Preventative Pet Care

Preventive care is the most important factor in maintaining your pet's health. Please view below to learn more about the preventive measures that should routinely be done for your pet.

Flea and Tick Control

Animal Hospital offers Flea and Tick Control services in MundeleinLike most pet owners, you probably enjoy spending quality time with your pets both indoors and out. Don't leave them at risk for any unwelcome visits from pesky parasites like fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks can be very damaging to the human-animal bond, particularly when flea invasion gets out of control or when ticks hitch a ride with your pet. Not only can these unfriendly parasites make your pets extremely uncomfortable, they can pose grave health risks.

Since fleas can survive a cold winter by feeding on unprotected pets and ticks are active whenever it is warm enough outside for them to crawl about their surroundings, preventive measures should be taken year round. By undergoing measures to inhibit these outbreaks, the diseases these parasites transmit to pets and people can also be mitigated or prevented.

There are many safe and effective flea and tick control products available, and our veterinary team will help you choose the correct preventive regimen based on your pets risk factors and health status. Once a year, it is important to discuss with your veterinarian which external pest control products are ideal for your household, based upon the everyday life of your pet.

Parasite Control

Parasite Control information at Mundelein Animal HospitalIntestinal parasites such as hookworms and roundworms can be a troublesome concern, especially for very young animals. Most puppies/kittens are born with worms and dogs/cats remain susceptible to the harmful parasites throughout their lives. Worms live inside your pet, making the symptoms difficult to pinpoint, and are therefore detected through a fecal analysis. Internal parasites can not only harm your pet, but many can also be transferred to children and adults, making them sick as well.

Our hospital performs a fecal analysis on all new puppies and kittens. If your pet does have a parasite problem, our veterinarians can provide you with different medications and treatments to remedy the problem and steer your pet back to good health. Preventive care and prescription heartworm medication are key, because of the damages presented by intestinal parasites to both pets and people. Our primary focus is to provide your pet with the safest and most effective ongoing preventive care.

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Vaccine Protocols

Vaccine Protocol at Mundelein Animal HospitalVaccinations are vital to the health and protection of your pet, and serve as a preventive measure to combating viral diseases like Parvovirus, Parainfluenza virus, Distemper, Lyme, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus, Leptospirosis, and Rabies. Vaccinations are accompanied by a veterinarian consultation and examination to make certain that your pet's condition is stable enough to receive them.

Vaccinations help to combat diseases by exposing the pet's immune system to inactive or small amount of a particular form of bacteria or virus. Our doctors will help you decide which vaccines are appropriate for your pet's risk factors. Proper and timely administration is paramount to ensure for optimal protection. Vaccinations are particularly important to young animals that have immature immune systems. Vaccinations generally begin at 6-8 weeks of age and are given every three to four weeks until the series is completed.


Nutritional Information provided by Animal Hospital in Mundelein

Our veterinarians are concerned about your pet's nutrition. The right nutrition can enhance your pet's health and extend the life of your companion. A well balanced nutritional program can reduce or eliminate episodes of:

  • Pet allergies
  • Itching and scratching
  • Dull coat
  • Arthritis
  • Joint and hip problems
  • Bad breath


Nutritional Information

Good nutrition is very important and nutritional supplements can help provide your pet with a happier, safer and longer life. Supplements are not just intended to fight against disease but also promote the overall well being of your pet.

We can recommend numerous nutritional supplements to help treat and/or prevent arthritis, joint problems, skin and coat ailments, as well as intestinal disorders. Many senior pets, like humans, need arthritis and joint supplements. It is important to keep our pets on a joint supplement year round, not just in the colder months.

Skin and coat supplements are a great way to keep your pet's skin and coat looking its best. Spend time brushing and massaging your pet. This will enable you to detect changes in their coat, hot spots, unusual growths or subcutaneous tumors. Early detection can help prevent costly treatment at a later date. Look for changes in behavior or motion.

Our staff will help your pet battle unhealthy weight gain. We will counsel you on nutritional options that are available.