Vaccinations & Prevention

Ensure that your pet is happy and healthy with preventive health care including pet vaccinations and parasite prevention from the vets at Providence Animal Hospital in Charlotte.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Preventive health care, including routine exams, vaccinations, parasite prevention, and good nutrition are essential to ensuring your pet has a long and happy life.

At Providence Animal Hospital, we consider consistent prevention to be the key to life-long health for the pets we treat.

We’ll work with you to create a custom plan for your pet. 

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Vaccination Schedules For Cats & Dogs

Routine vaccinations are extremely important in preventing your pet from contracting contagious diseases.

Cat Vaccinations

Kittens

Kittens need several vaccinations during their first year to protect them against serious diseases. After that, they’ll only need annual boosters.

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 month

Although not vaccinations, spaying or neutering can help protect your cat from a a variety of health problems.

Adults

Your cat will need boosters on the core vaccines one year following the initial kitten vaccines. After that booster, these vaccines are generally boostered every one to three years, based on the specific vaccine used and the lifestyle of the cat.

Dog Vaccinations

Puppies

Puppies need a series of vaccinations in the first year of life to protect them from many dangerous diseases as their immune system develops. 

6 to 8 weeks

  • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)

10 to 12 Weeks

  • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • Bortdella (Optional)
  • Leptospirosis (Optional)

14 to 16 Weeks

  • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • Rabies
  • Booster: Bortdella (Optional)
  • Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • Spay (female) or Neuter (male)

12 to 16 Months

  • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • Rabies
  • Final Booster: Bortdella (Optional)
  • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Adults

Your dog will need boosters on the core vaccines every one to three years starting one year after the initial round. The frequency of boosters depends on the specific vaccine used, as well as your dog's lifestyle and unique needs. 

Parasite Prevention

When left untreated, parasites can become life threatening to your pet. We carry a full line of parasite prevention products to protect your pet from the following common parasites:

Fleas, Providence Animal Hospital

Fleas

Small, flightless insects, fleas are external parasites that consume the blood of mammals and birds.

Ticks, Providence Animal Hospital

Ticks

Ticks are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Earmites, Providence Animal Hospital

Earmites

Ear mites are arachnids that live in the ear canals of cats, dogs, other small animals and humans.

Heartworm, Providence Animal Hospital

Heartworm

Heartworm is a small, thread-like parasitic roundworm that is spread through mosquito bites.

Hookworm, Providence Animal Hospital

Hookworm

Hookworms are blood-feeding, parasitic roundworms that live in the digestive system of dogs and cats.

Roundworm, Providence Animal Hospital

Roundworm

Roundwormsare parasites that live in the intestine and feed off of partially digested intestinal contents.

Tapeworm, Providence Animal Hospital

Tapeworm

Tapeworms are flat, segmented parasitic worms that live in the intestines of some animals.

Whipworm, Providence Animal Hospital

Whipworm

Whipworm is a parasitic roundworm common in dogs, that gets its name from its whip-like appearance.

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Providence Animal Hospital has been providing comprehensive veterinary care for your cherished pets in Charlotte since 1993.

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