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The Oaks Veterinary Clinic The Oaks Veterinary Clinic
Pet Wellness Veterinary Care in Cypress, TX

Good Health Begins with Yearly Wellness Visits

A boy and his dog

A lot of common illnesses can be avoided by keeping your pets up to date with their preventive care. We recommend annual wellness examinations for all cats and dogs, and more frequent visits for senior pets or those with serious health conditions.

Age- and lifestyle-appropriate vaccines are a must, especially if you plan to board your pets or take them to daycare. Additionally, fleas, ticks, and heartworms are prevalent in our hot, humid climate, so it’s important that your pets are treated on a regular basis for parasites.

Your pet’s annual exam is also the perfect time to ask questions, discuss concerns, and have your pet microchipped. Dr. Hees will suggest bloodwork on a case-by-case basis if an underlying health condition is suspected.

Our Preventive Care Recommendations

From the time your pet is just a puppy or kitten, preventive measures are necessary to help them avoid parasites and contagious diseases. We follow a general schedule for cats and dogs, and we adjust this schedule when necessary to accommodate different ages and risk factors.

Feline Vaccine Schedule
Feline Age Vaccinations
6-8 weeks of age
  • Fecal parasite examination
  • Deworming
  • FVRCP #1
  • Felv/FIV combo test
  • Start monthly topical flea/heartworm prevention (Revolution Plus)
9-11 weeks:
  • FVRCP # 2
  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine #1
  • Refill Revolution Plus as needed
12-14 weeks:
  • FVRCP #3
  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine #2
  • Refill Revolution Plus as needed
15-17 weeks:
  • Rabies 1-year vaccine
  • Spay/neuter
  • Fecal parasite examination
  • Repeat Rabies vaccine every 3 years
  • Repeat FVRCP vaccine every 3 years
  • Repeat Feline Leukemia vaccine every year
Canine Vaccine Schedule
Canine Age Vaccinations
6-8 weeks:
  • Fecal parasite examination
  • DAPP #1
  • Oral Bordetella vaccine
  • Begin monthly flea/tick/heartworm prevention
9-11 weeks:
  • DAPP # 2
  • Injectable Bordetella vaccine (good for 1 year)
  • Refill preventives as needed
12-14 weeks:
  • DAPP #3
  • Leptospirosis #1
  • Refill preventives as needed
15-17 weeks:
  • DAPP # 4 (good for 1 year)
  • Leptospirosis # 2 (good for 1 year)
  • Rabies 1-year vaccine
6 months:
  • Spay/neuter and microchip
  • Heartworm test
  • Fecal Parasite Examination
  • Heartworm test
  • Rabies vaccine every 3 years as needed
  • DAPP vaccine every 3 years as needed
  • Leptospirosis vaccine
  • Bordetella vaccine
  • Refill Flea and heartworm prevention (options: Simparica Trio, Heartgard Plus + Nexgard, or ProHeart 12)

Your pet’s health is important to us!