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Our animal hospital in Sonora offers pet vaccinations and parasite prevention to help keep your cat or dog safe from a range of common diseases and disorders. 

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Protection & Prevention

At Mono Way Veterinary Hospital our vets focus on preventive care to help stop common disorders and diseases from occurring in the first place.

When you combine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention with routine wellness exams you are establishing the foundation of your furry companion's routine healthcare. 

Preventive care provides your pet with the best opportunity for lifelong optimal health. Our vets will work with you to develop a personalized preventive care plan that is customized to meet the unique needs of your dog or cat. 

Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services in Sonora

Pet Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

It's essential to keep your cat or dog's vaccinations up to date, to protect them from many contagious conditions that can often be very serious. It's also important to get your pet spayed or neutered because it doesn't just prevent the birth of unwanted litters; these common veterinary surgeries could also help protect your cat or dog from a handful of serious cancers. They might prevent the display of undesirable behaviors such as roaming, scooting, animal aggression, and howling.

Cat Vaccinations

Kittens require the following shots in their first year of life to help keep them safe from dangerous 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

    Below we haven't listed more kitten vaccinations but, spaying, neutering, and microchipping your cat could help protect them from various health issues, falling within the umbrella of preventive health care. 

    • Spay (females) - Spaying your female cat can help to prevent the birth of unwanted kittens, it also protects your kitty from serious illnesses, and could even help stop behaviors such as howling and scooting which accompanies heat cycles.
    • Neuter (males) - Neutering your male cat keeps your kitty from fathering unwanted kittens, guards them against various illnesses, and could help prevent cat aggression, roaming, howling, and territory marking (spraying). 
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent method of identification (approximately the size of a grain of rice) that is placed under your kitty’s skin. Cats that are microchipped have better odds of being reunited with their owners if they become lost.

Dog Vaccinations

Below is a list of shots your puppy will need in their first year to protect them from serious 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)

    Even though we haven't listed a range of puppy vaccination below, microchipping, spaying, and neutering your pet at our clinic in Sonora can help keep your dog safe from a range of health issues, therefore falling under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • Spay (female) - Dog spaying will keep your female dog from becoming the mother of puppies, protect them from certain cancers, and stop regular heat cycles which could attract roaming males to your front door.
    • Neuter (male) - Neutering your male dog can help prevent them from fathering unwanted puppies,  protect them from a number of severe cancers, and helps to reduce the risk of roaming and dog aggression.
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a form of identification that is permanent and about the size of a grain of rice. Your vet will place it under your pup's skin. Microchipped dogs have a better chance of being found by their owners if they get lost.
  • 12 to 16 Months
    • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Parasite Prevention

Parasites in the Sonora area are a serious threat to the health of both people and animals. If parasites go untreated they could threaten the life of your pet, and sometimes even the life of the other pets and humans in your home. At Mono Way Veterinary Hospital we offer parasite prevention products that can help keep your cat or dog safe from the parasites listed below:


Fleas are a type of external parasite that consumes the blood of mammals and birds. If you don't properly treat them, they can spread throughout your home quickly.


Ticks are external parasites that feed on the blood of mammals and are responsible for spreading a handful of severe diseases to pets and even to people. 

Ear Mites

Ear mites are tiny, highly contagious, and live in the ear canals of cats, dogs, and other mammals. These parasites continuously reproduce during their lifespan. 


A thread-like parasitic roundworm that is spread through infected mosquitos bites and lives in the blood vessels, lungs, and heart of the animals they infect.


These parasites reside in the digestive tract of dogs and cats where they consume the pet's blood. Hookworms can cause anemia and other potentially dangerous conditions.


Roundworms live in the intestine and feed on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite steals the vital nutrients your pet needs to stay healthy.


Tapeworms spread when your pet ingests an infected flea while grooming themselves. This hook-like parasitic worm lives and grows exponentially in your pet's intestines. 


Whipworms are spread through the ingestion of soil that has been contaminated with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms can seriously threaten the health of your dog.

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Mono Way Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! All of our knowledgeable vets are passionate about helping companion animals in Sonora feel happy and healthy. Contact us to schedule your pet's appointment.

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