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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our vets want to keep your cat or dog protected from vast amounts of serious diseases in the Kittrell area with annual pet vaccinations and parasite prevention.

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Protection & Prevention

At Kittrell Animal Hospital, we have a strong focus on preventive care to stop common diseases and disorders from developing in your pet.

In combination with frequent wellness exams, parasite prevention and vaccinations form the groundwork needed to keep your pet happy and healthy.

Regular preventive care is the best way for you to bolster your pet's opportunity for a long and healthy life. Our experienced vets will come up with an individual preventive care plan designed specifically for your pet's needs.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Kittrell

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Keeping your cat or dog's vaccinations current is essential to protecting your furry friend from an assortment of contagious, often deadly, diseases. Getting your pet spayed or neutered prevents the birth of unwanted litters and can help protect your pet against some serious forms of cancer. Reproductive surgery may also help curb some unwanted behaviors such as aggression, howling, scooting, and roaming.

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year of life, your kitten needs the following shots to protect them from serious diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 14 to 16 Weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2
  • 5 to 6 months

    While the following are not kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your cat from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • Spay (females) - Spaying your female cat prevents the birth of unwanted litters of kittens, protects your cat against serious illnesses, and can help to prevent behaviors such as howling and scooting that accompany heat cycles.
    • Neuter (males) - Neutering your male cat prevents your pet from fathering unwanted kittens, protects your cat against various illnesses, and can help to prevent territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling, and cat aggression. 
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent form of identification that is about the size of a grain of rice and placed under your pet’s skin. Pets that are microchipped have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they are lost.

Dog Vaccinations

In their first year, your puppy need sthese shots to protect them from dangerous diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • 10 to 12 Weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella (Optional)
    • Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • 14 to 16 Weeks
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Rabies
      • Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
      • Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

    Although the following are not puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your dog from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • Spay (female) - Dog spaying will prevent your female dog from mothering puppies, but it can also help to prevent certain cancers and regular heat cycles which can attract roaming males to your property.
    • Neuter (male) - Dog neutering can help to prevent your male dog from fathering unwanted puppies, as well as protecting your dog from a number of serious cancers, and helping to reduce the risk of roaming and dog aggression.
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent form of identification that is about the size of a grain of rice and placed under your pet’s skin. Pets that are microchipped have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they are lost.
  • 12 to 16 Months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention

Parasites not only pose a serious health threat to the animals of Kittrell, but also to their owners. When left untreated, parasites can endanger the life of your cat or dog, and in some cases can be transmitted to people or other pets in the same house. We offer parasite prevention products to protect your cat or dog from the following common parasites:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. If left untreated, fleas can rapidly spread throughout your household and cause major irritation.

Ticks

These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a number of serious conditions like Lyme disease in people and pets. 

Ear Mites

Tiny, highly contagious ear mites reside in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals. These parasites reproduce continuously throughout their lifespan. 

Heartworm

This thread-like parasitic roundworm is spread through infected mosquitos bites and makes its home in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of infected animals.

Hookworm

These parasites live in the digestive tract of both cats and dogs where they feed on the animals blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia and other serious conditions.

Roundworm

This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite can rob your pet of vital nutrients necessary to stay healthy.

Tapeworm

Tapeworms are spread through the ingestion of infected fleas during grooming. These hook-like parasitic worms live and grow in your pet's intestines. 

Whipworm

Whipworms are spread through the ingestion of soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms pose a serious health risk to dogs.

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At Kittrell Animal Hospital we operate as a walk-in clinic for cats and dogs, so if you require veterinary care, call us to inform us you are on your way. We look forward to meeting you and your pet!

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