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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

The veterinary team at our Goleta hospital can help you to protect your dog or cat from a wide variety of serious diseases and disorders using routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention treatments.

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Protection & Prevention

At Goleta Airport Pet Hospital, our focus on preventive care helps to keep common disorders and conditions and from growing into more serious issues, and can even prevent them from developing in the first place. 

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

Preventive care can give your pet their best chance at a long, healthy and happy life. Our team will work closely with you in order to create a customized preventive care plan for your dog or cat, tailored to their unique needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Goleta

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Current vaccinations for your dog or cat are critical when it comes to protecting them from a wide variety of serious and contagious diseases. 

Likewise, having your pet neutered or spayed can help to prevent your companion from developing a range of different diseases—like cancer—on top of preventing unwanted litters. These procedures can also help to curb undesirable behaviors in your pet, such as roaming, howling, scooting and 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, 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 procedures aren't vaccinations, microchipping, spaying, or neutering your cat can help to protect them from a number of different health issues, falling comfortably within the umbrella of preventive 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

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)

    Although the following are not puppy vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect dogs from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • Spay (female) - Spaying your dog can help to prevent your female pet from mothering unwanted puppies, but can also help to prevent routine heat cycles that may otherwise attract roaming males to your home. 
    • 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 pose a serious risk to your pet's health and well-being in the Goleta area. If left untreated for long, parasites can even threaten the life of your dog or cat. In some instances, they may also be transmissible to other pets and people who live alongside your furry friend.

The parasite prevention products and treatments that we offer at Goleta Airport Pet Hospital can help to protect your dog or cat from the following common parasites. 

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that feed 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. 

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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At Goleta Airport Pet Hospital, we are always accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health and well-being of all Goleta pet companions. Contact us to book your pet's first appointment today!

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