Vaccinations


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Canine Vaccinations

Rabies Vaccine: Rabies is a zoonotic virus that causes acute encephalitis (swelling of the brain) that can often be fatal. It is transmitted through a bite from an infected animal. After the first vaccination, your pet is protected for one year and then three years from their second vaccination on. 

Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza (Da2PP) Vaccine: This is a combination vaccine that protects your dog from multiple viruses. Puppies 3 to 6 months are most at risk for contracting these diseases sometimes resulting in fatalities. We recommend three Da2PP vaccinations for your puppy spread over the first 8 to 16 weeks of his life followed by boosters every 2 years.

Bordetella Vaccine: Commonly known as kennel cough, cases of bordetella often present after contact with other infected dogs at boarding facilities, day care, grooming or dog parks. Coughing and gagging are often the only symptoms. The vaccination protects your dog for up to a year. If you are planning to vaccinate your dog for bordetella for the first time it may need to be boostered in two to three weeks.

Leptospirosis Vaccine: Spread through the urine of wildlife, leptospirosis can lead to acute kidney failure in dogs. It can also be spread from dogs to humans. This vaccine is given to dogs that are likely to ingest contaminated water and is good for up to one year. If you are planning to vaccinate your dog for leptospirosis for the first time it will need to be boostered in two to three weeks.

Feline Vaccinations

Rabies Vaccine: Rabies is a zoonotic virus that causes acute encephalitis (swelling of the brain) that can often be fatal. It is transmitted through a bite from an infected animal. After the first vaccination, your pet is protected for one year and then three years from their second vaccination on.

Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus (FVRCP): This is a combination vaccine that protects your cat from multiple viruses. Kittens are most at risk for contracting these diseases, especially if they are indoor/outdoor felines.

Leukemia (FeLV) Vaccine: Feline leukemia virus is the leading viral killer of cats. The virus is spread from cat-to-cat through bite wounds, through casual contact with infected cats, and from an infected mother cat to her kittens. The individuals most at risk of infection are outdoor cats, indoor/outdoor cats, and cats exposed to such individuals. Cats living in households with FeLV-infected cats or with cats of unknown infection status are also at risk. Indoor-only cats with no exposure to potentially infected cats are extremely unlikely to become infected. 

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Vaccine: FIV is similar to FeLV as it is contracted from bites or scratches from infected cats. Infected cats may appear normal for years. However, infection eventually leads to a state of immune deficiency that hinders the cat's ability to protect itself against other infections. The same bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi that may be found in the everyday environment--where they usually do not affect healthy animals--can cause severe illness in those with weakened immune systems. These secondary infections are responsible for many of the diseases associated with FIV

When to Vaccinate

Puppies Under 1 Year

  • 8 Weeks- Da2PP
  • 12 Weeks- Da2PP (Optional: Leptospirosis round 1, Bordetella)
  • 16 Weeks- Da2PP, Rabies (Optional: Leptospirosis round 2)

Adult Dogs Over 1 Year

  • Da2PP every 2 years and Rabies every 3 years
  • Leptospirosis and Bordetella annually 

Kittens Under 1 Year

  • 8 Weeks- FVRCP
  • 12 Weeks- FVRCP, Rabies, Leukemia/FIV annually

Adult Cats Over 1 Year

  • FVRCP every 2 years and Rabies every 3 years
  • Leukemia/FIV annually