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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

With routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention, our Stockton veterinarians can help you protect your cat or dog from numerous disorders and diseases. 

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Protection & Prevention

At Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to focusing on preventative care to keep common disorders and diseases from becoming a problem for your pet's health. 

Regularly scheduled routine exams, pet vaccinations, and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare. 

Diligent preventative care offers your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team is committed to working closely with you to create a custom preventative care plan for your dog or cat, geared to their unique needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Stockton

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Because our furry friends can contract many contagious, often serious, diseases, current dog and cat vaccinations are essential tools we use to protect their health. Having your pet spayed or neutered not only prevents unwanted litters from being born, but these common veterinary surgeries can also assist in protecting your pet against some serious types of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as roaming, animal aggression, scooting and howling. 

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year, kittens need several shots to protect them from dangerous diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 14 to 16 Weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2
  • 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 falls 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

Puppies need these shots in their first year to protect them from a number of serious diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • 10 to 12 Weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus), CIV (Canine Flu)
    • Bordetella
    • Leptospirosis
  • 14 to 16 Weeks
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus), CIV (Canine Flu)
      • Rabies
      • Booster: Bordetella
      • Booster: Leptospirosis

    Although the following are not puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your dog from a number of health issues, and therefore falls 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 prevent your male dog from fathering unwanted puppies, as well as protects your dog from a number of serious cancers, and reduces 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.
  • 12 to 16 Months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus), CIV (Canine Flu)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella 
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis 

Parasite Prevention

For people and animals in the Stockton area, parasites pose a serious health risk. Untreated parasites can not only threaten your cat or dog's life, but also be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. With our parasite prevention products, you can help protect your dog or cat from these common parasites: 

Fleas

These external parasites feed on mammal and bird blood. Left untreated, fleas are capable of spreading quickly through your household. 

Ticks

Ticks are external parasites that are responsible for spreading many serious conditions in both pets and people. They consume the blood of mammals. 

Ear Mites

While they may be tiny, highly contagious ear mites live in the ear canals of cats, dogs 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 live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs where they feed on the pet's blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia and other conditions.

Roundworm

This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite can rob your pet of vital nutrients.

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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