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Frequently Asked Questions

Puppy shot schedule:

6 weeks old  - Distemper and Parvo booster shot and 1st deworming

9 weeks old  - Second Distempter and Parvo booster shot and 2nd deworming

12 weeks old - Third Distemper and Parvo booster shot and 3rd deworming

14 to 16 weeks old - 4th Distemper and Parvo booster, Rabies shot with City Registration, and microchip.  (Your puppy can be spayed or neutered at 16 weeks of age.)

Note: Your puppy can be started on a Heartworm preventative program during one of the above visits.

When to spay or neuter?

Your pet must be at least 4 months of age for a spay or neuter.  We recommend

you have your pet spayed or neutered between 4 months and 6 months of age.

Kitten shot schedule:

8 weeks old  - Feline Distemper and 1st deworming

12 weeks old  - Second Feline Distempter and 2nd deworming

16 weeks old - Third Feline Distemper, Rabies and 3rd deworming (Kitten can be spayed or neutered at this age)

Yearly Vaccinations, Licensing, & Heartworm testing

Dogs - One year after receiving his/her first Rabies shot , your dog will receive a Rabies shot that lasts for 3 years.  Your dog will also receive a Distemper & Parvo shot every 2 to 3 years.  However, you are required by the City of El Paso to come in to renew your rabies

'license" every year.   Heartworm testing is required every 2 years.

Cats - One year after receiving his/her first Rabies shot , your cat will receive a Rabies shot that lasts for 3 years.  Your cat will also receive a Feline Distemper shot every 2 to 3 years.  However, you are required by the City of El Paso to come in to renew your "rabies license" every year. 

Heartworm Prevention

Your puppy can be started on a Heartworm preventative program during one of his/her visits to get his/her puppy shots.  If your dog has not been started on the preventative medicine (or injection) by 6 months of age, your dog will have to be tested for Heartworms before starting the medication.   Every dog must have a Heartworm test every 2 years, even if he/she is on a Heartworm prevention program.

Find answers to many other pet related questions here:

http://www.epvma.org

Do you accept Pet Insurance?

Yes!  In fact, we accept pet insurance from several different insurance companies.  If you are interested in finding out more  about pet insurance, click on this link for more information: Pet Insurance