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Preventative Care

Pet care is more than just feeding an animal. Just like humans, animals function best under routine maintenance and care. At Valley Animal Hospital, serving Clifton, NJ and surrounding areas in New York, our veterinary professionals can help. We offer a variety of preventative care services to keep your pet happy and healthy.

Preventative care can help keep your pet healthy in the first place

Routine Preventative Pet Care

There are a wide variety of services that come with routine pet care. Our vets can help you understand the specific needs of your pet and how to keep up with them. You don’t only have to bring your pet to our animal hospital when it is sick. Preventative care takes measures to prevent your pet from getting sick in the first place.


Vaccinations help keep your pet from catching preventable illnesses that are often fatal. Recommended vaccinations will vary depending on your pet’s breed, age, and environment. Rabies vaccinations are required for all pets. Rabies is a fatal virus usually transferred through a bite from another animal. Fortunately, regular vaccinations can help your pet be protected from an accidental encounter. The frequency of rabies shots that our veterinarian will recommend varies based on state requirements. 

Flea and Tick Prevention 

Collars, drops, and oral medications can be used for flea and tick prevention. This is necessary not only for the health of your pets, but for you and your family as well. Parasites such as these can lead to a variety of illnesses in humans, including Lyme disease. If your pet is diagnosed with Lyme disease, there are treatment options available. The most common is a 30-day treatment of antibiotics.

Wellness Exams 

Wellness exams offer a snapshot of your pet’s health. Our vet can detect health issues early and start treatment. Our veterinarian will inspect the teeth, paws, eyes, tongue, and fur of your animal. Depending on your pet’s health, blood tests may be administered, especially if it has diabetes or other conditions.


Heartworm disease is transferred to pets from mosquitoes, but can be prevented. Heartworm and other dangerous parasites can be prevented through injections, topical medications, and oral medications.

Other preventative care methods include dental care, nutrition, and geriatric pet care.

Schedule Your Pet’s Appointment

Preventative care will keep your pet healthy and allow it to live a long, happy life. At Valley Animal Hospital, serving Clifton, NJ and surrounding areas in New York, our veterinarians offer a variety of preventative care measures. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.


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  • "Great care of my cat! All the staff were wonderful to deal with and you can tell they really care and love what they do! Thanks for taking care of us!"
  • "Dr. Henderson is a caring Vet. We love him.
    We do not, however, love the prices Vets charge. It is more for a pet visit than a human being. I don't know how people with more than one animal afford pet care."
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