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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Protect your cat or dog from a wide range of serious diseases and disorders. Our veterinarians in Redding offer routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention to keep your pet healthy.

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Protection & Prevention

To keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place, our team at Dana Park Veterinary Hospital focuses on preventive care. 

Combined with routine exams, we use pet vaccinations and parasite prevention to build a solid foundation for your animal's routine healthcare. 

Preventive care offers your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team can work with you to develop a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, geared to their unique needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Redding

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

To protect your four-legged companion from a range of contagious, often serious diseases, it's critical to ensure dog and cat vaccinations are up to date. Having your pet neutered or spayed not only prevents the birth of unwanted litters; these common veterinary surgeries can also help to protect 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 of life, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious 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 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, puppies need these shots to protect them from dangerous 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)

    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.
  • 12 to 16 Months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention

Parasites can threaten the health of both people and animals in Redding and the surrounding area. Left untreated, parasites can become life-threatening for your cat or dog and can even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from these common parasites:

Fleas

These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and birds. Fleas can quickly spread throughout a household if left untreated. 

Ticks

Ticks feed on the blood of mammals and are responsible for spreading numerous serious conditions in both pets and people. 

Ear Mites

Ear mites are tiny but highly contagious and reproduce continuously during their lifespan. They live in ear canals of cats and dogs.

Heartworm

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

Hookworm

Hookworms reside in the digestive tract of dogs and cats, feeding on your pet's blood. They can lead to anemia and other conditions. 

Roundworm

This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested intestinal contents, robbing your pet of vital nutrients they need for health. 

Tapeworm

Hook-like parasitic tapeworms live and grow in your pet's intestines. They are spread when pets ingest infected fleas while grooming themselves.

Whipworm

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

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

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(530) 221-6733