Vaccination and Parasite Prevention: Protecting Your Dogs and Cats

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The importance of vaccinations in your pet’s healthcare plan cannot be understated. Modern vaccination science goes far beyond a rabies and distemper shot. Today, vaccines can protect your pet from many illnesses:

Vaccination Frequency

How often your pet needs to be vaccinated depends on the individual animal. Certainly puppies and kittens need to be vaccinated early. Your veterinarian can educate you on the proper course of vaccinations whether your pet is young, adult, or senior to maintain their health and wellness.

Parasite Prevention

Parasite prevention is nearly as important as keeping your pet vaccinated. Dogs and cats are particularly vulnerable to various parasitic infestations. Many of these parasites can move from your pet to you, meaning that keeping your pet clean from parasites can be a part of your family’s healthcare. At Irondequoit we can help guard against parasites such as:

Our in-house laboratory can screen for and help to prevent and clear your pet of these parasites during your pet’s regular checkups.

On the Web

WebMD has an excellent Pet Health Center, which offers helpful guides to parasite prevention and control:

The Companion Animal Parasite Council has a very informative website.

Take some time to look through the CDC’s site on Healthy Pets, Healthy People.

To begin your pet’s vaccination and parasite prevention course, contact us today or schedule an appointment. We are eager to have you as a member of our family!