Our veterinary team in Lafayette use routine vaccinations and parasite prevention products and services to help prevent a wide array of serious diseases in your cat or dog.

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Protection & Prevention

Our veterinary team at St. Francis Veterinary Hospital focuses on preventative care in order to keep common diseases and disorders from ever developing in your pet in the first place. 

When combined with routinely scheduled wellness exams, vaccinations and parasite prevention are the core of your pet's lifelong healthcare routine.

Preventative care also gives you pet their best chance at a long, healthy and happy life. Our team will work with you in order to create a custom preventative care plan for your dog or cay which is targeted at their unique needs.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Lafayette

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Current vaccinations and preventative medications are key to protecting dogs and cats from serious diseases. 

Kitten Vaccinations

In their first year, kittens need the following shots and preventative procedures in order to protect them from dangerous health issues. 

  • 7 to 8 weeks
    • Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia
  • 10 to 11 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia
    • Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus testing
  • 13 to 14 Weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia, Rabies

Puppy Vaccinations

In their first year, puppies requires the following shots and preventative procedures in order to protect them from serious health concerns. 

  • 7 to 8 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Fecal Analysis
  • 10 to 11 Weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella
    • Flu (Optional)
  • 13 to 14 Weeks
    • Booster: DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus)
    • Booster: Flu (Optional)
    • Spay (female)
    • Neuter (male)
  • 16 Weeks
    • Booster: DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
  • 6 Months
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)

Parasite Prevention

When they go unnoticed or are left untreated, parasites are capable of threatening your cat or dog's life. Our parasite prevention products can help to protect your pet from some of the following common parasites.  

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals.

Ticks

These external parasites consume the blood of mammals. 

Ear Mites

Tiny, highly contagious ear mites reside in the ear canals of mammals. 

Heartworm

This thread-like parasitic roundworm is spread through mosquito bites.

Hookworm

These roundworms live in the digestive system and feed on your pet's blood.

Roundworm

This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on intestinal contents.

Tapeworm

These flat, hook-like parasitic worms reside in your pet's intestines. 

Whipworm

This roundworm's name originates from its whip-like appearance.

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