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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

With routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention, our Kinston veterinarians can help you protect your cat or dog from a wide range of serious diseases and disorders.

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Protection & Prevention

At Five Oaks Animal Hospital, we focus on preventive care to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place.

Combined with regular wellness exams, our pet vaccinations and parasite prevention plans form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare. 

Preventive care gives your pet the best chance at a long and healthy life. Our team will work with you to create a custom care plan that is tailored to the unique needs of your cat or dog. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Kinston

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Up-to-date vaccinations are essential when it comes to protecting your cat or dog from a range of contagious, and often serious, diseases. Having your pet spayed or neutered prevents unwanted births and can also help to protect your pet against some serious forms of cancer. They may also prevent unwanted behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming and aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year of life, kittens need the following shots 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

    While the following are not kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your cat from several health issues; therefore, they fall under the umbrella of preventive care:

    • Spay (females) - Spaying your female cat prevents the birth of unwanted litters of kittens, protects your cat against serious illnesses and can help to prevent behaviors that accompany heat cycles, such as howling and scooting.
    • Neuter (males) - Neutering your male cat prevents your pet from fathering unwanted kittens, protects your cat against various illnesses and can help to prevent territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling and aggression. 
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent form of identification that is about the size of a grain of rice and placed under your pet’s skin. Pets that are microchipped have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they are ever lost.

Dog Vaccinations

In their first year, puppies need the following shots to protect them from dangerous diseases: 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • 10 to 12 Weeks
    • Booster: DHPP 
    • Bordetella (Optional)
    • Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • 14 to 16 Weeks
      • Booster: DHPP 
      • Rabies
      • Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
      • Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

    Although the following are not puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping all help protect your dog from a number of health issues; therefore, they fall under the preventive health care umbrella:

    • Spay (female) - Spaying will prevent your female dog from mothering unwanted puppies. It can also help to prevent certain cancers and regular heat cycles, which can attract roaming males to your property.
    • Neuter (male) - Neutering can help to prevent your male dog from fathering unwanted puppies. Additionally, it can also protect your dog from a number of serious cancers and help reduce the risk of roaming and aggression.
    • Microchipping - This permanent form of identification is about the size of a grain of rice and is placed under your pet’s skin. Microchipped pets have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they ever get lost.
  • 12 to 16 Months
    • Final Booster: DHPP 
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Wellness Vaccination Packages

We offer wellness packages that are designed to help you understand and keep current your pet’s vaccination schedule. We have packages for all life stages for your dog or cat.

Wellness Vaccination Packages

Parasite Prevention

Parasites pose a serious health threat to people and animals in the Kinston area. Left untreated, parasites can threaten the life of your cat or dog and, in some cases, can even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from common parasites like:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. Left untreated, fleas can quickly spread throughout your home.

Ticks

These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a number of serious conditions in both people and pets. 

Ear Mites

Tiny, highly contagious ear mites reside in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals. These parasites reproduce continuously throughout their lifespan. 

Heartworm

This thread-like parasitic roundworm is spread through mosquito bites and makes its home in the heart, lungs and blood vessels of infected animals.

Hookworm

These parasites live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs, where they feed on their blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia and other serious conditions.

Roundworm

This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested intestinal contents. It can rob your pet of vital nutrients that are necessary for good health.

Tapeworm

Tapeworms are spread through the ingestion of infected fleas during grooming. These hook-like parasitic worms live and grow in your pet's intestines. 

Whipworm

Whipworms are spread through the ingestion of soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces, and they pose a serious health risk to dogs.

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Always Welcoming New Patients

Five Oaks Animal Hospital is thrilled to be accepting new patients! Our qualified vets are passionate about the health of Kinston companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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(252) 686-8601