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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

The Mountainaire Animal Clinic veterinary team is here to help you protect your dog or cat from a wide variety of serious diseases and disorders using routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention treatments.

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Protection & Prevention

At Mountainaire Animal Clinic, we will focus on preventive care to keep common disorders, conditions and diseases from even being able to develop in your pet 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 gives your pet their best chance at a long, healthy and happy life. Our team will work with you in order to create a customized preventive care plan for your dog or cat that is tailored to their healthcare needs.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Rock Springs

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Up-to-date dog and cat vaccinations are critical when it comes to protecting your four-legged friend against a range of serious and contagious diseases. Having your pet neutered or spayed will not only prevent the birth of unwanted litters, these common surgeries can also help to protect your pet against some very serious kinds of cancer.

They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year of life, kittens need the following shots to protect them 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 aren't considered to be kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping all help to protect your feline friend from a variety of health issues and, therefore, fall under the preventive 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 - Mcirochipping is a permanent form of identification that is about the size of a grain of rice and is placed beneath your pet's skin. Microchipped pets have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they become 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) - Neutering male dogs can help to prevent your canine companion from fathering unwanted puppies. It can also protect your dog from a number of serious kinds of cancer and curb unwanted behaviors like aggression and roaming.
    • 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 also pose a very serious health risk to people and pets living in the Rock Springs area. If not promptly treated, these parasites can threaten the life of your dog or cat and, in some cases, may even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help to protect your cat or dog from all of the following common 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

Ticks consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a number of serious conditions in people and pets. 

Ear Mites

Ear mites reside in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals. These parasites reproduce continuously throughout their lifespan. 

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 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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