Preventative Medicine

It is our goal at Marcello Veterinary Hospital to help our patients stay healthy and happy living pain and disease free for as many years as possible. For this reason, we focus our attention on preventative care and pet parent education.

Pets do not typically complain about their problems; they don’t draw attention to the fact that they are not feeling well. In fact, they are more likely to hide pain that they are experiencing. Unfortunately, this generally leads to undetected diseases and conditions until they have progressed to a more advanced level.

We have found that informing pet parents about preventive measures that can be taken to avoid common diseases is one of the best ways to promote good healthcare. It is always better for your pet’s health and more economical for you to prevent complications from progressive disorders, heartworms, other parasites, and infectious diseases before they get established. This can be accomplished through regular checkups, vaccinations, and maintaining consistent preventative protection from heartworms, fleas, and ticks.

We carry an array of preventative products at Marcello Veterinary Hospital to help ensure your pet is as healthy and safeguarded as possible. Without the proper protection, pets in south Louisiana communities like Houma, Mathews, Thibodaux, Morgan City, and Raceland, are prone to diseases and parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites (roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, tapeworms), fleas, and ticks. Although no medication is 100% effective all of the time, keeping your pet on a preventative treatment program without interruption and with annual testing is the best path to well-being.

We also carry a selection of joint/skin supplements and vitamins for further physical health. For more information on these products and preventatives, please contact a client care representative or speak to one of our doctors during your appointment.