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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

With routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention, our Stockton veterinarians can help you protect your beloved pet from a wide range of serious diseases and disorders.

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Protection & Prevention

At Fremont Veterinary Clinic, we focus on preventive care to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place.

When combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention make up the basis of your pet's routine healthcare. 

Preventive care gives your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team will work with you to create a custom preventive care plan tailored to the unique needs of your furry family member. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Stockton

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Current dog and cat vaccinations are essential when it comes to protecting your furry friend from a range of contagious, often serious, diseases. Spaying or neutering your pet not only prevents unwanted litters, but these common veterinary procedures can also help to protect your pet from some serious cancers. Unwanted behaviors, such as howling, scooting, roaming and animal aggression, may also be prevented.

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 are not kitten vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping do help protect cats from many health issues: 

    • Spay (females): Spaying your female cat prevents the birth of unwanted kittens, protects your cat against serious illnesses and can help to prevent behaviors like howling and scooting, which often accompany heat cycles.
    • Neuter (males): Neutering your male cat prevents your pet from fathering unwanted kittens, protects against various illnesses and can help to prevent territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling and aggression. 
    • Microchipping: A microchip is a permanent form of identification that is about the size of a grain of rice. It is 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
    • Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus (DHPP)
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: DHPP
    • Bordetella (Optional)
    • Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • 14 to 16 weeks
      • Booster: DHPP
      • Rabies
      • Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
      • Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

    Although the following are not vaccinations, spaying, neutering and microchipping help protect your dog; therefore, they fall under the umbrella of preventive healthcare:

    • Spay (female): Preventing your female dog from mothering puppies is the main reason people opt for spaying. However, spaying 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 and can protect your dog from a number of serious cancers. It also and helps reduce roaming and aggression.
    • Microchipping: About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip is a permanent form of identification that is placed under your pet’s skin. Microchipped pets have a better chance of being reunited with their owners in the event they are ever lost.
  • 12 to 16 months
    • Final Booster: DHPP
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention

Parasites pose a serious health threat to people and animals in the Stockton area. If left untreated in your pets, parasites can threaten the life of your cat or dog and, in some cases, can even be transmitted to other mammals in your household — including humans. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from the common parasites, including:


External parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals., if left untreated, fleas can quickly spread through your household.


Another external parasite, ticks consume mammal blood can spread a number of serious conditions in people and pets. 

Ear Mites

Tiny and highly contagious, ear mites live in a mammal's ear canals and reproduce continuously throughout their lifespan. 


A thread-like parasite, heartworms spread through mosquito bites and live in the heart, lungs and blood vessels.


Living in the digestive tract of cats and dogs, these parasites feed on blood and can lead to anemia and other serious conditions.


Another parasitic worm, roundworms live in the intestine and can rob your pet of vital nutrients necessary to stay healthy.


Tapeworms are transmitted by ingesting infected fleas while grooming. These parasitic worms live and grow in your pet's intestines.


Whipworms are spread by ingesting soil that has come into contact with the feces of an infected dog. Whipworms are dangerous to dogs' health.

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