Veterinarian in Goleta and Santa Barbara Treats Infectious Diseases
At La Concepcion Animal Hospital, our experienced veterinary team diagnoses and treats conditions resulting from all types of infections. Our veterinarian in Goleta and Santa Barbara has experience with the diagnosis of many common canine and feline infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. When your pet is sick, we understand just how stressful this experience can be for both pets and their owners. That’s why we work closely with pet owners at each step of the diagnosis and treatment process, providing clear communication and discussion about your pet’s health condition and different treatment options. Our goal is to get your pet back to living an active life as quickly and safely as possible.
Goleta Veterinarian Diagnoses and Treats Canine & Feline Infectious Diseases
Common canine infectious diseases including heartworms, parvovirus, canine influenza, canine herpes, distemper, ehrlichia infection, giardia, rocky mountain spotted fever, and leptospirosis, can be contracted by humans as well as dogs. Our veterinarian is experienced in the treatment of fungal infections including ringworm, which is contagious to humans, as well as sarcoptic mange (scabies), whipworms, tapeworms and roundworms. Common feline infectious diseases include feline immunodeficiency virus (FiV), feline infectious peritonitis (FIP, a disease caused by a feline coronavirus), and feline leukemia virus (FeLV), one of the most common and widespread feline infectious diseases that can be found in cat populations around the world. Cats, like dogs, are also susceptible to heartworms; wherever dogs are considered to be at risk for heartworms, cats are as well.
Pet Vaccinations Protect Against Some Infectious Diseases
Vaccinations can help prevent or significantly reduce the risk that your pets will contract a deadly infectious disease. In alignment with recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), our Goleta animal hospital recommends all dogs be vaccinated against canine parovivirus, distemper, canine adenovirus, and rabies. Depending on your dog’s lifestyle, we may also recommend additional vaccination against bordetella (“kennel cough”) and leptospirosis. The feline core vaccinations recommended by AVMA are feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV1), feline calicivirus (FCV), feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) and rabies. Non-core vaccines include the vaccines for feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus, virulent FCV, Chlamydia felis, and Bordetella.
Talk to our veterinarian about whether your dog is a good candidate for the parainfluenza virus (CPiV) vaccination, canine influenza virus vaccination, or the combined distemper-measles vaccine. Canine influenza first emerged in greyhounds in Florida and has since spread to dog populations in Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Depending on your cat’s lifestyle and whether additional cats are present in the home with feline leukemia virus (FeLV) or feline immunodeficiency virus (FiV), we may also recommend these feline vaccinations. Our veterinary team continually monitors the spread of different infectious diseases through the canine and feline populations and adjusts vaccination recommendations accordingly in alignment with AVMA.
If your pet is showing symptoms of an infectious disease, contact our veterinarian in Goleta and Santa Barbara for an immediate appointment. Call today: 805-685-4513.