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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Protect your cat or dog from several serious diseases and disorders with routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention. Ask our Echo Park veterinarians which products are right for your pet.

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Protection & Prevention

Keeping common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place is a basic principle of the preventive healthcare we focus on at Echo Park Veterinary Hospital

Combined with regularly scheduled wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention help lay the foundation for your animal's routine care. 

Preventive care affords your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team will work with you to create a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog that's geared to their unique needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Echo Park

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

When it comes to preventing your furry friend from catching a range of contagious, often serious, diseases, having your 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 might prevent unwanted behaviors such as scooting, roaming, animal aggression and howling. 

Cat Vaccinations

Protect your kitten from dangerous diseases by ensuring they get these shots in their first year of life.

  • 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 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

Protect your puppy from serious diseases by making sure they get these shots in their first year of life. 

  • 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

For both people and animals in Echo Park and surrounding areas, parasites pose a serious health threat. In some cases, they can even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. These parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from these common parasites:

Fleas

These external parasites consume bird and mammal blood. Left untreated, fleas can quickly spread through your house. 

Ticks

Ticks feed on mammals' blood. These external parasites are responsible for spreading numerous serious conditions in people and pets. 

Ear Mites

Highly contagious yet tiny ear mites live in the ear canals of cats, dogs and other mammals. These parasites continuously reproduce. 

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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