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Pet Vaccinations & Preventive Care

Help protect your cat or dog from a range of serious diseases and disorders with routine vaccinations and parasite prevention products from our veterinarians in Lethbridge.

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Promoting Long-Term Optimal Health For Cats & Dogs

Safeguarding your pet's health against preventable conditions is one of the easiest ways to help your furry friend enjoy a long and healthy life.

Regular vaccinations and parasite prevention products combine with annual wellness exams to form the cornerstone of your companion's lifelong good health.

Our team also offers spay and neuter surgeries and microchipping for cats and dogs. At Chinook Pet Clinic, all of your pet's preventive care needs can be taken care of.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Lethbridge

Cat & Dog Vaccination Schedule

Keeping your dog or cat's vaccinations current is essential when it comes to protecting them against a range of highly contagious, often serious, diseases.

Kittens and puppies should follow a set schedule of regularly scheduled vaccinations to help protect them from multiple serious diseases. Once they reach adulthood, cats and dogs should continue to have booster shots administered regularly.

Cat Vaccinations

  • Kittens - 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • Kittens - 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • Kittens - 14 to 16 weeks
    • Rabies
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2
  • Adult Cats

    Your cat should receive a complete series of booster shots one year after they complete their kitten vaccinations.

    After that, booster shots for core vaccines should be administered every 1 - 3 years. Your veterinarian will let you know when your adult cat should return for their next booster shot and can provide you with advice regarding any lifestyle vaccines that may be appropriate for your kitty.

    Approximate booster shot schedule for cats:

    • Rabies (Booster every 1 -3 years depending on the vaccine provided)
    • FVRCP Vaccine for Rhinotracheitis FHV-1, Calicivirus FCV, Panleukopenia FPL (Booster every 1 - 3 years)
    • Chlamydia C. felis (Booster annually or as determined by your veterinarian, based on your cat's risk factors)
    • Feline Leukemia 2 FeLV (Booster annually or as determined by your veterinarian, based on your cat's risk factors)
    • Bordetella (Booster annually or as determined by your veterinarian, based on your cat's risk factors)

Dog Vaccinations

  • Puppies - 6 to 8 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • Puppies - 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella (Optional)
    • Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • Puppies - 14 to 16 weeks
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Rabies
      • Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
      • Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • Puppies - 12 to 16 months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • Adult Dogs

    Help to safeguard your dog's health throughout their lifetime, with periodic booster shots. These regularly scheduled vaccinations 'boost' your dog's immunity against the various illnesses vaccinated against during their first year of life.

    Timing for booster shots varies between vaccines and between dogs (based on the dog's risk factors). Your veterinarian will provide you with information on appropriate lifestyle vaccines for your canine companion and when booster shots should be administered.

    Approximate booster shot schedule for dogs:

    • DHPP for Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus (Every 3 years)
    • Rabies (Every 1 - 3 years depending on the vaccine provided)
    • Bordetella (Optional vaccine can be provided every 6 - 12 months depending on risk factors)
    • Leptospirosis (Optional vaccine can be provided every 12 months depending on risk factors)
    • Lyme (Optional vaccine can be provided every 12 months depending on risk factors)
    • Influenza (Optional vaccine can be provided every 12 months depending on risk factors)

Parasite Prevention

Parasites pose a serious threat to the health and longevity of pets across the Lethbridge. In some cases, parasites can even be transmitted to other pets or people living in your household.

Our parasite prevention products can help protect your four-legged family member from a variety of common parasites, including fleas, ticks, ear mites, heartworms and more. 

Spaying & Neutering

Spaying or neutering your cat or dog prevents the birth of unwanted litters, protects them against various illnesses, and can help prevent undesirable behaviours such as territory marking, howling and animal aggression. 

These common procedures are day surgeries performed under general anesthesia at our Lethbridge animal clinic.

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Microchipping

We can place a tiny microchip under your dog or cat's skin as a permanent form of pet identification.

Pets that are microchipped have a better chance of being reunited with their owners in case they go missing.

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Welcoming New Patients in Lethbridge

We have served Lethbridge for more than 60 years, working tirelessly to deliver compassionate veterinary care to our community's beloved cats and dogs. We'd love to meet you and your furry friend!

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