Vaccinations and Boosters for All Life Stages of Your Pet’s Life

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Depending on what stage of life your pet is currently in, and what type of environment your pet is exposed to, we will discuss with you what vaccination options are best for your pet.

We use only the best quality vaccines available to protect your pet. For cats, we only use PureVax vaccines. Using this vaccine will help to decrease the chances of your cat acquiring a vaccine-related sarcoma.

Puppies and Kittens

Puppies and kittens need to be seen several times in their first few months of life in order to protect them from common internal parasites and diseases. Until your pet has completely finished their vaccine schedule, it is not safe for them to interact with other pets, go to the dog park, or visit a pet store.

Kitten Vaccination Schedule

We recommend that kittens receive vaccines every 3–4 weeks until 16 weeks of age to properly protect them. Below is a rundown of our pet vaccination schedule.

Age Recommended Kitten Vaccinations
9 Weeks of Age
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • First FVRCP vaccine (this will protect your kitten against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia)
  • Oral deworming
  • Internal parasite exam
  • Nutritional, dental and behavioral recommendations
  • Felv/FIV test (a test to make sure that your kitten doesn’t have feline leukemia which is a very contagious disease to other animals)
12 Weeks of Age
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Second FVRCP vaccine
  • First FELV vaccine (this will protect your kitten against feline leukemia virus)
  • Oral deworming
  • Internal parasite exam
  • Begin monthly parasite prevention
  • Nutritional, dental and behavioral recommendations
16 Weeks of Age
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • One year rabies vaccine
  • Third FVRCP vaccine
  • Second FELV vaccine
  • Oral deworming
  • Internal parasite exam
  • Monthly parasite prevention
  • Nutritional, dental and behavioral recommendations

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

We recommend puppies receive vaccines every 3–4 weeks until 16 weeks of age.

Age Recommended Puppy Vaccinations
9 Weeks of Age
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • First DA2PP vaccine (this will protect your puppy from distemper, parvo virus, parainfluenza and adenovirus)
  • Oral deworming
  • Internal parasite exam
  • Nutritional, dental and behavioral recommendations
12 Weeks of Age
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Second DA2PP vaccine
  • First leptosporosis vaccine (if needed, this vaccine will protect your puppy from the leptospirosis virus which humans can contract as well)
  • Oral deworming
  • Internal parasite exam
  • Begin monthly parasite prevention
  • Nutritional, dental and behavioral recommendations
  • Canine influenza vaccine* (if needed, this will protect your pet from the most common forms of canine flu)
  • Canine bordetella vaccine* (if needed, this vaccine will protect your pet from the most common strains of kennel cough)
16 Weeks of Age
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • One year rabies vaccine
  • Third DA2PP
  • Second leptospirosis vaccine (if needed)
  • Second bordetella vaccine* (if needed)
  • Oral deworming
  • Internal parasite exam
  • Monthly parasite prevention
  • Nutritional, dental, and behavioral recommendations

*Canine influenza and bordetella vaccines are not considered core vaccines. For the safety of all of our patients, we do require these vaccinations for all patients that will be boarded at our facility for any reason.

Dogs and Cats

Healthy adult dogs and cats should be seen once a year for vaccines and a wellness check. At this appointment your adult pet will get the following:

Dog Vaccination Protocol Cat Vaccination Protocol
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Rabies vaccine (every 3 years)
  • DA2PP (every 3 years)
  • Leptospirosis vaccine (if needed)
  • Bordetella vaccine* (if needed, every 6 months)
  • Monthly parasite prevention
  • Nutritional, dental, and behavioral recommendations
  • Heartworm test
  • Intestinal parasite exam
  • Junior wellness profile bloodwork
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Rabies vaccine (every 3 years)
  • FVRCP vaccine (every 3 years)
  • FeLV vaccine (every year for outdoor cats)
  • Junior wellness profile bloodwork
  • Monthly parasite prevention
  • Nutritional, dental, and behavioral recommendations

Foals and Horses

Horses and foals have their own unique needs when it comes to vaccinations. Although the vaccinations are different than what is recommended for your cat or dog, it is equally important that your foal or horse is protected from parasites and diseases.

Age Foals and Horses Vaccination Protocol
Foals 4-6 months of age
  • Tetanus vaccine
  • Eastern/Western Equine Encephalomyelitis vaccine
  • West Nile Virus (WNV) vaccine
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Equine Herpesvirus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccine
Foals 5-7 months of age
  • Tetanus vaccine
  • Eastern/Western Equine Encephalomyelitis vaccine
  • West Nile Virus (WNV) vaccine
  • Equine Herpesvirus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccine
Adult Horses
  • Tetanus vaccine*
  • Eastern/Western Equine Encephalomyelitis vaccine*
  • West Nile Virus (WNV) vaccine *
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Equine Herpesvirus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccine*

*Tetanus vaccine, Eastern/Western Equine, Encephalomyelitis and West Nile Virus vaccines are administered twice yearly.

*Coggins testing (at 6 months of age) and a health certificate should be performed annually if boarding, moving across state lines, or exposed to other horses.

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