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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

With routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention, our veterinarians in Suffolk County can help you protect your cat or dog from a wide range of serious disorders and diseases. 

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Protection & Prevention

To keep common disorders and diseases from developing in the first place, we focus on preventive care. 

At Deer Park Animal Hospital, we combine regularly scheduled routine exams with pet vaccination and parasite prevention to form the foundation of your pet's routine healthcare. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Suffolk County

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Current dog and cat vaccinations play a critical role in protecting your furry companion from a range of contagious, often serious, diseases. Bringing your pet in for spaying or neutering not only prevents the birth of unwanted litters, these common veterinary surgeries can also help to protect your pet against some serious types of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as roaming, scooting, animal aggression and howling. 

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year of life, your kitten will need 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 these are not kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your cat from numerous health issues and therefore fall into the category of preventive health care. 

    • 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 needs 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)

    Though these are not puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your dog from many health issues and therefore fall under the category of preventive health care. 

    • 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

People and animals in the Suffolk County area can become very ill due to parasites. Left untreated, parasites can be life-threatening for your cat or dog. In some cases, they can be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. With our parasite prevention products, you can help protect your dog or cat from these common parasites: 

Fleas

These external parasites feed on the blood of mammals and birds. Left untreated, fleas are able to quickly spread through your household. 

Ticks

Ticks are external parasites that consume the blood of mammals. They are responsible for the spread of numerous serious conditions in people and pets.

Ear Mites

Ear mites are tiny but highly contagious. They reside in the ear canals of cats, dogs and other mammals, and reproduce throughout their lifespan. 

Heartworm

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

Hookworm

These parasites live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs where they feed on the pet's 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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