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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Your cat or dog needs protection from a wide range of serious diseases and disorders. Bring them in to our veterinarians in Dallas, who can provide routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention. 

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Protection & Prevention

At North Tollway Pet Hospital, we keep diseases and disorders from developing in the first place by focusing on preventive care. 

Combined with regularly scheduled wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form a solid, long-lasting foundation for your animal's routine healthcare. 

Preventive care offers your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team looks forward to working with you to develop a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, tailored to their unique needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Dallas

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

From our first few weeks of pet ownership, we have an important responsibility: protecting our furry friends from a range of contagious, often serious diseases. Having a pet spayed or neutered not only prevents the birth of unwanted litters; these common veterinary surgeries can also help to protect your pet against some serious forms of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as roaming, scooting, animal aggression and howling. 

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year of life, kittens need these shots to protect them from dangerous 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 the following are not kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your cat from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • 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, puppies need these shots to protect them from serious disorders. 

  • 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 therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • 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 Dallas and surrounding areas can become very sick due to parasites, which pose a serious health threat. Left untreated, parasites can be life-threatening for your dog or cat, and in some cases can even be transmitted to other pets or people living in your household.

With our parasite prevention products, you can help protect your dog or cat from the following common parasites:

Fleas

These external parasites feed on the blood of mammals and birds. Left untreated, they can quickly spread through your household. 

Ticks

Ticks are responsible for spreading many serious conditions in people and pets, while consuming blood.

Ear Mites

Ear mites are tiny but highly contagious. They live in the ear canals of cats, dogs and mammals while reproducing. 

Heartworm

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

Hookworm

These parasites reside in the digestive tract of dogs and cats, where they feed on your pet's blood. Hookworms may lead to serious conditions. 

Roundworm

This parasitic worm lurks in the intestine, feeding on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite may rob your pet of vital nutrients they need to thrive.

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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North Tollway Pet Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Dallas companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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