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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our veterinarians in Windsor can help you protect your dog or cat from many serious diseases and disorders with routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention. 

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Protection & Prevention

The team at New England Veterinary Center & Cancer Care focuses on preventive care to keep common diseases and disorders from becoming a problem in the first place. 

We combine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention with routine exams to build a solid foundation for your pet's regular healthcare. 

With preventive care, your pet will have 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, Windsor

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Protecting your furry friend from a range of contagious, often serious diseases is one of your highest priorities as a pet owner. Current dog and cat vaccinations can help you do this.

In addition, having your pet spayed or neutered not only prevents the birth of unwanted litters; these common veterinary surgeries can also help protect your pet against some serious forms of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as roaming, howling, animal aggression and scooting. 

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year of life, bring your kitten in for these shots to protect them from serious diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 14 to 16 Weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2
  • 5 to 6 months

    While these are not classified as vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your cat from numerous health issues. Therefore, they are considered preventive healthcare. 

    • Spay (females) - By spaying your female cat, you'll prevent the birth of unwanted litters of kittens, protect your cat against serious illnesses and help to prevent behaviors such as scooting and howling that accompany heat cycles. 
    • Neuter (males) - By neutering your male cat, you'll prevent your pet from fathering unwanted kittens, protect him against various illnesses and help to prevent roaming, howling, cat aggression and territory marking (spraying). 
    • Microchipping - A microchip serves as a form of permanent identification. It is about the size of a grain of rice and is placed under your pet's skin. Microchipped pets have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if lost. 

Dog Vaccinations

In their first year, bring your puppy in for these shots to protect them from dangerous 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)

    Though these are not puppy vaccinations, neutering, spaying and microchipping help protect your dog from many health issues. Therefore, they are considered preventive healthcare. 

    • 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

Parasites pose a serious health threat to people, pets and animals in the Windsor area. Left untreated, parasites can become life-threatening for your dog or cat, and in some cases can even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your house. With our parasite prevention products, you can help protect your cat or dog from these common parasites:

Fleas

These external parasites feed on the blood of birds and mammals. Untreated, fleas can quickly spread through your household. 

Ticks

These external parasites consume mammals' blood and can spread numerous medical conditions in both people and pets in the household. 

Ear Mites

Ear mites are tiny but highly contagious. They live in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals, and reproduce continuously. 

Heartworm

This thread-like parasitic roundworm spreads through mosquito bites and infects the heart, lungs and blood vessels of animals. 

Hookworm

These parasites reside in the digestive tract of dogs and cats, where they feed on your pet's blood and cause serious conditions such as anemia.

Roundworm

The parasitic roundworm lives in the intestine and feeds on intestinal contents, robbing your pet of vital nutrients needed for health. 

Tapeworm

If your pet ingests infected fleas while grooming, they may inadvertently eat a tapeworm. These hook-like parasitic worms live and grow in the intestines. 

Whipworm

If your pet ingests soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces, whipworms can spread. These pose a serious health risk to dogs. 

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