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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our Leighton veterinarians can help you protect your cat or dog from a wide range of serious diseases and disorders with routine pet vaccinations and parasite and heartworm prevention.

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Protection & Prevention

We focus on preventive care at All Animal Clinic 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 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.

Cat & Dog Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Leighton

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 such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression may be prevented.

Cat Vaccinations

Kittens require the following kitten shots during their first year of life to protect them from serious diseases.

  • 8 weeks
    • FVRCP Vaccine: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 12 weeks
    • FVRCP Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia
    • Booster: Feline Leukemia
    • Rabies
  • 5 to 6 months

    While spaying and neutering 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.
  • Annually
    • FVRCP Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia
    • Booster: Feline Leukemia
    • Booster: Rabies

Dog Vaccinations

Puppies require the following puppy shots during their first year of life to protect them from serious diseases.

  • 6 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • 9 weeks
    • DHPP Booster: (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • 12 weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella

    While spaying and neutering 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) - Neutering your male dog prevents him from having unwanted puppies, protects him from various illnesses, and can help him avoid territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling, and dog aggression.
  • 15 weeks
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Booster: Bordetella
  • Annually
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Booster: Rabies
    • Booster: Bordetella

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 and cat collars with a name and phone number tag are helpful, but can quickly become outdated and therefore, not as effective. They can also break or fall off easily. A microchip, however, is permanent and can’t be separated from the pet. One of the most effective means of protecting your dog or cat from being lost or stolen is microchipping them.

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Parasite Prevention

People and animals in the Leighton 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:

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.

Heartworm is a serious illness that can cause heart failure, severe lung disease, organ damage, and even death in pets. Cats, dogs, and ferrets are the most common carriers of the disease.

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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

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

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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New Patients Welcome

All Animal Clinic is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Leighton companion animals. We currently are only taking pets by appointment, so get in touch to schedule yours today!

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