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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our veterinary team in Wisconsin Dells offers a variety of services such as routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention to help you protect your pet from a wide variety of serious diseases and disorders.

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Protection & Prevention

At Dells Animal Hospital, we make preventive care the main focus in order to prevent common diseases and disorders from developing.

Routine wellness exams along with a regular vaccination schedule and parasite prevention create the foundation of your animal's lifelong healthcare plan. 

Preventive care is crucial for providing your pet with the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our established veterinary team will collaborate with you in order to create a custom preventive care plan specifically for your pet and their particular needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Wisconsin Dells

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Ensuring that your companions are up-to-date with all vaccinations is crucial when it comes to protecting your pet from a variety of contagious, and potentially fatal, diseases. Another easy way that you can protect your pet is by having them spayed or neutered. Having your pet spayed or neutered will not only prevent the birth of unwanted litters but can also protect your pet against some serious forms of cancer. Having your animal sterilized might also resolve unwanted behaviors that you are experiencing with your pet.

Cat Vaccinations & Procedures

Kittens need the following shots and procedures 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 & Annual
      • Rabies
      • Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
      • Feline Leukemia 2

    Note: These vaccinations should take place annually, unless otherwise indicated by your vet. 

  • Spaying & Neutering

    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 such as howling and scooting that accompany heat cycles.

    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 cat aggression. 

    Spay and neuter procedures for cats are recommended at 5 to 6 months. 

  • 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 lost.

    Microchipping. procedures for cats are recommended at 5 to 6 months. 

Dog Vaccinations & Procedures

Puppies need these shots and procedures to protect them from dangerous diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 Weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • 10 to 12 Weeks
    • Booster: DHPPL (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis)
    • Bordetella (Optional)
    • Lyme Vaccine
  • 14 to 16 Weeks
      • Booster: DHPPL (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis)
      • Rabies
      • Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
  • 12 to 16 Months & Annual
      • Booster: DHPPL (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis)
      • Rabies
      • Bordetella (Optional)

    Note: These vaccinations should take place annually, unless otherwise indicated by your vet. 

  • Spaying & Neutering

    Spay (female) - Dog spaying will prevent your female dog from mothering puppies, but it can also help to prevent certain cancers and regular heat cycles which can attract roaming males to your property.

    Neuter (male) - Dog neutering can help to prevent your male dog from fathering unwanted puppies, as well as protecting your dog from a number of serious cancers, and helping to reduce the risk of roaming and dog 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 lost.

    Microchipping procedures for dogs are recommended at 14 to 16 weeks. 

Parasite Prevention

In the Wisconsin Dells area there is the concern of parasites which present a serious health risk to both humans and animals. It can be life-threatening if your pet comes into contact with parasites and they do not receive treatment immediately. There is also a risk to humans and other pets in the household as parasites can be easily transmitted. Luckily, our hospital offers parasite prevention for the most common types such as:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that require the blood of birds and mammals in order to survive. Fleas multiply quickly and will spread throughout your household.

Ticks

The primary food source for these external parasites is the blood of mammals. Ticks can cause the spread of a variety of serious conditions in people and pets. 

Ear Mites

Ear mites are incredibly contagious and typically reside within the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals. These parasites reproduce continuously during their life.

Heartworm

Heartworms are a thread-like type of parasitic roundworm that spreads through mosquito bites and settles in the heart, lungs and blood vessels of an infected animal.

Hookworm

Hookworms survive in the digestive tract of cats and dogs by feeding on your pet's blood which can potentially cause anemia and other serious conditions.

Roundworm

Roundworms prefer to live in the intestine of your pet and feed on partially digested intestinal contents. Unfortunately, this can cause your pet to lose vital nutrients necessary to stay healthy.

Tapeworm

Tapeworms are most commonly transmitted through the ingestion of fleas during grooming sessions. These parasitic worms appear hook-like and they thrive in the intestines. 

Whipworm

Whipworms are transmitted when your dog ingests soil that has been contaminated with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms pose a serious health risk to dogs.

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

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