The First Line of Defense: Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

At Coyne Veterinary Center, we place strong emphasis on proactive pet vaccinations and parasite prevention. Staying current on your pet’s annual examinations and vaccinations is key to their long-term health and longevity, ensuring that you and your loved one have many wonderful years together. Vaccinations are the easiest and most effective way to protect your pet from infectious, and potentially fatal, diseases, and we recommend that they be given annually.

We offer all the essential canine and feline vaccines at our Crown Point, Portage and St. John locations, and we recommend the following:

Dogs (annual)

  • Rabies
  • Canine distemper / hepatitis / parvo / parainfluenza
  • Lyme
  • Leptospirosis
  • Bordetella (kennel cough, every 6 months)
  • Canine influenza

Cats (annual)

  • Rabies
  • Bordetella (kennel cough, every 6 months)
  • Feline leukemia (FeLV)
  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis / calicivirus / panleukopenia (FVRCP)

In some cases, we are willing to accept titers in place of vaccinations, and can perform titers in-house as needed for health certificates.

Pet Vaccinations in Crown Point

Know Your Pet’s Enemies

Parasites are almost always a problem for pets, even in winter. Fortunately, much like vaccines, flea and tick preventatives can protect your animal companion from parasitic diseases that can wreak havoc on their health. Puppies and kittens are often born with intestinal parasites, and while these aren’t easily preventable, they are treatable. Common parasites that affect both dogs and cats include:

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

Fleas and ticks become a problem when your pet spends much of their time outdoors. Keeping your pet current on their flea and tick control medication can help prevent the following vector-borne diseases:

  • Heartworm disease (mosquitoes)
  • Lyme disease (ticks)
  • Ehrlichiosis (ticks)
  • Anaplasmosis (ticks)
  • Tick paralysis (ticks)
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever (ticks)
Pet Vaccinations

Prevention is the best medicine. There is no better way to keep your pet healthy than to prevent the effects of parasitic diseases entirely. Heartworm disease is treatable, but the process is time-consuming and very costly. That’s why we recommend year-round heartworm prevention and year-round flea and tick prevention.

Let’s Build a Treatment Plan for Your Pet

Every pet has their own individual personality; their own individual needs. At Coyne Veterinary Center, we provide all of our patients with personalized care that’s attuned to their specific lifestyle. We work together with pet owners to create parasite control and vaccine protocols that best serve their life stage requirements. There’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” treatment at our practice.