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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our veterinarians can help to protect your Richmond dog or cat from a number of different serious diseases and disorders using routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention treatments.

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Protection & Prevention

At Broad Street Veterinary Hospital, we focus on preventive care to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place.

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

Preventative care gives your pet their best opportunity for living a long and healthy life. Our veterinary team will work closely together and with you to create a custom preventative care plan for your dog or cat's unique needs.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Richmond

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Current cat and dog vaccinations are essential when it comes to protecting your four legged family member from a wide range of serious and contagious diseases. Having your pet neutered or spayed not only prevent unwanted pregnancies and litters, but these common veterinary surgeries can also help to protect your pet against some serious diseases like cancer. They may also help to prevent undesirable behaviors like roaming, howling animal aggression and scooting.

Kitten Vaccinations

In their first year of life, kittens 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
    • Booster: Feline Leukemia 
    • Rabies
  • 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.

Puppy Vaccinations

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

  • 6 to 9 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Internal Parasite Test - Fecal Sample 
    • Start Heartworm Prevention and Flea and Tick Prevention
  • 10 to 12 Weeks
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  • 14 to 16 Weeks
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Rabies
      • 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 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 can pose a serious health risk to pets and people in the Richmond area. If left untreated, parasites are capable of threatening your dog or cat's like, and in some cases can even be transmitted to you or other members of your household. Our parasite prevention products can help to protect your dog or cat from any of 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 and contagious ear mites live in the ear canals mammals like dogs and cats. These parasites are constantly reproducing over their life. 

Heartworm

This  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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