Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital veterinary team can help to protect your Ypsilanti cats and dogs from a range of serious disorders and diseases with routine vaccinations and parasite prevention treatments.

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Protection & Prevention

We at Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital focus on preventative care in order to help keep common diseases and disorders from ever developing in the first place. 

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

Preventative care allows your pet their best chance a a healthy and long life. Our veterinary team is here to work with you in order to create a customized preventative care plan which targets your pet's unique needs.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Ypsilanti

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Keeping your cat and dog vaccinations up to date is key when it comes to protecting your four-legged family member from a wide range of serious and contagious diseases. Having your pet spayed or neutered, as well, can not only prevent unwanted litters, but can help to protect your pet. Neutering or spaying your pet can even protect your from some serious forms of cancer. They may also prevent unwanted behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression.

Kitten Vaccinations

In their first year, kittens need the following vaccinations 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 aren't kitten vaccinations, neutering spaying and microchipping your cat can help to protect them from a variety of health issues. Because of this, they all fall under the umbrella of preventative healthcare.  

    • 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 - Microchipping is a permanent kind of identification you can have implanted into your pet. a Microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is placed beneath your pet's skin. Microchipped pets have a much better chance of being reunited with their owners if they are lost.

Puppy Vaccinations

In their first year, puppies need these vaccinations to protect 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)

    While the following procedures aren't puppy vaccinations, microchipping, neutering and spaying can help to protect your pup from a number of different health issues. This means that these treatments still fall into the category of preventative veterinary care.

    • 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) - Neutering your dog can help to prevent your mal pup from fathering unwanted puppies as well as protect your companion from serious kinds of cancer. This procedure can also help to reduce the risk of your pet displaying unwanted behaviors like roaming or 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 (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention in Ypsilanti

Parasites can pose a serious risk to your pet's health if they aren't promptly treated. If left to their own devices, parasites can cause your pet excessive discomfort and even threaten their life as well as be transferred to other people or animals in your home. Our parasite prevention products help to protect your pup or cat from some of the following common parasites.

Fleas

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

Ticks

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

Tiny, highly contagious ear mites reside in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals. These parasites reproduce constantly over their life. 

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 their vital nutrients.

Tapeworm

Tapeworms are spread by consuming infected fleas during grooming. These hook-like 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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