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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention in Mooresville

Our Mooresville vets provide routine vaccinations and parasite preventives that are essential in preventing various serious diseases and disorders in cats and dogs.

Preventing Disease & Parasites, Mooresville Vet

Preventing Disease & Parasites

Parasite preventives and vaccinations help us keep our patients healthy by preventing many common diseases and disorders from developing,

Together with regular wellness exams, these preventive measures are the foundation of your pet's routine healthcare.

We’ll work with you to create a custom preventive care plan, including vaccines and parasite preventives that meets your pet's lifestyle and health needs.

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Vaccination Schedules For Cats & Dogs

Routine vaccinations are extremely important in preventing your pet from contracting contagious diseases. We follow this schedule for cat and dog vaccinations.

Kitten Vaccinations

To protect them against serious diseases, kittens need several vaccinations and procedures during their first year. 

  • 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

    Although the following are not vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your cat from a variety of health problems.

    • Spay (females)
    • Neuter (males)
    • Possible microchip

Adult Cat Vaccinations

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

Puppy Vaccinations

Puppies need 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)
    • Bordetella (Optional)
    • Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • 14 to 16 Weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)
    • Spay (female)
    • Neuter (male)
  • 12 to 16 Months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Adult Dog Vaccinations

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

Parasite Prevention

Parasites can become life-threatening when left unaddressed. We carry a full line of parasite prevention products to protect your pet from the following common parasites:

Fleas, Mooresville Vet


Fleas are small, flightless external parasites that consume the blood of mammals and birds.

Ticks, Mooresville Vet


These external parasites feed on the blood of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Ear Mites, Mooresville Vet

Ear Mites

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

Heartworm, Mooresville Vet


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

Hookworm, Mooresville Vet


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

Roundworm, Mooresville Vet


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

Tapeworm, Mooresville Vet


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

Whipworm, Mooresville Vet


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

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