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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our experienced veterinarians in Denver offer routine cat & dog vaccinations and parasite prevention to ensure the life-long health and protection of your pet.

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Cat & Dog Vaccinations & Prevention

Our vets at Downtown Animal Care Center know that preventive care is crucial for the overall health of your pet. 

We recommend routine wellness exams, pet vaccinations, and parasite prevention as the foundation for your animal's annual wellness plan.

Preventive care gives your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life with protection from various conditions, diseases, and parasites. Our veterinary team will create a preventive care plan that is unique to your pet and its lifestyle. 

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Cat & Dog Vaccinations in Denver

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Having your dog or cat vaccinated is a critical part of their routine care. These vaccinations protect them from various diseases and conditions which could be potentially life-threatening. Having your pet spayed or neutered as soon as possible not only ensures your pet is best protected against some forms of cancer but also prevents unwanted litters as well as undesirable behaviors. 

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year of life, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases. 

  • 6 weeks
    • New Kitten Wellness Examination
    • 1st Intestinal Parasite Screening (Fecal examination)
    • 1st Intestinal Parasite Deworming
  • 8 weeks
    • 1st FVRCP vaccination
    • 2nd Intestinal Parasite Deworming
  • 12 weeks
    • 2nd FVRCP vaccination
    • 1st FeLV vaccination
    • 2nd Intestinal Parasite Screening (Fecal examination)
  • 16 weeks
    • 2nd FeLV vaccination
    • Rabies vaccination – valid for one year
  • 18 to 20 weeks
    • Spay or Neuter procedure
    • Microchip
  • 1 year 4 months
    • Annual Wellness Exam
    • Annual FVRCP vaccination
    • Annual FeLV vaccination
    • Rabies vaccination – valid for three years
    • Annual FeLV SNAP test (based on lifestyle)

Dog Vaccinations

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

  • 6 weeks
    • New Puppy Wellness Examination
    • 1st Intestinal Parasite Screening (Fecal examination)
    • 1st Intestinal Parasite Deworming
  • 8 weeks
    • 1st Distemper/Parvo vaccination
    • 2nd Intestinal Parasite Deworming
    • Start monthly Heartworm prevention
  • 12 weeks
      • 2nd Distemper/Parvo vaccination
      • Bordetella vaccination (intranasal) – valid for one year
      • 2nd Intestinal Parasite Screening (Fecal examination)
      • Possibly start 1st Leptospirosis vaccination (based on lifestyle of pet)
      • Purchase next dose of monthly Heartworm prevention to be given 30 days AFTER the last dose
  • 16 weeks
    • 3rd Distemper/Parvo vaccination
    • 2nd Leptospirosis vaccination (if started at 12-week visit)
    • Rabies vaccination – valid for one year
    • Purchase next dose of monthly Heartworm prevention to be given 30 days AFTER the last dose
  • 18 to 20 weeks
    • Spay or Neuter procedure
    • Microchip
    • 1st Leptospirosis vaccine (based on the lifestyle of the pet)
    • Purchase 6 month supply of Heartworm prevention
  • 21 to 23 weeks
    • 2nd Leptospirosis vaccine – valid for one year
    • Recheck spay or neuter
  • 9 to 11 months
    • Purchase next six month supply of Heartworm prevention (bring in pet and get current weight before purchase of prevention)
  • 1 year 4 months
    • Annual Wellness Exam
    • Annual Distemper/Parvo vaccination
    • Annual Bordetella vaccination
    • Annual Leptospirosis vaccination
    • Rabies vaccination – valid for three years
    • Annual Heartworm Test
    • Purchase 1 year supply of Heartworm prevention

Parasite Prevention

Parasites in the Denver area can be a danger to both animal and human health. Parasites in your family pet should be treated immediately as they are harmful and can be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. We offer parasite protection and prevention for your dog or cat from the following parasites:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that require the blood of birds or mammals to survive. Fleas can multiply quickly and infest your home if left untreated.

Ticks

These small external parasites survive on the blood of mammals and are the cause of many conditions being spread between animals and humans. 

Ear Mites

Ear mites are very tiny and highly contagious. They can be found in the ear canals of dogs, cats, and other mammals and reproduce continuously. 

Heartworm

This parasitic roundworm is tiny and threadlike. This parasite spreads through mosquito bites and thrives in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of animals

Hookworm

Hookworm can cause anemia and other conditions in your pet as they live in their digestive tracts and feed solely on their blood.

Roundworm

Roundworm is a parasitic worm that feeds on the nutrient-rich contents of your pet's digestive tract affecting your pet's overall health. 

Tapeworm

Tapeworms have a hook-like form and are spread through infected fleas which are ingested by your pet during grooming. These parasites prefer to survive in your pet's intestines. 

Whipworm

Whipworms pose a significant health risk and are spread when your pet ingests soil that has been contaminated by the feces of an infected dog.

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Downtown Animal Care Center is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Denver companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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