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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our veterinarians use routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention to help you to protect your dog or cat from a wide range of serious and common diseases and disorders in Cincinnati. 

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Protection & Prevention

At Hyde Park Veterinary Clinic, we focus on preventative veterinary care in order to keep common diseases and disorders from ever developing in your pet in the first place. 

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

Preventative veterinary gives your pet their best chance at leading a long and healthy life. Our vets will work together and with you to create a customized preventative care plan for your dog or cat tailored to their unique healthcare needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Cincinnati

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Up to date dog and cat vaccinations are key when it comes to protecting your four-legged friend from a wide variety of contagious and often quite serious diseases. Having your pet spayed and neutered also helps to prevent the birth of unwanted litters. These common veterinary surgeries may also prevent disease like cancer and undesirable behaviours like howling, scooting and aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year of life, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 9 to 11 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 12 to 14 Weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 
  • 14 to 16 Weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 
    • Rabies
  • 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) - Having your female cat spayed will prevent the birth of unwanted litters of kittens, prevents unwanted behaviors like howling or scooting and can also protect your feline friend from serious illnesses. 
    • 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 placed underneath your pet's skin. Microchips for pets are generally about the size of a grain of rice. Microchipped pets have a far better chance of being reunited with their owners if they are lost than those who aren't.
    • Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Prevention - These preventatives should be continued per your veterinarians recommendation to help keep your cat healthy throughout their life.

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)
  • 9 to 11 Weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella (Optional)
    • Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • 12 to 14 Weeks
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Rabies
      • Bordetella (Optional)
      • Leptospirosis (Optional)
      • Canine Influenza (Optional)
  • 14 to 16 Weeks
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Rabies
      • Bordetella (Optional)
      • Leptospirosis (Optional)
      • Canine Influenza (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) - Neutering your male dog can help to prevent them from fathering unwanted puppies, protect him against a number of serious diseases like cancer and curb unwanted behaviours like roaming and 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.
    • Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Prevention - These preventatives should be continued per your veterinarians recommendation to help keep your cat healthy throughout their life.
  • 12 to 16 Months
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention

Parasites can pose a serious health risk to people and pets in Cincinnati. If untreated, parasites are even able to threaten the life of your dog or cat or be transmitted to people and pets living in your home. our parasite prevention products and treatments can help to protect your pet from the following common parasites:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. Left untreated, fleas can quickly spread throughout your household.

Ticks

These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a number of serious conditions in people and pets. 

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

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

Hookworm

These parasites live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs where they feed on the pet's blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia and 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 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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At Hyde Park Veterinary Clinic, we are always accepting new patients. Our experienced veterinary team are passionate about the health of companion animals from across Cincinnati Contact us to book your pet's first visit.

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