Our staff is available to perform these services daily from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call ahead to confirm the availability of our Veterinarian.
DA2P-P: This vaccine protects against canine distemper, canine infectious hepatitis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza. Parainfluenza is one of the pathogens involved in the canine infectious respiratory disease complex. Parvovirus is a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus that typically causes bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Distemper and parvovirus vaccines are very effective in preventing disease. Vaccination lasts for 3 years after the initial series and booster 1 year later.
Kennel Cough: “Kennel cough” is a catchall term for a group of symptoms caused by a variety of viruses and bacteria. The most common symptoms are a dry hacking cough and runny eyes and nose which can sometimes turn into pneumonia. Vaccination before exposure can decrease the incidence of illness but does not guarantee that an animal will not become infected. Animals recovering from kennel cough can be contagious to other dogs for several weeks after the symptoms start to resolve. Vaccination lasts for 1 year (after the initial series).
Rabies: All dogs over four months of age residing in Monterey County are required to have a current rabies vaccination for their own protection as well as protection for our community. Dogs with current rabies vaccinations are eligible for a dog license, the purchase of which is required by law in all jurisdictions in Monterey County. Vaccination lasts for 3 years (after the initial series and booster 1 year later).
Canine Influenza: This is a new virus infecting dogs for which the general population has no natural immunity. As such, all dogs are at risk of infection. While this vaccine does not prevent infection, it has been shown to decrease the severity of the disease as well as decrease the time the animal is shedding (and, therefore, infectious to other dogs). Vaccination lasts 1 year after the initial series and booster 1 year later.
FVRCP: This vaccine protects against the most common causes of feline upper respiratory disease as well as the feline parvovirus. While it is very effective in preventing panleukopenia, like the kennel cough vaccine in dogs it is less effective at preventing upper respiratory disease but can result in less severe symptoms should an animal become infected. Vaccination lasts 3 years after the initial series and booster 1 year later.
Feline Leukemia: This is a virus in cats that was first associated with leukemia in cats but now is more importantly clinically as a cause of immunosuppression in cats. Cats with FeLV are prone to recurrent infections. Vaccination lasts 1-2 years (depending on the vaccine used) after the initial series and booster 1 year later.
The SPCA for Monterey County Veterinary Clinic offers affordable nail trimming for dogs and cats. The cost is just $12.
Our staff is available to perform these services daily from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Microchips are small transponders about the size of a grain of rice. They are injected under the skin between the shoulder blades and are a permanent form of identification for your pet that can provide a free ticket home in the event your pet is lost or stolen. The SPCA is offering donor-subsidized microchips to our community in an effort to reduce the number of lost pets coming in to shelters. The $25 fee includes a lifetime registration for your pet. Please bring additional names, phone numbers, etc. as alternative contacts for your lost pet, in the event you are not available when your pet is found.
What is a Microchip?
Q.What is a microchip?
Q.Why should I microchip my pet?
Q.How is a microchip implanted?
Q.How does a microchip work?
Q.Can you track my animal's whereabouts with a microchip?
Q.How long do microchips last?
Q.How do I update my information?
Q.I heard that microchips might give cats and dogs cancer. Is this true?
The SPCA for Monterey County understands these concerns however there is no evidence to suggest that dogs, cats, rabbits or other domestic animals implanted with a microchip are at an increased risk of developing a tumor. According to Dr. Linda Lord at Ohio State University, “the mice used in the studies...were genetically predisposed to cancer and do not represent the genetic diversity we see in our dogs and cats.” In addition, for the past 10 years the British Small Animal Veterinary Association has been collecting data to report any adverse effects related to implanted microchips. During this time, only two tumors were reported among the six million dogs in the registry.
Thousands of lost or stolen pets are reunited with their families every year because of implanted microchips. The SPCA for Monterey County strongly advocates the vital importance of microchips in saving the lives of our companion animals.