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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our Medford vets prioritize your cat or dog's health with vaccinations and other preventive services with the ultimate goal of keeping your pet safe from serious diseases and disorders.

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Protection & Prevention

At Siskiyou Veterinary Hospital, we have a strong focus on preventive care so that common diseases and disorders can't take hold of your pet.

Combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations, and parasite prevention provide the foundation for your furry companion's routine healthcare. 

When you give your pet preventive care, you are offering them the best chance at a long and healthy life. Our team creates a personalized care plan for every patient we see because every pet has different needs.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Medford

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Up-to-date dog and cat vaccinations are essential for keeping your pet guarded against many common and often serious diseases. Spaying and neutering your pet will not only prevent unwanted puppies and kittens from entering shelters, these common surgeries can protect against serious forms of cancer. They can also help curb undesirable behavior like howling, roaming, scooting and aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year of life, giving the following kitten shots will help protect them from serious diseases.

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 14 to 16 Weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2
  • 5 to 6 months

    While the following are not kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your cat from many 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

In their first year, giving the following puppy shots will help 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)

    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 present a serious health risk to pets and owners in Medford. If they go unnoticed, they can threaten the life of your cat or dog and in some cases be given to other people and pets in the same household. Our range of parasite prevention products can help keep your pet protected from the following common parasites:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that live by feeding on the blood of birds and mammals. Left untreated, fleas can quickly spread throughout your household.

Ticks

These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a number of serious conditions in people and pets like Lyme disease.

Ear Mites

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

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.

Hookworm

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

Roundworm

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

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. 

Whipworm

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

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Taking Care Of Cats & Dogs in Medford and the Surrounding Area

Siskiyou Veterinary Hospital's knowledgeable and dedicated vets are passionate about the health of Medford companion animals. 

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