Nutrition

You are what you eat. Preventative care starts with food.
A nutrition-rich diet is your pet’s first line of defense. Proper daily nutrition is an important factor for keeping your pet healthy, bolstering the immune system and supporting normal development in younger animals.

Every pet’s nutritional needs are different, making feeding them more complicated that it seems. Pet food education is a great way to learn important facts about beneficial nutrients, food safety, and breed-specific feeding requirements.

Your pet depends on you to make the right nutrition choices for them, make sure you know how.

Have questions or concerns about pet nutrition? Schedule an appointment with a Hawthorne Animal Hospital veterinary nutrition expert today.


Parasites

Your pet is an easy target for parasites and small insects. Common parasites like ticks, fleas and heartworm-carrying mosquitos feed on your pets, potentially infecting them with many dangerous diseases. Discover how these tiny pests can cause big problems.

Fleas

These bloodsucking insects feed on mammals and lay eggs in their fur. Fleas can transmit harmful parasites like Tapeworms and Murine Typhus, as well as cause dermatitis and anemia. One flea can reproduce nearly 50 times a day, making a flea infestation a substantial threat to your pet’s wellbeing. Flea infestations often spread throughout your home — living in your carpet and furniture and making them tough to eradicate.

Ticks

Ticks are found lurking in shrubs and tall grass. They attach to your pet as they run past, biting them and feeding on their blood. Although nearly microscopic, the tick represents one of the most potent dangers to your pet’s health. A single tick bite can carry a host of potentially fatal diseases including Lyme Disease, Typhus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Ehrlichiosis Anaplasmosis. Although rare, animal-to-human transfer is possible, making the tick hazardous to you and your family. Special care should be made to inspect your pet, and yourself, after any woodland outdoor activities.

Heartworm

Heartworm-carrying mosquitos represent a lethal danger to your pet. The mosquito’s bite transmits the heartworm larva to your animal, it then slowly develops and makes its toward the heart. Once their it multiples within your pet’s pulmonary artery, leading to constricted blood flow, heart disease, and major organ failure.

Parasite Prevention Plan

Regular application of anti-parasitic medication is a surefire way of keeping your pet free of nasty parasites. Consult with your Hawthorne Animal Hospital veterinarian to determine the best parasite control products for your pet.

Hawthorne Animal Hospital’s Parasite Prevention Plan includes:

  • Pet examination and testing
  • Parasite-control product consultation with a Hawthorne Animal Hospital veterinarian
  • Access to industry-best medicine and equipment

Schedule an appointment immediately with Hawthorne Animal Hospital if you suspect that your cat or dog may already be infected.


Behavior

Help your pet stay on its best behavior. Pets can’t tell you something is wrong, so it’s important you are able to spot unusual shifts in mood or behavior. These changes are often a symptom of an underlying medical issue and could indicate more serious health problems. If you notice your pet acting abnormally you should schedule an appointment with Hawthorne Animal Hospital immediately.

Our experienced staff can determine the medical cause for your pet’s unusual behavior and work thoroughly to fix the problem, helping them return to their happy and loving selves.

Have questions or concerns about pet behavior? Schedule an appointment with a Hawthorne Animal Hospital veterinary professional today.


Dental Care

Regular dental care is essential for keeping your pet healthy and happy. Dental disease is a common issue among household pets that can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Periodic dental exams help maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent future complications.

Hawthorne Animal Hospital offers complete pet Oral Health Services, features include:

  • Annual Dental Cleanings
  • Preventative Dental Care
  • Emergency Oral Services
  • Flexible Payment Options

Have questions or concerns about dental health? Schedule an appointment with Hawthorne Animal Hospital today.


Health Concerns

No need to worry. We have you covered.

Pet health begins with preventive healthcare. Semi-annual veterinary exams ensure that your pet’s health is always professionally monitored. Twice a year exams are needed to diagnose harmful diseases early. The earlier it’s caught, the more successful treatment is, keeping your pet healthy and happy.

Hawthorne Animal Hospital’s veterinarian physical exams comprehensively assess every aspect of your pet’s health, standard testing includes: