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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

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

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Protection & Prevention

At All Creatures Great and Small Animal Hospital, one of our highest priorities is to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place. That's why we focus on preventive care. 

Combined with regularly scheduled wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention are used to build a solid foundation for your animal's routine healthcare. 

By providing exceptional preventive care, we can give your pet the best opportunity to live a long, healthy life. Our team looks forward to working with you to create a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, geared to their needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Fairfield, NJ

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Current dog and cat vaccinations play an integral role in protecting your furry best friend from a variety of contagious, often serious diseases. Having your pet spayed or neutered 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 prevent undesirable behaviors such as roaming, animal aggression, scooting, and howling. 

Cat Vaccinations

Kittens should have these shots in their first year of life to protect them from dangerous diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 14 to 16 weeks
    • Rabies
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, 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

Puppies should have these shots in their first year to protect them from severe 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)

    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 help 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.
  • Annual
    • Annual Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Annual Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Annual Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention

For both people and animals in Fairfield, NJ and surrounding communities, parasites pose a serious threat to health. Untreated parasites can threaten the life of your cat or dog. In some cases, they may even be transmitted to other pets or people living in your household. With our parasite prevention products, we can help protect your dog or cat from the following common parasites:

Fleas

These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and birds. Left untreated, fleas are able to spread quickly.

Ticks

Ticks feed on the blood of mammals and can spread numerous serious conditions in people and pets, including Lyme disease. 

Ear Mites

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

Heartworm

Spread through mosquito bites, this threadlike parasitic roundworm makes its home in the lungs, heart, and blood vessels of infected animals. 

Hookworm

Parasitic hookworms lurk in the digestive tract of dogs and cats, where they feed on a pet's blood. They can lead to anemia and other conditions.

Roundworm

This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and consumes partially digested intestinal contents. Roundworms can rob your pet of vital 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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Welcoming New Patients

All Creatures Great and Small Animal Hospital is now seeing new patients! Our Fairfield, NJ vets are trained to provide care for a wide range of companion animals including cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, rodents, and more. Contact our veterinary clinic today to schedule your pet's first appointment.

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