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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention at our Statesboro and Bulloch County veterinary hospital can help your pet stay protected from a variety of potentially deadly diseases.

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Protection & Prevention

At Statesboro Bulloch Regional Veterinary Hospital, we have a strong focus on preventive care so that common diseases and disorders don't have the chance to develop in the first place.

Combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations, and parasite prevention form the foundation of your companion's routine healthcare. 

Your pet will have the best opportunity for a long and healthy life if you prioritize preventive care. Our team will work with you to customize a preventive care plan best suited to your pet's individual needs.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Statesboro

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Getting your puppy or kitten's vaccinations or keeping your adult pet's vaccines current is fundamental when it comes to protecting your beloved pet from contagious, often life-threatening, diseases. Having your pet is spayed or neutered at our clinic in Statesboro and Bulloch County not only prevents the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens, they also protect against serious forms of cancer. They can also prevent unwanted behaviours such as roaming, howling, scooting and animal aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year of life, your kitten need the following 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 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

In their first year, your puppy need these shots to protect them from dangerous diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • 9 to 11 Weeks
    • DHPP 2 (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella (BB) 1
    • Canine Influenza (CIV) 1
  • 12 to 14 Weeks
      • DHPP 3 (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Bordetella (BB) 2
      • Canine Influenza (CIV) 2
      • Lyme (optional)
      • Crotalus/Rattlesnake (optional)
  • 15 to 17 Weeks
    • DHPP 4 (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Lyme 2 (optional)
    • Crotalus/Rattlesnake 2 (optional)
  • 5 to 6 Months

      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.

    Parasite Prevention

    Parasites pose a serious health threat to people and animals in the Statesboro and Bulloch County area. Left untreated, parasites can threaten the life of your cat or dog, and in some cases can even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from the following common parasites:

    Fleas

    Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. Left untreated, fleas can quickly spread throughout your household.

    Ticks

    These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a number of serious conditions in people and pets. 

    Ear Mites

    Tiny, highly contagious ear mites reside in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals. These parasites reproduce continuously throughout their lifespan. 

    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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