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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Cats and dogs need routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention to protect them from serious diseases. Our veterinarians in Jesup can ensure they have the right protection.

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Protection & Prevention

At Wolfe Animal Hospital, our veterinary team focuses on preventive care to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place. 

Pet vaccinations and parasite prevention are combined with regularly scheduled wellness exams to build a solid foundation for your animal's routine healthcare. 

Preventive care supports your pet in living a long, healthy life. Our team is committed to working with you to develop a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, customized to their unique needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Jesup

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

When it comes to protecting your furry best friend from many 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 also prevent unwanted behaviors such as roaming, animal aggression, or howling.

Cat Vaccinations

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

  • 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 several 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 need these shots in their first year to protect them from serious 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 several 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 several 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.
  • 12 to 16 months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention

Both people and animals in Jesup and surrounding areas must be on guard against parasites, which can be a serious threat to health. Untreated parasites can become life-threatening for your cat or dog, and in some cases may even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your house. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from these common parasites. 

Fleas

Fleas consume bird and mammal blood. These external parasites can quickly spread through your house if left untreated. 

Ticks

Ticks feed on the blood of mammals. Another external parasite, they are capable of spreading numerous serious conditions in people and pets.

Ear Mites

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

Heartworm

Spread through mosquito bites, this thread-like parasitic roundworm lives in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of infected animals.

Hookworm

Hookworms reside in cats' and dogs' digestive tracts, where they feed on the animal's blood. Hookworms can lead to serious conditions like anemia.

Roundworm

Roundworms live in the intestine and feed on partially digested intestinal contents, robbing 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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Wolfe Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Jesup companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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