbrella of preventive healthcare.
In their first year, puppies need these vaccinations 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.
Parasites can pose a serious risk to the health and well-being of both animals and people living in the Stanwood area. If not promptly treated, these parasites can threaten the life of your dog or cat and, in some cases, may even be transmitted to other people or pets in your home.
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 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.
Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood is always accepting new patients! Our veterinary team is committed to compassion and expertise in our care. We are passionate about supporting our community members and their pets. Get in touch today to book your first appointment.