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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

With routine pet vaccines and parasite prevention, our doctors can help you safeguard your cat or dog from a broad range of severe diseases and ailments affecting pets in Pleasant Hill.

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Protection & Prevention

At Diablo View Veterinary Hospital, we focus on preventive care 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 treatment ensures that your pet has a long and healthy life. Our staff will collaborate with you to develop a personalized preventative care plan for your cat or dog based on their specific needs.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Pleasant Hill

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Current dog and cat vaccinations are essential when it comes to protecting your furry friend from a range of contagious, often serious, diseases. Having your pet spayed or neutered not only prevents the birth of unwanted litters but can also help to protect your pet against some serious forms of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming and 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
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2
    • Rabies
  • 5 to 6 months

    While not vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your cat from a number of health issues: 

    • Spay (females): Spaying your female cat prevents the birth of unwanted kittens, protects your cat against serious illnesses and can help to prevent behaviors associated with heat cycles, like howling and scooting.
    • Neuter (males): Neutering prevents your pet from fathering unwanted kittens, protects them from various illnesses and can also help keep them from territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling and aggression. 
    • Microchipping: A permanent form of identification that is about the size of a grain of rice, a microchip is placed under your pet’s skin. Microchipped pets are known to have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if ever lost.

Dog Vaccinations

In their first year, puppies need these shots to protect them from dangerous diseases. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus (DHPP)
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: DHPP
    • Bordetella (Optional)
    • Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • 14 to 16 weeks
      • Booster: DHPP 
      • Rabies
      • Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
      • Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • 6 to 18 months
      • Heartworm Test
      • Final Booster: DHPP (12 to 16 months)
      • Rabies (12 to 16 months)
      • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
      • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

    Neutering and microchipping help protect your dog from a number of health issues; therefore, they fall under the preventive health care umbrella. 

      • Spay (female): Spaying will prevent your female dog from mothering puppies and help to prevent certain cancers. It's also good for regulating heat cycles, which can attract roaming males to your property.
      • Neuter (male): Neutering can help keep your male dog from fathering unwanted puppies as well as protect your dog from a number of serious cancers. It also helps reduce the risk of roaming and aggression.
      • Microchipping: A microchip is a permanent form of identification that is about the size of a grain of rice. It's placed under your pet’s skin, and pets that are microchipped are known to have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they get lost.

Parasite Prevention

Parasites are a major health risk to both humans and animals in the Pleasant Hill region. Parasites, if left untreated, can endanger the life of your cat or dog and, in certain circumstances, can be spread to other humans or pets in your home. Our parasite prevention solutions can protect your dog or cat against the following common parasites:

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.

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. 

Roundworm

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

Hookworm

These parasites live in your pet's digestive tract, where they feed on the pet's blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia and other serious conditions.

Whipworm

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

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that feed and mammal blood. If untreated, fleas can spread through your household.

Ticks

These external parasites consume mammals' blood and are responsible for spreading serious conditions in people and pets. 

Ear Mites

Tiny, highly contagious ear mites reside in the ear canals of mammals, including dogs and cats. These parasites reproduce continuously throughout their lifespan. 

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Diablo View Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced veterinarians are passionate about the health of Pleasant Hill companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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