Wellness & Preventative Care

Vaccines and Parasite Control

An important part of taking care of your pet’s health is vaccinating it. Staying up to date with shots and parasite control can prevent future health issues in your pet. At Brighton Veterinary Hospital in New Brighton, MN, we can assist you with all your pet’s vaccination needs. We also offer a wide variety of other veterinary services.


The Importance of Preventative Care

Many people don't realize the importance of shots and parasite control for animals. Prevention is the best method for taking care of your pet. In some cases, if your pet gets an infection, it can be very debilitating and even fatal. It is best to prevent this from happening in the first place. There are many different shots that your dog or cat can get that serve as good preventative care.


Vaccines are very important for pets. They are considered to be the most effective way to prevent diseases. However, certain animals are more at risk than others. For example, if an animal travels or is boarded in some sort of kennel, there is additional risk of exposure. This is why vaccine plans are specifically designed for each pet.

However, there are certain core vaccines that every dog and cat need to have. If you have questions about which vaccines need to be administered to your pet, our veterinary team can help you. They can look at your pet’s medical history and determine if it has any risk factors. Then, they can create a customized treatment plan for your dog or cat.

Parasite Control

Parasite control and prevention is also very important. Parasites can either be external, such as ticks and fleas, or internal, such as intestinal worms. External parasites are usually easier to detect, since you can see them on your pet. However, internal parasites are more difficult to spot and can cause very serious problems. In some cases, they can be transmissible to humans. Some parasites can also become very harmful to your pet if they grow and multiply.

It is important that you take your pet to our animal hospital on a regular basis. That way, we can conduct comprehensive fecal analyses to determine whether or not your pet has internal parasites.

Visit Our Team Today

If you are looking for preventative care for your pet, our team of experts at Brighton Veterinary Hospital can help you with vaccines and parasite control. Located in New Brighton, MN, we can answer any questions you have about vaccines, parasite control, exams, or any other type of veterinary care. Call us today to schedule your appointment.


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