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Vaccinations And Boosters For All Life Stages Of Your Pet’s Life

Puppy and kitten

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
Kitten

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

As Early As 6 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 or feline immunodeficiency virus.)
  • Administer 1st dose of FeLV as early as 8 weeks

12 Weeks of Age

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Second FVRCP vaccine
  • Second FeLV vaccine
  • 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
  • Oral Deworming
  • Intestinal parasite exam
  • Monthly parasite prevention
  • Nutritional, dental and behavioral recommendations.
Puppy Vaccination Schedule
Puppy

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

6-8 Weeks of Age

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • First DA2PP vaccine (this will protect your puppy from distemper, parvovirus, parainfluenza and adenovirus)
  • Oral deworming
  • Internal parasite exam
  • Nutritional, dental and behavioral recommendations.

12 Weeks Of Age

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Second DA2PP vaccine
  • First Leptospirosis vaccine (this vaccine will protect your puppy from leptospirosis spirochete bacteria that can be found in the urine of wildlife.)
  • Internal parasite exam
  • Begin monthly parasite prevention
  • Nutritional, dental and behavioral recommendations
  • Canine Influenza* H2N8/H3N2 Bivalent vaccine (if needed, this will protect your pet from the most common forms of canine flu)
  • Canine Bordetella vaccine/administered intranasally (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—a second dose is required within 1 year following the initial dose.
  • Third DA2PP
  • Second Leptospirosis Vaccine
  • Oral deworming
  • Internal parasite exam
  • Monthly parasite prevention
  • Nutritional, dental, and behavioral recommendations.

*Canine Influenza and Bordetella vaccines are not considered core vaccines. They are often referred to as lifestyle vaccines. Dogs that are boarding or attending daycare facilities should begin series 4 weeks prior to entry. The intranasal Bordetella vaccine has been shown to provide protective immunity as early as 48-72 hours following a single inoculation. For the safety of all our patients, we do require these vaccines 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 wellness checks. At this appointment your adult pet will get the following:

Dog Vaccination Protocol:
Dog
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Rabies vaccine (every 3 years)
  • DA2PP (every 3 years)
  • Leptospirosis vaccine (yearly)
  • Bordetella Vaccine (every 6 months)
  • Canine Influenza H2N8/H3N2 Bivalent Vaccine
  • Monthly parasite prevention
  • Nutritional, dental, and behavioral recommendations
  • Heartworm Test
  • Intestinal parasite exam
  • Annual wellness blood work including urinalysis

*Canine Influenza and Bordetella vaccines are not considered core vaccines. They are often referred to as lifestyle vaccines. Dogs that are boarding or attending daycare facilities should begin series 4 weeks prior to entry. The intranasal Bordetella vaccine has been shown to provide protective immunity as early as 48-72 hours following a single inoculation. For the safety of all our patients, we do require these vaccines for all patients that will be boarded at our facility for any reason.

Cat Vaccination Protocol:
Cat
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Rabies vaccine (annually or every 3 years if using a vaccine licensed for this interval)
  • FVRCP vaccine (every 3 years)
  • FeLV vaccine (every year for outdoor cats)
  • Annual Wellness blood work including urinalysis
  • Monthly parasite prevention
  • Nutritional, dental, and behavioral recommendations

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