The veterinarians at our Grenada hospital can help to protect your dog or cat from a wide variety of serious diseases and disorders using routine pet vaccinations and parasite protection treatments. 

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Protection & Prevention

Veterinary Associates has a sharp focus on prevention and preventive care as the best method of keeping common disorders, diseases, and conditions from ever having the chance to develop in the first place. 

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

Preventive services give your pet their best chance at a long, healthy and happy life. Our veterinary team will work together and with you to craft a customized preventive care plan for your dog or cat that is tailored to their unique needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Grenada

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Up-to-date dog and cat vaccinations are critical when it comes to protecting your four-legged friend from a range of contagious and often serious diseases. Likewise, having your pet neutered or spayed will not only prevent the birth of unwanted litters of kittens or puppies, these veterinary surgeries can also help to protect your companion against some forms of cancer. They may prevent unwanted behaviors like howling, scooting, and aggression too.

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year of life, kittens need the following shots to protect them from serious diseases. 

  • 9 weeks
    • Feline Leukemia
    • Rhinotracheitis
    • Calci
    • Panleukopenia
    • ChlamydiaPsittaci
  • 12 weeks
    • Feline Leukemia
    • Rhinotracheitis
    • Calci
    • Panleukopenia
    • ChlamydiaPsittaci
    • Rabies
  • Reproductive Surgery & Microchipping

    We recommend that all cats have vaccinations updated yearly from the date of the final kitten vaccination. Although the following procedures aren't vaccinations for your kitten, spaying, neutering and microchipping all help to protect your cat from health issues and threats to their well-being. Because of this, they comfortably fit under the preventive care umbrella.

    • Spay (female) - Cat spaying will prevent your female cat from mothering kittens, but it can also help to prevent certain cancers and regular heat cycles, which can attract roaming males to your property. Cats must be at least 6 months old to be spayed.
    • Neuter (male) - Cat neutering can help to prevent your male cat from fathering unwanted puppies, as well as protect your cat from a number of serious cancers, and help to reduce the risk of roaming and aggression. Cats must be at least 6 months old to be neutered.
    • 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.

    We recommend that all cats have vaccinations updated yearly from the date of the final kitten vaccination.

Dog Vaccinations

In their first year, puppies need these shots to protect them from dangerous diseases. 

      • 6 weeks
        •  Distemper
        • Adenovirus Type 2
        • Parainfluenza
        • Parvovirus
        • Coronavirus
      • 9 weeks
        • Distemper
        • Adenovirus Type 2
        • Parainfluenza
        • Parvovirus 
        • Coronavirus
      • 12 weeks
        • Distemper
        • Adenovirus Type 2
        • Parainfluenza
        • Parvovirus
        • Coronavirus
        • Bordetella
        • Leptospirosis
      • 15 weeks
        • Distemper,
        • Adenovirus Type 2
        • Parainfluenza
        • Parvovirus
        • Coronavirus
        • Leptospirosis
        • Rabies
      • Reproductive Surgery & Microchipping

        We recommend that all cats have vaccinations updated yearly from the date of the final kitten vaccination. Although the following procedures aren't vaccinations for your kitten, spaying, neutering and microchipping all help to protect your cat from health issues and threats to their well-being. Because of this, they comfortably fit under the preventive care umbrella.

        • Spay (female) - Cat spaying will prevent your female cat from mothering kittens, but it can also help to prevent certain cancers and regular heat cycles, which can attract roaming males to your property. Cats must be at least 6 months old to be spayed.
        • Neuter (male) - Cat neutering can help to prevent your male cat from fathering unwanted puppies, as well as protect your cat from a number of serious cancers, and help to reduce the risk of roaming and aggression. Cats must be at least 6 months old to be neutered.
        • 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.

        We recommend that all cats have vaccinations updated yearly from the date of the final kitten vaccination.

Parasite Prevention

Parasites pose a very serious threat to the health of both people and pets in the Grenada area. If not promptly treated, these parasites can even threaten the life of your dog or cat. In some cases, these pests may even be transmitted to people that share a household with an animal. The parasite prevention products and treatments offered by our vets can help to protect your pet from the following 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 parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a many serious conditions in people and pets. 

Ear Mites

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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