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Cat & Dog Vaccinations in Elk Grove

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

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Elk Grove Protection & Prevention With Pet Vaccinations

We focus on preventive care at Bruceville Pet Hospital to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place.

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

Preventive care provides the best chance for your pet to live a long, healthy life. Our team will work with you to develop a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, specific to their needs. 

We understand the importance of vaccinations in preventive care for both cats and dogs. That is why we offer a much-needed range of cat vaccinations and dog vaccinations to protect your pets from various diseases and illnesses.

Also, we offer an extensive array of vaccinations, carefully tailored to meet the specific needs of each life stage, including dedicated puppy vaccinations and kitten vaccinations.

Dog Vaccinations at Bruceville Pet Hospital

Pet Vaccinations & 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 like howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression may also be prevented.

Cat Vaccinations

Kittens need the following shots during their first year of life to protect themselves 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 the following are not vaccinations for kittens, spaying, neutering, and microchipping all 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 fathering unwanted kittens, protects him from various diseases, and may help prevent 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

Puppies need the following shots during their first year of life to protect themselves 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 the following are not vaccinations for puppies, spaying, neutering, and microchipping all 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, but it will also help to prevent certain cancers and regular heat cycles, which can attract roaming males to your property.
    • Neuter (male) - Neutering your male dog prevents him from fathering unwanted puppies, protects him from various diseases, and may help prevent territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling, 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)

Bruceville Pet Hospital Parasite Prevention

Parasites are a serious health risk to both humans and animals in the Elk Grove area. Parasites, if left untreated, can endanger the life of your cat or dog and, in some cases, can be transmitted to other people or pets in your home. Our pet parasite prevention products can protect your dog or cat against the following common parasites:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasitic insects that prey on birds and mammals. Fleas can quickly spread throughout your household if left untreated.

Ticks

These external parasites feed on mammalian blood and are responsible for the spread of a variety of serious diseases in humans and pets.

Ear Mites

Ear mites are tiny, highly contagious parasites that live in the ear canals of dogs, cats, and other mammals. Throughout their lives, these parasites reproduce indefinitely.

Heartworm

This thread-like parasitic roundworm is spread via mosquito bites and makes its home in infected animals' hearts, lungs, and blood vessels.

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 lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested feces. This parasite can deplete your pet's vital nutrients, causing him or her to become ill.

Tapeworm

Tapeworms are spread by ingesting infected fleas while grooming. These hook-shaped parasitic worms live and grow in the intestines of your pet.

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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New Patients Welcome at Bruceville Pet Hospital

We are happily accepting new patients at our conveniently located Elk Grove veterinary clinic! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of companion animals. Reach out today to book your pet's first appointment.

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