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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our Rocklin veterinarians provide pet vaccinations and parasite prevention measures to help protect your cat or dog from a wide range of serious diseases and disorders.

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Protection & Prevention

At Rocklin Road Animal Hospital, we focus on preventive healthcare to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place.

Combined with regular wellness exams, our pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare. 

We'll work with you to create a preventive care plan, including vaccination and parasite prevention, that suits your cat or dog's unique needs. 

Cat and Dog Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Rocklin

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Routine vaccinations are essential when it comes to protecting your cat or dog's health. Spaying or neutering your pet is also an important step to protect your furry friend, it not only prevents the birth of unwanted litters; these common veterinary surgeries can also help protect your pet against some serious forms of cancer and help prevent unwanted behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming, and aggression.

Below is the schedule we follow for vaccinations and spaying or neutering. 

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year of life, your kitten will need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases. 

  • 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia, FVRCP
  • 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia, FVRCP
    • Booster: Felv (optional)
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 16 Weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia, FVRCP
    • Booster: Felv (optional)
    • Feline Leukemia 2
    • Rabies
  • 5 to 6 months

    While the following are not kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your cat from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • Spay (females) - Spaying your female cat prevents the birth of unwanted litters of kittens, protects your cat against serious illnesses, and can help to prevent behaviors such as howling and scooting that accompany heat cycles.
    • Neuter (males) - Neutering your male cat prevents your pet from fathering unwanted kittens, protects your cat against various illnesses, and can help to prevent territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling, and cat aggression. 
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent form of identification that is about the size of a grain of rice and placed under your pet’s skin. Pets that are microchipped have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they are lost.

Dog Vaccinations

In their first year, your puppy will need these shots to protect them from dangerous diseases. 

  • 8 weeks
    • Bordetella
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • 12 Weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Influenza (Optional)
    • Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • 16 Weeks to 12 months
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Rabies
      • Booster: Influenza (Optional)
      • Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)
      • Rattlesnake Series (Optional)
  • 12 to 16 Months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

    Although the following are not puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your dog from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • Spay (female) - Dog spaying will prevent your female dog from mothering puppies, but it can also help to prevent certain cancers and regular heat cycles which can attract roaming males to your property.
    • Neuter (male) - Dog neutering can help to prevent your male dog from fathering unwanted puppies, as well as protecting your dog from a number of serious cancers, and helping to reduce the 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 pet’s skin. Pets that are microchipped have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they are lost.
    • Heartworm Test - Heartworm disease is usually diagnosed with a simple blood test. There are two main tests for detecting heartworm infection; one test detects adult worms and the other detects microfilariae.

Parasite Prevention

Parasites can make your pet seriously ill or become life-threatening when left unaddressed. In some cases, they can also be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from the following common parasites found in Rocklin:

Fleas

Fleas are flightless, external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. Left untreated, fleas can quickly spread throughout your household.

Ticks

Ticks are external parasites that consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a number of serious conditions in people and pets. 

Ear Mites

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

Heartworm

This thread-like parasitic roundworm is spread through mosquito bites and makes its home in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of infected animals.

Hookworm

These parasites live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs where they feed on the pet's blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia and other serious conditions.

Roundworm

The roundworm is a parasite that lives in the intestines of your pet and feeds on partially digested food. This parasite can rob your pet of vital nutrients necessary to stay healthy.

Tapeworm

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

Whipworm

Whipworms are spread through the ingestion of soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms pose a serious health risk to dogs.

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Rocklin Road Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Rocklin companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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