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1122 E Bert Kouns Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-2400 ssahvets@aol.com

Preventative Medicine

At South Shreveport Animal Hospital, it is our goal to help our patients stay healthy and happy while living pain and disease free for as many years as possible. For this reason, we focus our attention on preventative care and pet parent education.

To stay ahead of the curve with your pet’s health and to help avoid serious health problems later in your pet’s life, we recommend annual check-ups and consistent preventative care. It is always better for your pet’s health and more economical for you to prevent complications from progressive disorders, heartworms, other parasites, and infectious diseases before they get established. This can be accomplished through regular checkups, vaccinations, and maintaining consistent preventative protection from heartworms, fleas, and ticks.

Parasites such as heartworms, fleas, ticks, lice, mites and mosquitoes are all prevalent in Louisiana. That is why we follow an aggressive parasite screening program for both heartworms and other parasites. We will explain potential health issues that your pet may face depending on the species, breed, the pet’s stage of life, current health condition, environmental conditions, habitat, and so forth. Based on these factors, we will develop a vaccine schedule for your pet’s individual needs, and we will develop preventive protocols for your pet regarding the best ways to control fleas and ticks in your house, your yard, and on your pet.

We carry an array of preventative products at South Shreveport Animal Hospital to help ensure your pet is as healthy and safeguarded as possible. Without the proper protection, pets in Louisiana communities such as Bossier City, Benton, and Keithville are prone to diseases and parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites (roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, tapeworms), fleas, and ticks. Although no medication is 100% effective all of the time, keeping your pet on a preventative treatment program without interruption and with annual testing is the best path to well-being.

Call today to schedule an appointment to start your pet on the road to a happy and healthy life.