Vaccination and Parasite Prevention

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Vaccinations and Parasite Prevention at Chili Animal Care

The importance of vaccinations in your pet’s health care plan cannot be understated. Modern vaccination science goes far beyond a rabies and distemper shot. Today, vaccines can protect your pet from many illnesses:

For Cats: feline leukemia, respiratory diseases, and rabies
For Dogs: canine distemper, rabies, parvovirus, respiratory diseases, kennel cough (Bordetella), leptospirosis, Lyme disease, canine influenza, and more

Vaccination Frequency and Parasite Prevention

Your veterinarian will discuss the proper course of vaccinations for your young, adult, or senior pet’s ideal health and wellness. Puppies and kittens can be vaccinated as early as six weeks of age. Parasite prevention is just as important as keeping your pet vaccinated. Parasitic infestations can cause serious health issues if not properly treated. We can help guard against parasites such as:

  • Fleas and ticks are some of the most common skin parasites faced by dogs and cats. These carry diseases such as Lyme disease.
  • Roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, coccidia, and other intestinal parasites can cause a wide variety of internal and digestive issues.
  • Heartworms are carried by mosquitoes. They infect your pet’s heart and lungs and can be costly to treat.

Our in-house laboratory can conduct screenings for existing parasites during your pet’s annual exam.

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