There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets and other animals. This makes proper vaccination vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses they may encounter. It’s important to consult with us about the environmental risks unique to living in our region. Standard vaccination protocols change over time. At Hazel Ridge our doctors usually go with the recommendations made by the UC Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital. For dogs the core vaccinations include Rabies, Distemper/Hepatitis/Parvo,and Leptosporosis. In addition, we have elective vaccines such as Bordetella, Canine Influenza, and Rattlesnake vaccine based on the pet’s lifestyle. For cats the core vaccinations include Rabies and FVRCP. For outdoor cats we also have Feline Leukemia vaccine. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information vaccine schedules for puppies, kittens, and adult pets.
Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back is a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to identify your pet, protecting them from being another “stray” and helping to reunite them with their family should they ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a quick and painless procedure, and is completely safe. This microchip is registered with your pet’s vital information, and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your pet directly to you. It is important to keep your information current with the microchip company after you register them so your pet can always find their way back home.