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Borgfeld Animal Hospital Borgfeld Animal Hospital

Phone: (830) 313–5290
Address: 1304 W. Borgfeld Dr., Suite 300, San Antonio, TX
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Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases in San Antonio

Our goal at Borgfeld Animal Hospital is to prevent many infectious diseases through the thorough assessment of your pet and administration of vaccines. We will ask questions to determine possible exposure to various infectious diseases, and will work with you to develop the proper vaccination schedule for your pet. We will also ensure you know when it is time to come in to stay on schedule for the next round of shots. For those instances where we cannot prevent an infectious disease, we are committed to determining the root cause of your pet’s illness and developing an effective treatment plan.

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Common Infectious Diseases in Pets

The state of Texas is often considered to be a “hot spot” for infectious diseases. There are various vaccines or medications for prevention and treatment that we can recommend once we assess your pet. Common infectious diseases in dogs and cats that can be prevented or treated include:

  • Vector-borne illness, usually transmitted by ticks
  • Canine hepatitis
  • Fungal disease
  • Canine parvovirus
  • Internal parasites, like Giardia
  • Canine leptospirosis
  • Heartworm disease
  • Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)
  • Chagas disease
  • Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV)
  • Canine distemper
  • Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)
  • Kennel cough
  • Feline upper respiratory disease
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What to Watch For

Some infectious diseases can be transmitted from your pet to you and your family. At Borgfeld Animal Hospital, our expert veterinary team has extensive experience with diagnosing and treating infectious diseases. We have learned what to look for, even with diseases that are traditionally difficult to diagnose. Our goal is to help take care of you and your family by efficiently diagnosing and treating to prevent illness transmission.

It is important that you watch for the following signs and symptoms that could indicate your pet has an infectious disease:

  • Lethargy or decreased energy
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Fever
  • Unexplained, abnormal bruising
  • Pain

If you notice any of these signs or symptoms in your pet, please call us or request an appointment online as soon as you can.