Our veterinary team in Las Vegas has the ability to help keep your cat or dog safe from a variety of dangerous and life-threatening conditions and diseases with pet vaccinations and parasite prevention.

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Protection & Prevention

At Island Pet Hospital, our team focuses on preventive care to protect your cats and dogs from common diseases and conditions arising in the first place.

When parasite prevention and pet vaccinations are combined with regular wellness exams, they can form the foundation of your pet's routine healthcare. 

Preventive care offers your pet the best chance for life-long health. Our vets will work with you to develop a customized preventive care plan that's tailored to the needs of your cat or dog.

Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Las Vegas

Pet Vaccinations & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

It's very important to keep your cat or dog's vaccinations current and up to date because it protects them from a variety of contagious, often serious, illnesses and diseases. Having your furry friend spayed or neutered doesn't just prevent the birth of unwanted litters; these common veterinary procedures can also help keep your pet safe from a handful of serious cancers. They might also prevent undesirable behaviors including howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

Below we have listed the shots kittens need during their first year to protect them from dangerous diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 14 to 16 weeks
    • Rabies
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2
  • 5 to 6 months

    Even though the following is not a schedule of kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping will help protect your cat from various health problems, therefore falling under the umbrella of preventive health care.

    • Spay (females) - Having your female cat spayed will keep them from giving birth to unwanted litters of kittens, as well as protect them from several serious illnesses. This procedure can also help prevent behaviors such as howling and scooting that accompany heat cycles.
    • Neuter (males) - Neutering your male cat prevents them from fathering kittens, guards them against various illnesses, and helps prevent territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling, and cat aggression. 
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent identification method that is about the size of a rice grain and placed under your cat’s skin. Kitties that are microchipped have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they are lost.

Dog Vaccinations

Here is a list of the shots your puppy will need within their first year, to guard them against serious 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)

    Below is not a list of puppy vaccinations but, spaying, neutering, and microchipping your dog can help protect them from a variety of health issues, falling under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • Spay (female) - Dog spaying prevents your female pup from mothering puppies, as well as prevents certain cancers and regular heat cycles which could attract roaming males dogs to your property.
    • Neuter (male) - Dog neutering helps prevent your male dog from fathering unwanted puppies, as well as protects them from multiple dangerous cancers, and helps lower their 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 dog's skin. Dogs that have a microchip have a higher chance of being found by their owners if they get lost.
  • 12 to 16 months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention

Parasites are a dangerous threat to the health of both pets and their human families in the Las Vegas area. If parasites aren't treated promptly they can threaten the life of your cat or dog, and can sometimes even be transmitted to the other pets and people living in your home. The parasite prevention products we have available at Island Pet Hospital can help protect your pet from the parasites listed below:


Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. If they aren't treated, they can spread quickly throughout your home.


Ticks are external parasites that eat the blood of mammals and are responsible for spreading various dangerous conditions to pets and people. 

Ear Mites

Tiny, highly contagious ear mites live in the ear canals of dogs, cats, and other mammals. These parasites continuously reproduce during their lifespan. 


Heartworms are thread-like parasitic roundworms that spread through mosquito bites and reside in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of infected animals.


These parasites live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs. They feed on the pet's blood and cause anemia and other serious conditions.


This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested intestinal contents. They can steal vital nutrients your pet needs to stay healthy.


Tapeworms are spread through the ingestion of infected fleas during grooming. These hook-like parasitic worms live and grow in your pet's intestines. 


Whipworms are spread when an animal ingests contaminated soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms are a serious risk to the health of dogs.

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