Preventative Veterinary Care in Toronto, Ontario
At Westway Animal Clinic, we are strong advocates of preventative care for pets. Prevention of diseases, infections, and parasites is essential to helping dogs and cats live healthier lives. We offer many treatment options to give our patients the best possible protection from disease, including annual exams, preventative blood profiles tailored to your pet's life stage, routine vaccinations, nutrition, parasite prevention, comprehensive dental care, and genetic testing.
The key to excellent health for your pet lies in preventing illness from ever taking root. With our proactive approach, we can help you and your companion share more happy years together.
Contact us today to schedule a preventative care appointment for your pet.
Annual Preventative Exams
Routine preventative exams are essential to the health and longevity of every pet. We recommend seeing healthy adult dogs and cats at least once a year for a full examination, blood and fecal testing, and any vaccinations they need. Annual visits allow our doctors and staff to check your pet for issues such as lumps and bumps, bad breath, ear infections, eye redness, swelling, inflammation, and skin conditions. We have a better chance of detecting health problems at an early and more easily treatable stage if we see your pet on a regular basis.
Pet Parasite Prevention
Parasite prevention is a critical component of your pet’s care. Heartworms, fleas, ticks, and intestinal worms can all be a threat to their health, and even the health of your family. Our veterinarians recommend year-round protection against all of these pests to prevent infestations and the spread of certain diseases, such as Lyme disease (spread by deer ticks) and heartworm disease, which is spread by mosquitoes.
For external and internal parasite prevention, we recommend NexGard Spectra & Combo. In accordance with existing guidelines, we recommend annual heartworm testing for pets, as heartworm disease left untreated can be fatal.
Vaccinations for Dogs & Cats
Westway Animal Clinic carries the highest quality vaccines to protect dogs and cats from a variety of lethal diseases, including rabies. We vaccinate pets in accordance with AAHA guidelines, which recommend the following:
Additional vaccines we might recommend to your dog based on their lifestyle and risk:
- FeLV (optional based on lifestyle and geographic distribution)