Preventive Services

We recommend a complete physical exam for all pets on an annual to semi-annual basis, as well as routine diagnostic testing on a case-by-case basis. Since animals age more quickly than humans, a yearly exam can be compared to a physical exam every five to seven years. The doctors at Tara Animal Hospital make recommendations based on examination findings and your pet’s individual needs. We may recommend diagnostic tests, dietary changes, exercise advice, or life style modifications. Vaccinations, heartworm prevention, intestinal parasite, and flea control are also an important part of your pet’s preventative care. No two pets are exactly alike, so we can customize your pet’s treatment plan based on their specific needs.

  • FleaControl

    Flea Prevention and Control

    Fleas can cause problems for pets ranging from minor to life-threatening. Not only can these parasites cause severe itching, irritation, and allergies, but they can also transmit tapeworms and diseases.…

  • HeartwormPrevention

    Heartworm Prevention

    When they bite, mosquitoes can transmit heartworm infection. And those heartworms can wreak havoc on your dog or cat. These parasites can severely and sometimes fatally damage the heart, lungs,…

  • TickPrevention

    Tick Prevention

    Ticks are becoming more and more prevalent in North America, and they’re now being found in areas where people and pets didn’t previously encounter ticks. These parasites aren’t just a…