Routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention are available from our Rochester doctors to help protect your cat or dog from a variety of severe illnesses and ailments.

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Pet Vaccinations: Protection & Prevention

Stoney Pointe Pet Hospital places an emphasis on early detection and treatment to thwart the onset of common illnesses and disorders.

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

Preventive treatment ensures your pet has a long and healthy life. Our staff will work with you to develop a preventative care plan for your cat or dog, specific to their needs.

Dog and cat vaccinations in Rochester

Cat & Dog Vaccinations & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Current dog and cat vaccines protect your pet from a variety of infectious, sometimes fatal, illnesses. Spaying or neutering your pet not only avoids an unwanted litter, but these routine veterinary procedures may also help protect your pet from severe types of cancer. They also have the potential to inhibit undesirable behaviors like wailing, scooting, wandering, and aggressiveness.

Cat Vaccinations

Kittens must receive the following vaccinations during their first year of life to be protected from life-threatening diseases.

  • 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 cat vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping all help protect your cat from a variety of health problems and thus fall under the category of preventive health care.

    • Spay (females) - Spaying your female cat prevents unwanted litters, protects from serious illnesses, and may help prevent heat-related behaviors such as howling and scooting.
    • Neuter (males) - Neutering your male cat prevents him from having unwanted kittens, protects him from various illnesses, and can help him avoid territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling, and cat aggression. 
    • Microchipping - A microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice and is placed under your pet's skin, is a permanent form of identification. Microchipped pets have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they become separated.

Dog Vaccinations

Puppies require these shots to stay healthy during their first year of life.

  • 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)

    While the following are not dog vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and microchipping all help protect your dog from a variety of health problems and thus fall under the category of preventive health care.

    • Spay (female) - Spaying your female dog will prevent her from giving birth, but it may also help prevent certain cancers and regular heat cycles, which may attract roaming males to your property.
    • Neuter (male) - Neutering your male dog prevents him from having unwanted puppies, protects him from various illnesses, and can help him avoid territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling, and dog aggression. 
    • Microchipping -A microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice and is placed under your pet's skin, is a permanent form of identification. Microchipped pets have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they become separated.
  • 12 to 16 months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention

People and animals in the Rochester area are at risk of contracting parasites. If left untreated, parasites can put your cat or dog's life in danger, and in some cases, they can even spread to other people or pets in your home. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from a variety of parasites, including:

Fleas

Fleas are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. Fleas can quickly spread throughout your home if left untreated.

Ticks

Ticks are external parasites that feed on mammalian blood and spread a variety of dangerous diseases to humans and pets.

Ear Mites

Ear mites are microscopic and highly contagious parasites that live in the ear canals of dogs, cats, and other mammals. Throughout their lifespan, these parasites reproduce continuously.

Heartworm

This thread-like parasitic roundworm lives in the hearts, lungs, and blood vessels of infected animals.

Hookworm

These parasites feed on the blood of cats and dogs and live in their digestive tracts. Hookworms can cause anemia and other serious health problems.

Roundworm

This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested feces. This parasite can deplete your pet's vital nutrients, causing them to become ill.

Tapeworm

Infected fleas eaten during grooming spreads tapeworms. Tapeworms are microscopic worms that live and grow in the intestines of animals, usually dogs and cats.

Whipworm

Whipworms are spread via the ingestion of soil that has come into contact with the feces of an infected dog. Whipworms are a significant health hazard for dogs.

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