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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our vets in Franklin are here to help you protect your pet from a variety of serious disorders and diseases with routine dog and cat vaccinations and parasite prevention. Microchipping is also available to help you recover your beloved pet if lost or stolen.

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Protection & Prevention

At Pet Vet, we can help prevent common disorders and diseases from ever arising in the first place. Combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations, and parasite prevention establish the core foundation of your cat or dog's routine healthcare. 

Our vets will work with you to develop a customized preventive care plan that's tailored to meet the unique needs of your cat or dog. 

Microchipping

Collars with a name and phone number tag are helpful but can break, fall off, or become outdated. A microchip is permanent and can’t be separated from the pet making it an effective means of protecting your dog or cat from being lost or stolen.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Franklin

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Up-to-date pet vaccinations are important in helping protect your furry companion from many contagious, often serious, diseases. Having your cat or dog spayed or neutered doesn't just prevent the birth of unwanted litters; these common veterinary surgeries also help keep your pet safe from some serious types of cancer. They can also prevent undesirable behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

In your kitten's first year of life, they require these 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

    While they aren't kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your cat from a range of health problems, falling within the umbrella of preventive health care. 

    • Spay (females) - Having your female cat spayed prevents the birth of unwanted kitten litters, protects your cat from 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 type of identification that's roughly the size of a grain of rice and is put under your kitty's skin. Cats that are microchipped have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they are lost.

Dog Vaccinations

During their first year, puppies need the following shots to keep them safe from dangerous 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)
      • Booster: Leptospirosis
      • Rabies
  • 5 to 6 months

    Even though the following isn't a list of vaccinations for your puppy, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your dog from various health issues, falling under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • Spay (female) - Spaying your female dog will keep them from mothering puppies, and can also help prevent certain cancers and regular heat cycles that could attract roaming males to your property.
    • Neuter (male) - Dog neutering can help to prevent your male dog from fathering unwanted puppies, as well as protect them against a number of serious cancers, and help reduce the risk of roaming and dog aggression.
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent identification method that's about the size of a grain of rice and is placed under your dog's skin. Pets that are microchipped have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they are lost.

Parasite Prevention

Parasites are a serious threat to the health of both humans and animals in the Franklin area. If parasites aren't treated they could threaten your cat or dog's life, and sometimes could even be transmitted to other pets or people living in your home. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your beloved pet from these common parasites:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. If they aren't treated fast, fleas can spread through your home quickly.

Ticks

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

Ear Mites

Ear mites are tiny, highly contagious, and live in the ear canals of dogs, cats, and other mammals. These parasites continuously reproduce during their lifespan. 

Heartworm

Thread-like parasitic roundworms that spread through mosquito bites and make their home in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of the pets they infect.

Hookworm

These parasites live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs and 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 steal the vital nutrients your pet needs to stay healthy.

Tapeworm

Tapeworms are spread when infected fleas are ingested 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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New Patients Always Welcome

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

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