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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our veterinarians in Pittsboro can provide your cat or dog with parasite prevention and pet vaccinations to help protect them from a variety of serious disorders and diseases.

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Protection & Prevention

At Hope Crossing Animal Hospital our veterinary team makes preventive care a priority in order to protect cats and dogs from developing common diseases and disorders in the first place.

In Combination with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations, and parasite prevention establish the foundation of your cat or dog's routine healthcare. 

Preventive care provides your four-legged companion with the best opportunity for life-long good health. Our vets will work with you to build a preventive care plan that's customized to meet the unique needs of your cat or dog. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Pittsboro

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

It's essential to keep your cat or dog's vaccinations current and up to date in order to protect them from a variety of contagious, often serious, diseases. Getting your animal spayed or neutered doesn't just prevent the birth of unwanted litters; these routine veterinary surgeries can help keep your pet safe from some serious types of cancer. They could prevent undesirable behaviors such as animal aggression, scooting, howling, and roaming.

Cat Vaccinations

During your kitten's first year they require these 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

    While there are no vaccinations for kittens at this age, spaying and neutering procedures as well as microchipping can help keep your cat safe from a variety of health issues, falling under the preventive health care umbrella. 

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)
    • 5 to 6 months

      While there are no vaccinations for kittens at this age, spaying and neutering procedures as well as microchipping can help keep your dog safe from a variety of health issues, falling under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • 12 to 16 months
      • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Rabies
      • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
      • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Microchipping

Pets that have a microchip have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they get lost.

A microchip is a permanent identification method that's approximately the size of a rice grain and is placed under your cat or dog's skin when they are between 5 to 6 month's old. Young puppies and kittens can receive microchips, but even if your pet is already an adult, you are still able to consider microchipping.

Parasite Prevention

Parasites are a serious threat to the health of both pets and people in Pittsboro. If they go untreated, parasites can threaten your cat or dog's life and can sometimes even be transmitted to other pets or humans living in your home. The parasite prevention products we offer at Hope Crossing Animal Hospital can help protect your furry friend from the following common parasites:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that consume the blood of mammals and birds. If they aren't treated, fleas can spread quickly in your home.

Ticks

Ticks are external parasites that feed on the blood of mammals and can spread numerous serious conditions in pets and people. 

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

Heartworms are thread-like parasitic roundworms that spread through mosquito bites and live in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of the animals they infect.

Hookworm

These parasites reside in the digestive tract of cats and dogs, where they consume the pet's blood. Hookworms can cause anemia as well as 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 spread when infected fleas are ingested during grooming. These hook-like parasitic worms live and grow in the intestines of cats and dogs. 

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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Welcoming New Patients

Our vets at Hope Crossing Animal Hospital are now accepting new patients! Our talented veterinary team is passionate about caring for the pets of Pittsboro. Contact us today to book your first appointment. 

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