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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our Brookhaven veterinarians offer services to help protect your cat or dog from a range of serious diseases and disorders with regular pet vaccinations and parasite prevention.

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Protect Your Pet, Prevent Disease

At Brookhaven Animal Hospital, our focus is on preventive care to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place.

When integrated with routine wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare. 

Preventive care gives your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team will work with you to create a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, tailored to their unique needs. 

Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Brookhaven

Pet Vaccinations & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Current dog and cat vaccinations are crucial to protecting your feline friend or canine companion from a range of contagious, often serious, diseases. Having your pet spayed or neutered not only stops the birth of unwanted litters but also reduces the likelihood of some serious forms of cancer, in addition to preventing unwanted behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

During their first year, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 14 to 16 weeks
    • Rabies
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2
  • 5 to 6 months

    Although these are not kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your cat from a number of health issues and therefore are part of your pet's preventive health care plan. 

    • Spay (females) - Spaying your female cat prevents the birth of unwanted litters of kittens, safeguards your cat against serious illnesses, and can help to prevent behaviors such as howling and scooting that accompany heat cycles.
    • Neuter (males) - Having your male cat neutered prevents them from fathering unwanted kittens, protects your cat against various illnesses, and can prevent territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling, and aggressive cat behavior. 
    • Microchipping - Microchips are a permanent form of identification about the size of a grain of rice, implanted under your pet’s skin. Pets with microchips have a greater chance of being successfully reunited with their owners if they are lost.

Dog Vaccinations

In their first year, puppies need these shots to shield them from 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)

    The following are not puppy vaccinations, but spaying, neutering, and microchipping can help guard your dog against a number of health issues and should be considered part of preventive veterinary care. 

    • Spay (female) - Dog spaying stops your female dog from mothering puppies and helps to prevent certain cancers and regular heat cycles which can attract roaming male dogs to your property.
    • Neuter (male) - Dog neutering can prevent your male dog from fathering unwanted puppies. They also protect your dog from a number of serious cancers and help to reduce the risk of roaming and aggressive behaviors.
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent method of identification that is placed under your pet’s skin. It's tiny - about the size of a grain of rice - and improves the chances of pets being reunited with their owners if they are lost.
  • 12 to 16 months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention

Parasites are a potential health threat to people and animals in the Brookhaven area. Unaddressed, parasites can endanger the life of your cat or dog, and 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 the following common parasites:


Fleas are external parasites that feed on avian and mammalian blood. Left untreated, fleas can quickly spread throughout your household.


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

Ear Mites

Ear mites are extremely contagious and reproduce continuously throughout their lifespan. They live in the ear canals of dogs, cats, and other mammals. 


Heartworms are thread-like parasitic roundworms that spread through mosquito bites. They live in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of infected animals.


Hookworms are parasites that live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs where they feed on blood. These parasites can cause anemia and other serious conditions.


This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on its partially digested contents. Roundworms can rob your pet of essential nutrients essential for staying healthy.


Tapeworms are hook-shaped parasitic worms that thrive in your pet's intestines. They are spread through the ingestion of infected fleas during grooming.


Dogs contract whipworms by ingesting the soil that has been in contact with infected dog feces. Whipworms pose a serious health risk to dogs.

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Brookhaven Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Brookhaven companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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