Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Our veterinarians at Veterinary Wellness Clinic Of Columbia can help to protect your dog or cat from a wide variety of dangerous diseases and disorders with parasite prevention treatments and routine pet vaccinations.

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Protection & Prevention

We at Veterinary Wellness Clinic Of Columbia have a focus on preventative care in order to keep common disorders and disease 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. 

Preventative care gives your pet an opportunity at a long, healthy and happy life. Our team will work closely with you in order to create a custom preventative care plan for your dog or cat, targeted at their unique needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Maury County

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Up-to-date cat and dog vaccinations are critical to ensuring your furry friend is protected from a wide variety of contagious and serious diseases. Having your pet neutered or spayed will not only prevent the birth of unwanted litters. but will also protect your pet against some kinds of cancer, It may also reduce unwanted behaviors like howling, roaming, scooting and aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

Throughout their first year, kittens need the following shots in order to be protected from serious diseases and conditions.

  • 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 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 way of identifying  your pet which is about the size of a grain of rice. Pets that are microchipped have a much better chance of being reunited with their owners if lost.

Dog Vaccinations

Throughout their first year of life, puppies require these shots in order to protect them from a variety of conditions and 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 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) - Neutering your male dog can help to prevent your pup from fathering unwanted puppies. It can also help to protect your dog from some forms of cancer as well as help to reduce the risk of your pet roaming and being aggressive.
    • 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)
  • Dog Vaccination Packages

    While you can individually select the vaccinations you would like to have your dog receive, Veterinary Wellness Clinic Of Columbia offers other options for our clients.

    Our vets offer vaccination packages to dog owners to help manage your dog's routine vaccinations and save money.

    • 1 Year Rabies Package: Physical Exam, 1 year Rabies, Distemper and Parvo Vaccinations, a fecal exam, a blood panel and a Heartworm test
    • 3 Year Rabies Package: Physical Exam, 3 year Rabies, Distemper and Parvo vaccinations, a fecal exam, a blood panel and a Heartworm test
    • Vaccine Packages with ProHeart Injection: A physical exam, 1 year rabies, distemper and parvo vaccinations, a blood panel, a heartworm test, a fecal exam and a 6 month ProHeart Injection

Parasite Prevention

Parasites pose a serious health threat to people and animals in the Maury County area. Left untreated, parasites can threaten the life of your cat or dog, and in some cases can even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. Our parasite prevention products can help 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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