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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

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

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Protection & Prevention

Westfield Animal Hospital places an emphasis on early detection and treatment to thwart the onset of common diseases and disorders.

Combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare. 

Preventive care provides the best chance for your pet to live a long, healthy life. Our team will collaborate with you to develop a preventive care plan for your cat or dog that is specific to their needs.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Westfield

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Preventive care provides the best chance for your pet to live a long, healthy life. Our team will collaborate with you to develop a preventive care plan for your cat or dog that is specific to their needs.

Cat Vaccinations

Here is the schedule for your new cat's required vaccinations. 

  • 8 weeks
    • FVRCP
    • Flea & Tick
  • 12 weeks
    • FVRCP 2
    • Flea & Tick
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 16 weeks
    • FVRCP 3
    • Flea & Tick 2
    • Feline Leukemia 2
    • Rabies
    • Heartworm
  • 5 to 6 months

    While spaying, neutering, and microchipping are not kitten vaccinations, they do help protect your cat from a variety of health problems and thus fall under the category of preventive health care.

    • Spay (females) - Spaying your female cat prevents the birth of unwanted litters of kittens, protects your cat from serious illnesses, and can help to prevent heat-related behaviors such as howling and scooting.
    • Neuter (males) -Neutering your male cat will keep him from becoming a father to unwanted kittens, as well as protect him from various illnesses and keep him from spraying, roaming, howling, and being aggressive towards other cats. 
    • 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.
  • Annually
    After your cat's initial round of vaccines, they can return every six months to a year for FVRCP and Feline Leukemia booster shots.

Dog Vaccinations

Here is the schedule for your new dog's required vaccinations. 

  • 8 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Heartworm
    • Flea & Tick
  • 12 weeks
    • DHPP 2
    • Bordetella
    • Flu
    • Lepto
    • Lyme
    • Heartworm 2
    • Flea & Tick 2
  • 16 weeks
      • DHPP 3
      • Rabies
      • Flu 2
      • Lepto 2
      • Lyme 2
      • Heartworm 3
      • Flea & Tick 3
  • 5 to 6 months

    While spaying, neutering, and microchipping are not puppy vaccinations, they do help protect your dog from a variety of health problems and thus fall under the category of preventive health care.

    • Spay (female) - Spaying your female dog will prevent her from having puppies and from having regular heat cycles, which can attract roaming males to your property.
    • Neuter (male) - Neutering your male dog will keep him from becoming a father to unwanted puppies, as well as protect him from various illnesses and keep him from spraying, roaming, howling, and being aggressive towards other dogs. 
    • 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.
  • Annually
    After your dog's initial round of vaccines, they can return every six months to a year for DHPP, Bordetella, Flu, Lepto, and Lyme booster shots.

Parasite Prevention

People and animals in the Westfield area are at risk of contracting parasites. If left untreated, parasites can put your cat or dog's life in danger, and in some cases, they can even spread to other people or pets in your home. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from a variety of parasites, including:

Fleas

Fleas are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. Fleas can quickly spread throughout your home if left untreated.

Ticks

These are external parasites that feed on mammalian blood and spread a wide range of diseases to humans and pets.

Ear Mites

Ear mites are microscopic and highly contagious parasites that live in the ear canals of dogs, cats, and other mammals. Throughout their lifespan, these parasites reproduce continuously.

Heartworm

This thread-like parasitic roundworm lives in the hearts, lungs, and blood vessels of infected animals.

Hookworm

These parasites feed on the blood of cats and dogs and live in their digestive tracts. Hookworms can cause anemia and other serious health problems.

Roundworm

This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested feces. This parasite can deplete your pet's vital nutrients, causing him or her to become ill.

Tapeworm

Infected fleas are consumed during grooming, which spreads tapeworms. These parasitic worms, which resemble hooks, are found in the intestines of dogs and cats.

Whipworm

Whipworms are spread via the ingestion of soil that has come into contact with the feces of an infected dog. Whipworms are a significant health hazard for dogs.

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