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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

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

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Protection & Prevention

We focus on preventive care at New Hope Animal Hospital to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place.

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 customized preventive care plan for your cat or dog that is specific to their needs.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Dallas

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

When it comes to protecting your pet from a variety of contagious, often fatal diseases, up-to-date dog and cat vaccinations are required. Spaying or neutering your pet not only prevents unwanted litters, but these common veterinary procedures can also help protect your pet from some serious cancers. Unwanted behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression may be prevented.

Cat Vaccinations

Kittens require the following vaccinations during their first year of life 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 the following are not vaccinations for kittens, spaying, neutering, and microchipping all 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 helps to prevent unwanted litters of kittens, protects your cat from serious illnesses, and can help to prevent heat-related behaviors like howling and scooting.
    • Neuter (males) - Neutering your male cat prevents him from fathering unwanted kittens, protects him from various illnesses, and can aid in the prevention of territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling, and cat aggression. 
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a type of permanent identification that is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted beneath the skin of your pet. Microchipped pets have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they become separated.

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)

    While the following are not vaccinations for puppies, spaying, neutering, and microchipping all help protect your dog from a variety of health problems and thus fall under the category of preventive health care.

    • 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 having unwanted puppies, as well as protect him from a variety of serious cancers and reduce the risk of roaming and dog aggression.
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a type of permanent identification that is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted beneath the skin of your pet. Microchipped pets have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they become separated.
  • 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 the Dallas 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 external parasites feed on the blood of mammals and contribute to the spread of a variety of serious diseases in humans and pets.

Ear Mites

In the ear canals of dogs, cats, and other mammals, tiny, highly contagious ear mites live. These parasites continue to reproduce throughout their lives.

Heartworm

This thread-like parasitic roundworm is spread by mosquito bites and lives in infected animals' hearts, lungs, and blood vessels.

Hookworm

These parasites live in pets' digestive tracts, feeding on their blood. Hookworms can cause anemia and other health problems.

Roundworm

This parasitic worm feeds on partially digested intestinal contents and lives in the intestine. This parasite can deplete your pet's supply of essential nutrients.

Tapeworm

Tapeworms are transmitted by ingesting infected fleas while grooming. These parasitic worms that look like hooks live and grow in your pet's intestines.

Whipworm

Whipworms are spread by ingesting soil that has come into contact with the feces of an infected dog. Whipworms are dangerous to dogs' health.

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New Patients Welcome, New Hope Animal Hospital, Dallas

New Patients Welcome

New Hope Animal 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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