Vaccination and Parasite Prevention

Protecting Your Dogs and Cats


Vaccination and Parasite Prevention Services

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:

For Cats: feline leukemia, respiratory diseases, and rabies
For Dogs: canine distemper, rabies, parvovirus, respiratory diseases, kennel cough (bordetella), leptospirosis, Lyme disease, canine influenza, and more

Vaccination Frequency and Parasite Prevention

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 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:

  • Fleas and ticks are common skin parasites that can carry diseases, such as Lyme disease.
  • Intestinal parasites such as roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and coccidia can cause digestive and internal problems.
  • Heartworms, which are carried by mosquitoes, infect your pet’s cardiovascular system and can be deadly.
How We Check For Parasites

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

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