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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our veterinarians in Gold Canyon can help you protect your cat or dog from numerous serious disorders and diseases with routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention. 

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Protection & Prevention

At Companion Pet Clinic of Gold Canyon, we are steadfast believers in preventive care, as proactive planning can keep disorders and diseases from developing in the first place. 

Combined with popular nutrition and regularly scheduled routine exams, pet vaccination and parasite prevention are the building blocks we use to build the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare. 

We carry both Oral and Injectable Heartworm Prevention at Companion Pet Clinic of Gold Canyon.

Preventive care offers your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team will work with you to create a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Gold Canyon

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Current dog and cat vaccinations are critical when it comes to protecting your furry companion from a host of contagious diseases. Having your pet neutered or spayed not only prevents the birth of unwanted litters, but these common veterinary procedures can also help to protect your pet from some serious types of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as roaming and animal aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

Kittens need these shots in their first year of life to protect them from serious diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Fecal Testing for Parasites
  • 9 to 11 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 12 to 14 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2
  • 20 weeks

    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

Puppies need these shots in their first year of life to protect them from dangerous diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Fecal Testing for Parasites
  • 9 to 11 weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella (Optional)
    • Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • 12 to 14 weeks
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Rabies (at 12 weeks or older)
      • 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)

Rattlesnake Vaccinations 

Rattlesnakes are found throughout Arizona year-round, and their venom poses a danger to dogs in addition to causing painful symptoms.

Vaccinating your dog can reduce the impact of a bite, and reduce or eliminate the need for antivenom treatment, in addition to decreasing other treatment costs. Ask your veterinarian if your dog should be vaccinated.

Parasite Prevention

For people and animals in the East Valley area, parasites are a serious health risk. Left untreated, parasites can threaten the life of your dog or cat. In some cases, they can even be transmitted to other pets or people living in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from these common parasites: 

Fleas

Fleas feed on birds' and mammals' blood. Left untreated, these external parasites can quickly spread to other members of your household. 

Ticks

Another external parasite, ticks consume the blood of mammals and can spread many serious conditions and diseases in pets and people. 

Ear Mites

Highly contagious, tiny ear mites live in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals. They are fairly common and reproduce throughout their lifespan. 

Heartworm

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

Hookworm

Hookworms live in the digestive tract of dogs and cats, where they feed on an animal's blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia.

Roundworm

This parasitic worm resides in the intestine, feeding on partially digested food and robbing your pet of vital, necessary nutrients. 

Tapeworm

Spread through the ingestion of infected fleas during grooming, hook-like parasitic tapeworms live and grow in your pet's intestines. 

Whipworm

Whipworms spread through the ingestion of soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. This parasite poses a serious health threat to dogs. 

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Companion Pet Clinic of Gold Canyon is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

(480) 671-1403