At VCA Lockwood Ridge, we are looking forward to welcoming you, your dog, and your cat. Everyone on our staff believes that the better we get to know you and your pets, the better we can provide the best possible health care for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We enjoy being the one you rely on to give your pet the medical care and attention they deserve. So come in today and let us be the one to be there for you and your pet today, and everyday.
Local Medical Issues
There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health and that require your attention over the entire year. For example, there's heartworm disease, which can affect both dogs AND cats. Because heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. And because the winter temperatures here do not get cold enough to kill mosquito eggs, it's a year-round risk. The same is true for flea and tick infestation and intestinal parasites, each of which poses a problem in any season. And finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, and scaly skin.