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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our New Ulm vets can help protect your animal companion from a variety of serious disorders and diseases with regular parasite prevention and pet vaccinations.

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Protection & Prevention

At New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center, we target preventive health care for your pet because it is the best and easiest way to keep common diseases and disorders from developing, helping your pet be happy and healthy.

A combination of regular parasite prevention, pet vaccinations and wellness exams form the foundation of your animal companion's healthcare. 

Our team will work with you to create and tailor a unique preventive care plan to meet your pet's needs because preventive care gives your companion the best chance at a long, healthy life. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, New Ulm

Pet Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Current vaccinations are essential in protecting your animal friend from a spectrum of contagious diseases that can often be serious. Getting your cat or dog spayed or neutered doesn't just prevent the birth of unwanted litters, they also help protect your pet from serious types of cancer. These common procedures can even prevent undesirable behaviors like animal aggression, howling, scooting and roaming.

Cat Vaccinations

Before they are one year old, kittens require the following shots to keep them safe from serious diseases. 

  • 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
    • Rabies
  • 16 Weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2
  • 12 months and beyond
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2
  • Spay, Neuter & Microchipping

    Spaying, neutering and microchipping helps guard your cat from a variety of health issues, and therefore falls under the umbrella of preventive health care. 

    Spay and neuter procedures are recommend between 5-6 months of age.

    • Spay (females) - Having your female cat spayed helps to prevent the birth of unwanted kitten litters, protects your cat from dangerous illnesses, and may help to prevent behaviors like howling and scooting which accompanies heat cycles.
    • Neuter (males) - Getting your male cat neutered prevents your pet from becoming the father of unwanted kittens, protects them against various illnesses, and helps to avoid territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling, and cat aggression. 
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent form of identification that is placed under your pet's skin. It's size can be compared to a grain of rice. Microchipped pets have a higher chance of being reunited with their owners if they become lost.

Dog Vaccinations

In their first year of life, puppies must have these shots to keep them protected from dangerous diseases. 

  • 8 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • 12 Weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella (Optional)
    • Lyme & Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • 16 Weeks
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Rabies
      • Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
      • Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • 12 months and beyond
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional))
  • Spay, Neuter & Microchipping

    Spaying, neutering, and microchipping help defend your dog from various health problems falling under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    Spay and neuter procedures are recommended between 6-10 months for small dogs and 10-14 months for large dogs. 

    • Spay (female) - Dog spaying prevents your female companion from becoming the mother of puppies,  it can also help prevent different cancers and regular heat cycles which might attract male dogs to your property.
    • Neuter (male) - Having your male dog neutered can help prevent him from fathering unwanted puppies, as well as protects him from a number of dangerous cancers, and helps lower the risk of dog aggression and roaming.
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent form of identification, placed under your pet's skin. It is only around the size of a rice grain. Microchipped pets that may become lost have a better chance of being reunited with their owners.

Parasite Prevention

Parasites are a serious threat to the health of both animals and humans within the New Ulm area. If left untreated, parasites can threaten your pet's life, and sometimes can even be transmitted to the other people or pets living in the same household. Our parasite prevention products help protect your animal companion from the following common parasites:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of mammals and birds. When left untreated, they can spread quickly throughout your household.

Ticks

External parasites that consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for spreading a number of serious conditions in pets and humans. 

Ear Mites

Ear mites are tiny and highly contagious. They reside in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals, reproducing continuously throughout their lifespan. 

Heartworm

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

Hookworm

Hookworms feed on the blood of cats and dogs while living in their digestive tract. These parasites can lead to anemia and other dangerous conditions.

Roundworm

A parasite that lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested intestinal contents. This worm can rob the vital nutrients your pet needs to be healthy.

Tapeworm

Tapeworms spread when infected fleas are ingested during grooming. These hook-like parasitic worms grow and live in your pet's intestines. 

Whipworm

Whipworms are spread when your pet ingests soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. These parasites are a serious health risk to dogs.

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