Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Cats and dogs in Tazewell County and the Peoria area may be at risk for a number of serious diseases and disorders. With routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention, our veterinarians can help you protect your pet from a wide range of conditions.

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Protection & Prevention

At Pekin Veterinary Clinic, we aim to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place. To achieve this, we focus on preventive care combined with regularly scheduled routine exams, vaccinations and parasite prevention. 

These essential components form the foundation of your pet's healthcare routine. 

With preventive care, we can ensure your pet has the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our qualified veterinary team will work with you to create a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, geared to their unique requirements. 

Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Tazewell County

Pet Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

To protect your cat or dog from contagious, often serious diseases, it's essential to ensure your pet's vaccinations are current.

Kitten Vaccinations

Kittens require these shots in their first year to protect them from dangerous diseases. 

  • 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 months

    While the following are not vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your cat from a number of health issues. 

    • Spay (females)
    • Neuter (males)
    • Possible microchip

Puppy Vaccinations

Puppies require these shots in their first year to protect them from 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)
    • Spay (female)
    • Neuter (male)
  • 12 to 16 Months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention

Untreated parasites can threaten your dog's or cat's life. These parasite prevention products can help protect your pet from some common parasites, including:

Fleas

These small, wingless external parasites thrive by consuming the blood of a host. 

Ticks

Ticks are external parasites that feed on mammals' blood and can cause disease. 

Ear Mites

While tiny, ear mites are highly contagious and live in mammals' ear canals.

Heartworm

The small, parasitic heartworm spreads through mosquito bites. 

Hookworm

These intestinal parasites use their mouthparts to attach to intestinal walls. 

Roundworm

Roundworms eat intestinal contents and are often found in young animals. 

Tapeworm

The hook-like tapeworm has a long, flag segmented shape. It lives in the intestines.

Whipworm

Whipworms feed on their host's blood and nutrients and are shaped like a whip.

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Caring for Pets in Tazewell County

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