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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our veterinarians can help to protect dogs and cats in Astoria and across Queens from a range of serious disorders and diseases with routine prasiten prveneiton treatments and pet vaccinations. 

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Protection & Prevention

At Steinway Court Veterinarian, we prioritize preventative care in order to keep common disorders and diseases from ever developing in the first place in your pet.

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

Preventative care gives your pet their best opportunity for a long and healthy life. Our veterinary team will work with you to craft customized preventative care plans for your cat or dog's unique needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Astoria

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Up-to-date cat and dog vaccinations are key when it comes to protecting your four-legged friend from a wide variety of contagious and often serious diseases. Likewise, having your pet neutered or spayed will not only prevent the birth of unwanted litters, but will also protect your pet against serious disease and curb unwanted or problematic behaviors. 

Cat Vaccinations

Throughout their first year of life, kittens require the following shots for protection against serious disease.

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Pyrantel Deworming
    • Stool Analysis Recommended
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Pyrantel Deworming
  • 14 to 16 Weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Rabies 
    • Pyrantel Deworming
    • Leukemia Testing Recommended
  • 5 to 6 months

    While the following are not kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your cat from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella. Our vets also recommend the kittens have an aids test at 6 months of age.

    • 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 form of identification that is placed under your pet's skin. The microchip is only the size of a grain of rice and pets that have one have a far better chance of being reunited with their owners if they get lost than ones who aren't.
  • Vaccines & Tests for Adults
    • FVRCP 3 Year 
    • Rabies 3 Year 
    • Stool Analysis

Dog Vaccinations

In their first year, puppies need these shots to protect them from dangerous diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Pyrantel Deworming
    • Stool Analysis Recommended
  • 10 to 12 Weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Pyrantel Deworming
    • Bordetella (Optional)
  • 14 to 16 Weeks
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Pyrantel Deworming
      • Rabies
      • Booster: Bordetella (Optional)

    Although the following aren't puppy vaccinations, microchipping, spaying and neutering will all help to protect your pup from a wide variety of health issues and, thus, can be pretty comfortably considered to be under the umbrella 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) - 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.
  • 7 Months
    • Accuplex 4 Test for Heartworm
  • 12 to 16 Months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • Vaccines & Tests for Adults
    • DHPP 3 Year 
    • Rabies 3 Year 
    • Bordetella
    • Lyme/Lepto Combo Depending on Lifestyle
    • Annual Accuplex Test

Parasite Prevention

Parasites can pose a serious risk to your pet's—and your family's—health. If left untreated, parasites can threaten your dog's, cat's or family member's lives. Our parasite prevention products can help to protect your pets—and, by extension, your family—from 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 continuously throughout their lifespan. 

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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At Steinway Court Veterinarian, we are always accepting new patients. Our vets are dedicated to keeping pets healthy and happy in our Astoria clinic. Contact us today to book your first appointment.

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