Services for Cats
FVRCP vaccine (Feline viral rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, Panleukopenia virus)
Feline viral rhinotracheitis and the calici virus are the leading causes of upper respiratory infections in cats. Sneezing, nasal discharge, runny eyes, and fever are some of the more common symptoms. Most cats continue to spread the virus even after recovery of symptoms.
Panleukopenia is also known as feline distemper or feline parvovirus and is deadly. Symptoms of the virus may involve extreme listlessness and loss of appetite, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Some cats will not show any symptoms prior to death. This virus is passed through the feces and can remain in the environment for years. This vaccination should be started at 8 weeks of age and boostered every 3-4 weeks until the cat is 16 weeks old to ensure full protection. It should be boostered annually. If an adult cat has never received this vaccine, or vaccination history is unknown, a booster should be administered 3-4 weeks after the first vaccination is given. This is considered a core vaccine and is recommended for all cats.
Feline Leukemia Vaccine.
The Feline Leukemia virus (FeLV) is passed through saliva and nasal secretions. It may even be spread when cats share bowls or a litter box. There is no cure for this virus, and it can result in fatalities if there are secondary complications. Cats should be tested prior to vaccinating. This vaccination should be started at 10 weeks of age and boostered in 3-4 weeks and then annually. Cats that go outdoors or that live in a household with a FeLV positive cat, or untested cats, would benefit from this vaccine.
FeLV/FIV Combo Test.
The test will screen for the presence of the feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). If your cat should test positive, he/she should be retested in 2 months to confirm the results. In addition, cats that have been given the FIV vaccine may yield a false positive result. This test is recommended by UCAN for any new cat entering a household and for all outdoor cats that may come in contact with other cats. It is required prior to giving a FeLV vaccine. We do not offer the FIV vaccine.
This medication treats and prevents fleas, ear mites, heartworms, roundworms and hookworms. It is applied topically and should be repeated every thirty days in cats 8 weeks of age and older.
This medication treats and prevents fleas, ticks, and some species of lice. It is applied topically and should be repeated every thirty days. UCAN recommends the use of flea prevention for all cats.
Dewormer (Roundworms and hookworms)
Pyrantel (Strongid) is an oral paste that is given for the treatment of roundworms and hookworms and should be re-administered 10 days after the initial dose. A microscopic fecal examination can rule out or confirm an infection with these internal parasites, as worms are not always visible in the feces. These parasites can be transmitted from one animal to the next. These parasites are considered ZOONOTIC as they can infect people.
Services for Dogs
DA2PP 1 YR- Canine Distemper/ Parvo vaccine protects against Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus.
Symptoms of Distemper can include mild respiratory problems, such as runny eyes and nose, severe diarrhea, vomiting, and even seizures. Distemper can be passed between animals by air or contaminated objects.
Adenovirus type 2 usually causes respiratory symptoms and is contagious much like a cold. It can cause a cough that can sometimes lead to pneumonia.
Parainfluenza symptoms are much like a cold and include coughing, sneezing, fever and ocular and nasal discharge. This virus is not the same thing as canine influenza.
Canine parvovirus causes severe vomiting and diarrhea as well as lethargy and high fever. There is a high rate of death associated with this virus. The feces in many dogs will be loose or watery with slight amounts to large quantities of blood. This virus is easily spread through feces and it can live in the environment for years.
This combination vaccine should be started in puppies 8 weeks of age and boostered every 3-4 weeks until the puppy is 16 weeks old. This vaccine should be re-administered annually. Adult dogs that have never received this vaccination, or the vaccine history is unknown, should receive a booster 3-4 weeks after the first vaccination is given. This is considered a core vaccine and is recommended by UCAN for all dogs.
Also known as “kennel cough,” the Bordetella bacteria causes inflammation of the trachea and results in severe coughing and gagging. Dogs that will be in contact with other dogs, such as in boarding or grooming situations, training classes, or even dog parks, may benefit from vaccination. This vaccine can be given in puppies 8 weeks of age and older and it should be boostered every 6 months to one year depending on the dog’s situation. This is a non-core vaccine, but is recommended by UCAN for at risk dogs.
Disease caused by infection with leptospira bacteria. Signs of Leptospirosis in dogs vary, including fever, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite or lethargy, and some infected dogs may not show any signs of illness. These bacteria spread through infected urine, urine-contaminated soil and water and ingestion of infected tissue/carcasses and can be spread from animals to people. Vaccine can be given at 12 weeks of age and must be boostered once in 3-4 weeks, then yearly thereafter. This is a non-core vaccine, but is recommended by UCAN for at-risk dogs (pets exposed to wildlife).
Disease caused by infection with leptospira bacteria. Signs of Leptospirosis in dogs vary, including fever, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite or lethargy, and some infected dogs may not show any signs of illness. These bacteria spread through infected urine, urine-contaminated soil and water and ingestion of infected tissue/carcasses and can be spread from animals to people. Vaccine can be given at 12 weeks of age and must be boostered once in 3-4 weeks, then yearly thereafter. This is a non-core vaccine, but it is recommended by UCAN for at-risk dogs (pets exposed to wildlife).
Heartworm Testing/Prevention for Dogs
Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes and live in and affect the heart. Puppies that are started on prevention before they are 6 months of age are not required to be tested first. It takes 6 months for the immature heartworm to reach its adult stages, and therefore you may get a false negative test if performed earlier. The test only takes 10 minutes and should be performed annually even if your dog is kept on prevention. Heartworm prevention is affordable and easy to give. Prevention consists of giving your pet a pill monthly and many products protect against other parasites as well. UCAN recommends testing all adult dogs for heartworm disease prior to surgery. UCAN recommends heartworm prevention for all dogs.
This medication treats and prevents fleas, ticks, and some species of lice. It is applied topically and should be repeated every thirty days. UCAN recommends the use of flea prevention for all dogs 8 weeks of age and older.
Dewormer (Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms)
Panacur (Fenbendazole) is a broad-spectrum dewormer used to eliminate the most common worms seen in dogs. It is always best to have a fecal sample checked to determine which parasites your pet may have. Several of these worms are considered ZOONOTIC, meaning they can be transmitted to people. If you feel your dog may need a dewormer, this is the medication that UCAN recommends for dogs.
How We Know That What We Do Works...
Numerous studies show that the intake rate at shelters significantly decrease when low-cost spay/neuter services are available in the community.
After 4 years of using UCAN’s free transport service, the Grant County Animal Shelter reduced its intake of both dogs and cats by more than half!
The findings and statistics published by the No Kill Advocacy Center and in Nathan Winograd’s book, Redemption, demonstrate the substantial impact that low-cost spay/neuter has on shelter intake and euthanasia rates.