Cat and dog vaccinations are important; even for that remain indoors most, if not all, of the time. This is because they could still catch an airborne virus from outside at potty time or through an open window or door screen. More often than not, viruses are spread due to contact with other infected animals that are wild or whose owners did not elect to keep their pet vaccinations up to date.
Given the violent and progressive nature of small-animal viruses, it is of the utmost importance to immunize your pet and opt to keep your pet up to date with their cat and dog vaccinations.
For adult pets, we recommend vaccine appointments
Depending on your pet’s age and vaccination history, your veterinarian might recommend a custom vaccination plan.
Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza (DA2PP) Vaccine 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 3 years.
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 needs a booster in two to three weeks.
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 needs a booster in two to three weeks.
Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) Vaccine:
Canine influenza, or the “canine flu,” is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by an influenza A virus. Dogs that may benefit from the canine influenza vaccination include those that receive the kennel cough (bordetella/parainfluenza) vaccine, because the risk groups are similar. This vaccination protects your dog for up to a year. If you are planning to vaccinate your dog for canine influenza for the first time, it needs a booster in three weeks.
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.
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) Vaccine: 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.