Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Cats and dogs in Clackamas are vulnerable to a wide range of serious diseases and disorders. Protect them with routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention from our vets. 

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Protect Your Pet

Preventive care is an essential cornerstone to your pet's overall health. At Clackamas Pet Clinic, we focus on this element of care to keep common disorders and diseases from developing in the first place. 

Combined with regularly scheduled routine exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine health care. 

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, tailored to their unique needs and circumstances. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Clackamas

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

When it comes to protecting your furry friend from a range of contagious, often serious diseases, current dog and cat vaccinations are critical. Having your pet spayed or neutered not only prevents the birth of unwanted litters; these common veterinary procedures can also help to protect your pet against some serious forms of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as animal aggression, roaming, howling and scooting.

Cat Vaccinations

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

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 16 Weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Rabies
    • 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 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)
  • 10 to 12 Weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella
    • Leptospirosis
  • 16 Weeks
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Rabies
      • Booster: Bordetella
      • Booster: Leptospirosis

    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)

Parasite Prevention

Parasites can threaten the health of both people and animals in the Clackamas area. Untreated parasites can even become life-threatening for your cat or dog, and in some cases may be even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from the following common parasites:

Fleas

Fleas can quickly spread through your household. These external parasites consume the blood of birds and mammals. 

Ticks

Ticks feed on mammals' blood and are responsible for spreading numerous serious conditions in people and pets. They are quite common.

Ear Mites

Ear mites may be tiny but they are highly contagious. These parasites live in the ear canals of cats, dogs and other mammals while reproducing. 

Heartworm

This thread-like parasitic roundworm spreads through mosquito bites and lives in the lungs, blood vessels and heart of infected animals. 

Hookworm

Hookworms reside in the digestive tract of dogs and cats, where they feed on an animal's blood. This parasite can lead to many conditions. 

Roundworm

This parasitic worm feeds on partially digested intestinal contents and lurks in the intestine. It can rob your pet of vital nutrients. 

Tapeworm

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

Whipworm

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

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