Protect your cat or dog from a host of serious diseases and disorders with routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention. Our vets in Stroudsburg can help.

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Protection & Prevention

With a focus on preventive care, our veterinary team at Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital works hard to keep common diseases and disorders from developing.

Pet vaccinations and parasite prevention are combined with regular wellness exams to give your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team looks forward to working with you to develop a custom preventive care plan for your pet.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Stroudsburg

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

When it comes to protecting your furry companion from a range of contagious, often serious diseases, current dog and cat vaccinations are critical. Having your pet spayed or neutered not only prevents unwanted litters from being born; these common veterinary surgeries can also help to protect your pet against some serious types of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as howling and scooting. 

Cat Vaccinations

Kittens should have these shots in their first year of life to protect them from dangerous diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia (Optional)
    • Testing Recommended: COMBO (Feline Aids & Leukemia)
  • 14 to 16 weeks
    • Rabies
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2 (Optional)
  • 5 to 6 months

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

    • 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. 
    • 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.

Dog Vaccinations

Puppies should have these shots in their first year to protect them from serious diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella
    • Leptospirosis
  • 14 to 16 weeks
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Rabies
      • Lyme 
      • CIV - Canine Flu (Optional)
      • Booster: Bordetella
      • Booster: Leptospirosis

    Although the following are not puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your dog from several health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • 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 several serious cancers, and help 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.
  • 12 to 16 months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis
    • Testing Recommended: 4DX (Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasmosis, Canine Ehrlichia) 

Parasite Prevention

For people and animals in Stroudsburg, parasites and animals can pose a serious health threat. Left untreated, parasites can threaten your cat or dog's life, and in some cases can even be transmitted to other pets or people living in your house. With our parasite prevention products, you can help protect your dog or cat:

Fleas

These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and birds. Untreated fleas quickly multiply and can spread through your house.

Ticks

Ticks feed on the mammals' blood. These external parasites are responsible for spreading numerous serious diseases in both people and pets. 

Ear Mites

While tiny, ear mites are highly contagious. They live in the ear canals of cats, dogs, and other mammals. These parasites continuously reproduce. 

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 the pet's 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. This parasite can rob your pet of vital nutrients necessary to stay healthy.

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. Whipworms pose a serious health risk to dogs.

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