Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Vaccinations and parasite prevention are essential components to healthcare for cats and dogs. Let our veterinarians in San Jose help you protect your pet. 

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Protection & Prevention

At Burbank Pet Hospital, we steadfastly advocate for preventive care as an effective way to keep common diseases and disorders from causing health issues in the first place. 

Combined with proper nutrition and routine exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of routine healthcare for your animal. 

Preventive care offers your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team is committed to working with you to create a custom preventive care plan for your cat or dog, tailored to their specific needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, San Jose

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

When it comes to protecting your furry companion from a range of contagious diseases that can often turn serious, current dog and cat vaccinations are essential. Having your pet neutered or spayed not only prevents them from giving birth to unwanted litters; these common veterinary surgeries can also help protect your pet against some serious forms of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors such as roaming, animal aggression, scooting and howling.

Cat Vaccinations

Kittens need these shots in their first year of life to protect them from serious diseases.

  •  8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 16 Weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2
    • Rabies
  • 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 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. 

  • 8 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • 12 Weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella (Optional)
    • Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • 16 Weeks
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Rabies
      • Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
      • Booster: Leptospirosis #1
      • Booster: Lyme #1
  • 20 Weeks
        • Booster: Leptospirosis #2
        • Booster: Lyme #2

    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 threaten the health of both people and animals in San Jose. Left untreated, parasites can turn life-threatening for your cat or dog, and may even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from these common parasites:

Fleas

Fleas consume the blood of mammals and birds. Left untreated, these external parasites can quickly spread through your household. 

Ticks

These external parasites are responsible for spreading numerous serious conditions in people and pets. They also consume mammals' blood. 

Ear Mites

Though ear mites are tiny, they are highly contagious. These parasites live in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals.  

Heartworm

This thread-like parasitic roundworm spreads through mosquito bites and lives in the heart, blood vessels and lungs of infected animals. 

Hookworm

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

Roundworm

This parasitic worm feeds on partially digested food and lives in your pet's intestine, robbing your pet of vital nutrients needed to remain 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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