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  • 3085 English Creek Ave, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 US
  • (609) 645-2120

Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our vets in Egg Harbor Township are able to help protect your pets from many severe disorders, diseases and parasitic conditions with parasite prevention and routine pet vaccinations.

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Protection & Prevention

At Newkirk Family Veterinarians, our team focuses on preventive care to protect pets from the disorders and diseases that are common among companion animals.

In combination with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention establish the core foundation of your companion's routine healthcare. 

By providing your pet with preventive care, you are giving them their best opportunity to live a long, healthy life. Our vets will work with you closely to establish an individualized preventive health care plan designed to meet your pet's unique needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Egg Harbor Township

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

It's essential to make sure your cat and dog's core vaccinations are current and up to date to protect your animal companion from a variety of infectious, often severe, diseases. Getting your four-legged friend neutered or spayed doesn't just prevent the birth of unwanted kittens or puppies. These routine veterinary procedures can help keep your pet safe from a handful of serious cancers. They could even prevent undesirable behaviors including roaming, scooting, howling and animal aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year of life, there are vaccinations kittens require 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
    • Feline Leukemia 2
  • 5 to 6 months

    Below we haven't listed kitten shots. However, spaying, neutering and microchipping your kitty can help protect them from a range of health issues, and therefore falling within the umbrella of preventive health care. 

    • Spay (females) - Spaying your female cat stops the birth of unwanted kitten litters, protects your cat from serious illnesses, and could help prevent behaviors such as howling and scooting that accompany heat cycles.
    • Neuter (males) - Having your male cat neutered helps prevent them from fathering unwanted kittens, protects your cat against a range of illnesses, and can help to prevent behaviors such as howling, roaming, territory marking (spraying), and cat aggression. 
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent identification method that is approximately the size of a rice grain that is placed under your kitty's skin. Cats that are microchipped are more likely to be reunited with their owners if they get lost.

Dog Vaccinations

There is a range of shots puppies need in the first year of their life to guard them against common and dangerous diseases.  

  • 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)

    Even though the following list doesn't consist of puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping your dog helps to keep them safe from a variety of health conditions, falling under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • Spay (female) - Dog spaying prevents your female dog from giving birth to puppies, as well as prevents certain cancers and regular heat cycles that could attract roaming males to your property.
    • Neuter (male) - Neutering your male dog can help prevent them from fathering unwanted puppies, as well as protects them against a handful of serious cancers, and helps lower their risk of roaming and dog aggression.
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent method of identification that is roughly the size of a grain of rice that is placed under your dog’s skin. Pets that are microchipped have better odds of being found if they become lost.
  • 12 to 16 Months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention

Parasites in the Egg Harbor Township area can seriously threaten the health of your pets and the people in your home. If they go untreated, parasites can even put your cat or dog's life at risk and several parasites can even be spread to humans. The parasite prevention products we have available at our animal clinic can help protect your dog or cat from the following common parasites:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of mammals and birds to survive. If fleas go untreated they can quickly spread in your home.

Ticks

Ticks consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for transmitting of range of severe conditions in pets and humans. 

Ear Mites

Ear mites are tiny and contagious, residing in the ear canals of cats, dogs, and other mammals. These parasites reproduce all through their life. 

Heartworm

This thread-like parasitic roundworm is transmitted through mosquito bites and lives in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of the animals they infect.

Hookworm

Hookworms reside in the digestive tract of dogs and cats and feast on their blood. These parasites can cause anemia and other serious conditions.

Roundworm

This parasitic worm lives in the intestines of pets and eats digested intestinal contents. They steal the vital nutrients your pet needs to be healthy. 

Tapeworm

Tapeworms are transmitted when your pet ingests an infected flea during grooming. These hook-like parasitic worms grow and thrive in your pet's intestines. 

Whipworm

Your pet can get whipworms by ingesting soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms are a serious health threat to dogs.

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Always Welcoming New Patients

At Newkirk Family Veterinarians, we always accept new patients into our veterinary family. Our veterinarians are passionate about the health and well-being of Egg Harbor Township pets. Contact us today to book your pet's first appointment. 

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