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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

With routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention, our Clearlake veterinarians can help you protect your cat or dog from a wide range of serious diseases and disorders.

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Protection & Prevention

We focus on preventive care at Clearlake Veterinary Clinic to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place.

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

Preventive care ensures that your pet lives a long and healthy life. Our team will collaborate with you to develop a preventive care plan for your cat or dog that is specific to their needs.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Clearlake

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

When it comes to protecting your pet from a variety of contagious, often fatal diseases, up-to-date dog and cat vaccinations are required. Spaying or neutering your pet not only prevents unwanted litters, but these common veterinary procedures can also help protect your pet from some serious cancers. Unwanted behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression may be prevented.

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 14 to 16 weeks
    • Rabies
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2
  • 5 to 6 months

    While spaying, neutering, and microchipping are not kitten vaccinations, they do help protect your cat from a variety of health problems and thus fall under the category of preventive health care.

    • Spay (females) - Spaying your female cat helps to prevent unwanted litters of kittens, protects your cat from serious illnesses, and can help to prevent heat-related behaviors like howling and scooting.
    • Neuter (males) - Neutering your male cat prevents him from having unwanted kittens, protects him from various illnesses, and can help him avoid territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling, and cat aggression. 
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent form of identification that is placed under your pet's skin and is about the size of a grain of rice. Microchipped pets have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they become separated.

Dog Vaccinations

In their first year, puppies need these shots 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)

    While spaying, neutering, and microchipping are not puppy vaccinations, they do help protect your dog from a variety of health problems and thus fall under the category of preventive health care.

    • Spay (female) - Spaying your female dog will prevent her from having puppies, as well as 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 having unwanted puppies, as well as protect him from a variety of serious cancers and reduce the risk of roaming and dog aggression.
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent form of identification that is placed under your pet's skin and is about the size of a grain of rice. Microchipped pets have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they become separated.
  • 12 to 16 months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention

People and animals in the Clearlake area are at risk of contracting parasites. If left untreated, parasites can put your cat or dog's life in danger, and in some cases, they can even spread to other people or pets in your home. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from a variety of parasites, including:

Fleas

Fleas are parasitic insects that eat the blood of birds and mammals. Fleas can quickly spread throughout your home if left untreated.

Ticks

These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of several serious conditions in people and pets. 

Ear Mites

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

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 feed on the blood of cats and dogs and live in their digestive tracts. Hookworms can cause anemia and other serious health problems.

Roundworm

This parasitic worm feeds on partially digested intestinal contents and lives in the intestine. This parasite can deplete your pet's supply of essential nutrients.

Tapeworm

Tapeworms are transmitted by ingesting infected fleas while grooming. These parasitic worms that look like hooks live and grow in your pet's intestines.

Whipworm

Whipworms are spread by ingesting soil that has come into contact with the feces of an infected dog. Whipworms are dangerous to dogs' health.

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