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Keeping Disease at Bay with Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Control

The world is full of pathogens. Like us, our pets can be vulnerable to certain viruses if they haven’t been vaccinated. The key is to know what your pet may encounter in their environment and protect them accordingly. At Coyne Veterinary Center in St. John, we know that diseases take many forms and that every pet needs a sufficient layer of protection to stay healthy. With a wide range of quality pet vaccines and parasite preventives, your pet can stay disease-free.

What Vaccines Do We Offer?

For optimal immunity to harmful or even life-threatening viruses, pets should receive their vaccinations annually or when recommended by their veterinarian. Core vaccines are essential for your pet’s safety, while all others are given based on lifestyle and risk of exposure.

To see our annual recommendations for your pet, click on their species below.

Dogs (annual)
Cats (annual)
Dogs (annual)
  • Rabies - core
  • Canine distemper/hepatitis/ parvo/parainfluenza - core
  • Bordetella (given every 6 months) - core
  • Lyme
  • Leptospirosis
  • Canine influenza
Cats (annual)
  • Rabies - core
  • Bordetella (given every 6 months) - core
  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis/ calicivirus/panleukopenia (FVRCP) - core
  • Feline leukemia
Pet Vaccinations in St. John

Common Pests to Our Pets

Parasites are generally quite tiny, making them easy to miss, but the problems they can cause for our pets are usually much more obvious. Even in winter, parasites can be a threat. For example, fleas, ticks and mosquitoes go dormant under certain conditions and become active when it’s warmer. Other parasites to be aware of include:

  • Ear mites
  • Roundworms
  • Hookworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Whipworms
  • Giardia

These pests can be a major nuisance for you and your pet, but their ability to spread disease should be your primary concern. Heartworm disease, Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and other infections can make your pet very sick, and be costly to treat. Preventing these issues altogether is not only more cost-effective - but keeps your pet much healthier overall.

Pet Parasite Prevention in St. John

How to Prevent an Infestation

The most effective method for preventing parasite infestations and diseases is the topical or oral parasiticide. These medications generally need to be given monthly to ensure continued protection. Coyne Veterinary Center carries the highest-quality, veterinarian-guaranteed preventives for cats and dogs. If you need to start your pet on a preventative regimen, call (219) 627-3264 for more information or arrange a meeting with your veterinarian.  We look forward to seeing you!

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