Tulsa Pet Vaccinations Hospital
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” –Benjamin Franklin
Tulsa Pet Vaccinations Hospital: Here at Paw Prints Veterinary Hospital we believe that good preventative medicine such as routine examinations, vaccinations and parasite screening is vital to the health of your pets. Although there have been significant advances in veterinary health care, it is better to prevent diseases from occurring in the first place. Vaccinations protect your pet by building immunity to common diseases in our area. It is vital that vaccinations be given annually to keep the immune response active.
We recommend an intestinal parasite screen be done annually. Several of the intestinal parasites common to dogs and cats can be transmitted not only from animal to animal, but to humans as well. Prevention of intestinal parasites is a key in protecting your family and your pets.
Oklahoma is a high risk state for heartworm disease and as such we recommend annual testing and yearly heartworm preventative medication. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes. Some species of mosquitoes can go through their entire life cycle from egg to adult feeding stage within four days of 70 to 80 degree weather. Some species have adapted to spread the life cycle out until environmental conditions are ideal. The unpredictable Oklahoma weather puts our pets at high risk for infection.
Annual examinations, vaccinations and parasite screening is the best first line preventative medicine you can give your pet.