Vaccines

At our veterinary hospital, our team of veterinary professionals is able to help protect your cat or dog in the Gibsons area from a wide range of disorders and diseases using routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention products.

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Protection & Prevention

At The Landing Veterinary Clinic we use preventative care to help stop common and serious disorders and diseases from arising in your pet in the first place.

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

Preventative care provides your pet with their best chance at a long, healthy and happy life. Our veterinary team will work with you in order to create a custom treatment plan for your dog or cat which is targeted at their specific needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Gibsons

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Keeping your dog or cat's vaccinations up-to-date is essential when it comes to protecting your pet companion from a variety of serious and contagious diseases. Having your pet neutered or spayed will not only prevent the birth of unwanted litters but will help to protect your four-legged family member from some very serious kinds of cancer. They may also prevent unwanted behaviours like scooting, roams, howling and aggression against other animals. 

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year of life, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases. 

  • 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 14 to 16 weeks
    • Rabies
    • 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 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 behaviours 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, puppies need these shots to protect them from dangerous diseases. 

  • 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.
  • 5 to 6 months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Control

Parasites can be a risk to your pet depending on their lifestyle and where you travel. While fleas and ticks are more common in our area, your pet can still be at risk of contracting other parasites, such as heartworm, if you are travelling to an area where it is prevalent. Prevention is always key! At The Landing Veterinary Clinic, we’ll help ensure your pet is protected from parasites based on their specific lifestyle.

Here are a few of the parasites that our vets commonly treat in Gibsons pets:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that feeds in mammal and bird blood. If 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. 

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. 

Hookworm

These parasites thrive in the digestive tract of your dogs and cats, where they feed on your pet's blood. Hookworms can cause anemia as well as other 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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