Our veterinarians in Monroe are able to help keep your dog or cat safe from a variety of serious diseases and disorders with regular pet vaccinations and routine parasite prevention.

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Protection & Prevention

At Monroe Veterinary Clinic, our veterinary team focuses on preventive care to help protect your pet from developing common diseases and disorders in the first place.

Combination with routine wellness exams, pet vaccinations, and parasite prevention establishes the foundation of your cat or dog's regular healthcare. 

Preventive care provides your pet with their best chance at a long and healthy life. Our veterinarians will work with you to develop a preventive care plan that's customized to meet the unique needs of your dog or cat.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Monroe

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

It's very important to keep your cat or dog's vaccinations current and up to date because it protects them from a variety of contagious, often dangerous, diseases. Also, getting your pet spayed or neutered doesn't just prevent the birth of unwanted kittens or puppies; these common veterinary surgeries can also protect your furry friend from some serious types of cancer. They can also help prevent unwanted behaviors such as howling, scooting, roaming, and animal aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

In your kitten's first year they need the following shots to keep them safe from dangerous 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 below isn't a list of kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping can help protect your kitty from various health issues, and therefore falls under the umbrella of preventive health care. 

    • 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

Before their first birthday, your puppy needs the following shots to protect them from serious 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)

    Even though the following isn't a list of vaccinations for puppies spaying, neutering, and microchipping your pup can help protect them from a range of health conditions, falling under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • Spay (female) - Dog spaying prevents your female dog from mothering puppies, and can also help prevent certain cancers and regular heat cycles that could attract roaming males to your property.
    • Neuter (male) - Neutering your dog can help keep them from fathering puppies, protect them from a handful of serious cancers, and help lower the risk of dog aggression and roaming.
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent identification method that's about the size of a rice grain and is applied under the skin of your pet. Dogs that have a microchip have a higher chance of being reunited with their owners if they get lost.
  • 12 to 16 months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention

Parasites are a serious threat to the health of both pets and people in the Monroe area. If they are left untreated, parasites can threaten the life of your cat or dog, and can sometimes even be transmitted to other pets and people living in your home. The parasite prevention products we offer for cats and dogs at Monroe Veterinary Clinic can help keep your pets safe from these common parasites:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. If they go untreated, fleas can spread throughout your home.

Ticks

These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of various dangerous conditions in pets and people. 

Ear Mites

Tiny, highly contagious ear mites live in the ear canals of cats, dogs, and other mammals. These parasites continuously reproduce during their lifespan. 

Heartworm

This thread-like parasitic roundworm spreads through mosquito bites and resides in an infected animal's heart, lungs, and blood vessels.

Hookworm

These parasites live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs, where they consume the pet's blood. Hookworms can cause anemia as well as other serious conditions.

Roundworm

This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feats partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite can steal vital nutrients that your pet needs to stay healthy. 

Tapeworm

Tapeworms spread when an infected flea is ingested during grooming. These hook-like parasitic worms live and grow in your pet's intestines. 

Whipworm

Whipworms are transmitted when the soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces is ingested. Whipworms are a serious health risk to dogs.

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