Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

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Our veterinarians in Sechelt are able to help you protect your dog or cat from a number of dangerous and commons diseases and disorders using routine parasite prevention treatments and vaccinations.

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Protection & Prevention

Our Eagle Ridge Veterinary Hospital vets prioritize preventative care in the treatment of all of our patients in order to stop conditions and diseases from arising in the first place.

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

Preventative veterinary care will give your pet their best chance at a healthy and happy life. Our veterinary team will work closely together with you to create a treatment plan especially suited to your cat or dog's needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Sechelt

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Current vaccinations for your dog or cat are key to helping to protect your four legged family member from contagious, and often serious, diseases. Having your pet spayed or neutered will not only prevent unwanted pregnancies, but will protect your pet against a wide range of serious forms of cancer. They may also prevent unwanted behaviours from scooting and roaming, to howling and animal aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

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

  • 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 behaviours 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. 

  • 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.
  • 5 to 6 months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Control

Parasites can be a risk to your Sechelt pet depending on their lifestyle and where you travel. While fleas and ticks are more common in our area, your pet can still be at risk of contracting other parasites, such as heartworm, if you are travelling to an area where it is prevalent. Prevention is always key! At Eagle Ridge Veterinary Hospital, we’ll help ensure your pet is protected from parasites based on their specific lifestyle.

We commonly help to prevent, control and treat the following parasites:

Fleas

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

Ticks

These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a number of 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 throughout their lifespan. 

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

These parasitic worms live in your pet's intestines and feed on their partially-digested contents. This parasite can steal vital nutrients from your pet. 

Tapeworm

Tapeworms are spread by the ingestion of infected fleas when your pet grooms themselves. These hook-like parasites live and grow in your pet's intestines. 

Whipworm

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

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