Vaccinations & Preventive Care

Preventive health care including pet vaccinations and parasite prevention from the vets at Providence South Animal Hospital in Waxhaw can help keep your pet happy and healthy. 

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Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

At Providence South Animal Hospital, we consider consistent preventive care to be the key to life-long health for the pets we treat.

Routine exams, vaccinations, parasite prevention, and good nutrition are essential to ensuring your pet has a long and happy life.

We’ll work with you to create a custom plan for your pet to ensure they get the care they need and deserve. 

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Vaccinations for Dogs & Cats

Routine vaccinations are extremely important in preventing dogs and cats from contracting contagious diseases.

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

In the first year of life, puppies need a series of vaccinations to protect them from many dangerous diseases as their immune system develops. 

6 to 8 weeks

  • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)

10 to 12 Weeks

  • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • Bortdella (Optional)
  • Leptospirosis (Optional)

14 to 16 Weeks

  • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • Rabies
  • Booster: Bortdella (Optional)
  • Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • Spay (female) or Neuter (male)

12 to 16 Months

  • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • Rabies
  • Final Booster: Bortdella (Optional)
  • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Boosters for Adult Dogs

Your adult dog needs boosters on the core vaccines every one to three years starting one year after the initial round. The frequency of boosters depends on the specific vaccine used, as well as your dog's lifestyle. 

Kitten Vaccination Schedule

During their first year, kittens need several vaccinations to protect them against serious diseases. After that, they will need annual boosters.

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 month

Although not vaccinations, spaying or neutering can help protect your cat from a a variety of health problems.

Boosters for Adult Cats

Your adult cat needs boosters of the core vaccines one year following the initial kitten vaccines. After that booster, these vaccines are generally boostered every one to three years.

Preventing Parasites in Dogs & Cats

When left untreated, parasites can become life threatening to your pet. We carry a full line of parasite prevention products to protect your pet from the following common parasites:

Fleas, Providence South Animal Hospital


Small, flightless insects, fleas are external parasites that consume the blood of mammals and birds.

Ticks, Providence South Animal Hospital


Ticks are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Earmites, Providence South Animal Hospital


Ear mites are arachnids that live in the ear canals of cats, dogs, other small animals and humans.

Heartworm, Providence South Animal Hospital


Heartworm is a small, thread-like parasitic roundworm that is spread through mosquito bites.

Hookworm, Providence South Animal Hospital


Hookworms are blood-feeding, parasitic roundworms that live in the digestive system of dogs and cats.

Roundworm, Providence South Animal Hospital


Roundworms are parasites that live in the intestine and feed off of partially digested intestinal contents.

Tapeworm, Providence South Animal Hospital


Tapeworms are flat, segmented parasitic worms that live in the intestines of some animals.

Whipworm, Providence South Animal Hospital


Whipworm is a parasitic roundworm common in dogs, that gets its name from its whip-like appearance.

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