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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Pet vaccinations and parasite prevention can protect your cat or dog from many serious diseases and disorders. Ask your veterinarian in Cincinnati which options are right for your pet. 

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Protection & Prevention

Keeping common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place is one of our main goals at Eastgate Animal Hospital

Paired with regularly scheduled routine exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your furry companion's routine healthcare. 

With appropriate preventive care, your pet will have the best chance at enjoying a long, healthy life. Our team will work with you to develop a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, geared to their specific needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Cincinnati

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Current dog and cat vaccinations are essential tools in the battle to protect your pet from a host of contagious, often serious, diseases. Having your pet spayed or neutered at our Cincinnati clinic not only prevents unwanted litters from being born; these common veterinary surgeries can also help to protect your pet against some serious types of cancer. They may also prevent unwanted behaviors such as roaming, animal aggression, scooting or howling. 

Cat Vaccinations

Your kitten needs these shots in its first year to prevent infection from dangerous diseases. Here's what to expect at your kitten's first appointments:

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Physical exam
    • First Round of Kitten Vaccinations: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Deworming
    • Nail Trim
    • Fecal exam
  • 9 to 11 weeks
    • Physical exam
    • Second Round of Kitten Vaccinations: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Deworming
    • Nail trim
    • Fecal Exam
  • 12 to 14 Weeks
    • Physical Exam
    • Third Round of Kitten Vaccinations: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 1
    • Deworming
    • Nail Trim
    • Fecal Exam
  • 15 to 17 Weeks
    • Physical Exam
    • Fourth Round of Kitten Vaccinations: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2
    • Rabies
    • Deworming
    • Nail Trim
    • Fecal Exam
  • 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

Your puppy needs these shots in its first year to protect them from serious diseases. Here's what to expect at your puppy's first appointments:

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Physical Exam
    • First Round of Puppy Vaccinations: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Deworming
    • Nail Trim
    • Fecal Exam
  • 9 to 11 Weeks
    • Physical Exam
    • Second Round of Puppy Vaccinations: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Deworming
    • Nail Trim
    • Fecal Exam
  • 12 to 14 Weeks
    • Physical Exam
    • Fourth Round of Puppy Vaccinations: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella 2
    • Rabies
    • Optional: Lepto, Lyme, and Flu
    • Deworming
    • Nail Trim
    • Fecal Exam
  • 15 to 17 Weeks
    • Physical Exam
    • Third Round of Puppy Vaccinations: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella 1
    • Optional: Lepto, Lyme, and Flu
    • Deworming
    • Nail Trim
    • Fecal Exam
  • 5 to 6 months

    While the following are not puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your puppy from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • Spay (females) - 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 (males) - 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.

Parasite Prevention

Parasites can threaten the health of both people and animals living in the Cincinnati area. Untreated parasites can become life-threatening for your cat or dog, and in some cases can be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from these common parasites:

Fleas

Fleas feed on the blood of mammals and birds. These external parasites can quickly spread through your household and infect other pets. 

Ticks

Ticks are external parasites capable of spreading numerous serious conditions in people and pets. They consume the blood of mammals. 

Ear Mites

Tiny but highly contagious, ear mites live in the ear canals of cats, dogs and other mammals. They reproduce continuously during their lifespan.

Heartworm

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

Hookworm

Hookworms reside in the digestive tract of dogs and cats, feeding on the pet's blood. They can cause anemia and other serious conditions. 

Roundworm

Roundworms live in the intestine and feed on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite can rob your pet of important nutrients. 

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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