Visit our Brodheadsville veterinarians to see how we can help protect your cat or dog from a wide range of diseases and disorders with routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention.

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Protection & Prevention

At Brodheadsville Veterinary Clinic, we focus on preventive care to stop the development of common diseases and disorders.

Combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention is an important part of your animal's routine healthcare. 

Your pet's chances of a longer, healthier life can be greatly improved with preventive care. Our team will work with you to create a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, tailored to their unique needs. 

Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Brodheadsville

Vaccination & Spaying/Neutering

Ensuring that your cat or dog is up to date on their vaccinations is essential when it comes to protecting your pet from a range of contagious, often serious, diseases. Having your pet spayed or neutered not only prevents the birth of unwanted litters but can also help reduce the likelihood of some serious forms of cancer. Reproductive surgeries may also prevent unwanted behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

During their first year of life, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases. 

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

    Although these are not kitten vaccinations, spaying/neutering and microchipping can help protect your cat from several health issues and should be part of your pet's preventive health care.

    • Spaying & Neutering - Spaying (females) and neutering (males) your cat can help prevent the birth of unwanted litters of kittens, as well as reduce unwanted behaviors, and even protect cats against several serious illnesses. Learn More
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a way to identify your cat, using a tiny rice-grain-sized chip implanted 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, puppies need these 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 are a part of your dog's preventive health care. 

    • Spaying & Neutering - Spaying (females) and neutering (males) your dog stops the birth of unwanted litters of puppies, prevents serious illnesses, and can help reduce unwanted behaviors. Learn More
    • 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 can pose a health risk to pets and their families in the Brodheadsville area. Left untreated, parasites can threaten the life of your cat or dog, and in some cases can even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from the following common parasites:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that drink the blood of birds and mammals. If untreated, fleas can quickly spread through your household.

Ticks

These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and can spread a number of serious conditions in people and pets. 

Ear Mites

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

Heartworm

This thin, thread-like parasitic roundworm is spread via mosquito bites and lives in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of infected animals.

Hookworm

These parasites inhabit the digestive tract of cats and dogs where they feed on their blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia and other serious conditions.

Roundworm

Roundworms reside in the intestine and feed on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite can rob your pet of vital nutrients necessary to stay healthy.

Tapeworm

Tapeworms are spread via the ingestion of infected fleas when your pet grooms themselves. These hook-like parasitic worms live and grow in your pet's intestines. 

Whipworm

Whipworms spread through the ingestion of dirt or earth that has been in contact with infected dog feces. Whipworms pose a serious health risk to dogs.

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