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Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

At Lincoln Road Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians can help you protect your pet from a wide range of serious diseases and disorders with routine cat and dog vaccinations and parasite prevention.

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Protection & Prevention

At Lincoln Road Veterinary Clinic, we focus on preventive care to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place.

When combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare. 

Preventive care gives your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our compassionate and experienced vet team will ensure you're part of your pet's preventive care plan process from the start, and that preventive care planning is tailored to their unique needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Grants Pass

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; these common veterinary surgeries can also help to protect your pet against some serious forms 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 are not kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help reduce the likelihood of several preventive conditions, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • Spay (females) - Having your female cat spayed prevents the birth of unwanted litters of kittens, can protect your cat against certain diseases and can help to deter behaviors such as howling and scooting that accompany heat cycles.
    • Neuter (males) - Neutering your male cat stops him from fathering unwanted kittens, protects your cat against various illnesses, and can help to prevent territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling, and cat aggression. 
    • Microchipping - This procedure increases the likelihood of your pet being reunited with you if they should be lost. It is a permanent form of identification that is about the size of a grain of rice and placed under your pet’s skin. 

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)

    The following are not puppy vaccinations, but spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your dog from several health issues. They are, therefore, part of your pet's overall preventive care plan.  

    • Spay (female) - Dog spaying will prevent your female dog from having unwanted puppies, in addition to potentially helping to prevent certain cancers and regular heat cycles which can attract roaming males to your property.
    • Neuter (male) - Having your male dog neutered can help to prevent him from fathering unwanted puppies, as well as protect him from several serious cancers, and help to reduce the risk of roaming and aggressive behavior.
    • Microchipping - A permanent form of identification that is about the size of a grain of rice, placed under your pet’s skin. Pets with microchips 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)

Microchipping Your Pet Keeps Them Safe

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 microchipped vastly improves the chances of them being safely reunited with their loving humans in the case that they are lost or wander off accidentally. Contact us today for more information about the benefits of having your pet microchipped!

Parasite Prevention

Parasites can be a potential health threat to pets and people alike in the Grants Pass area. If not addressed, parasites can be annoying, dangerous, or at worst deadly to our beloved pets. In some cases, parasites can 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 are common external parasites that drink the blood of birds and mammals. Left untreated, fleas can quickly spread throughout your household.

Ticks

These external parasites survive on mammal blood and are responsible for the spread of several serious conditions in people and pets alike. 

Ear Mites

Tiny, extremely contagious ear mites reside in the ear canals of dogs, cats, and other mammals. They reproduce continuously throughout their lifespan. 

Heartworm

Heartworms are parasites that live in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of infected animals. This thread-like parasitic roundworm is spread through mosquito bites.

Hookworm

These parasites thrive in the digestive tract of cats and dogs, living off of the pet's blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia and other serious conditions.

Roundworm

This parasite can cause problems for your pet by robbing them of vital nutrients. Roundworms live in the intestine and feed on partially digested intestinal contents. 

Tapeworm

Tapeworms are hook-like parasitic worms that live and grow in your pet's intestines. They're spread through the ingestion of infected fleas during grooming. 

Whipworm

Whipworms pose a serious health risk to dogs and are spread when they ingest soil that's been in contact with an infected dog's feces.

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