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Cat and Dog Vaccinations in Fort Worth, TX

Adult pets should visit us for a vaccine appointment every six months.

Our vets will work with you to create a custom vaccination plan tailored to your pet’s vaccination history, health history, age, and other factors.

Like us, pets can be just as vulnerable to all kinds of airborne viruses. Even dogs and cats that spend most or all their lives indoors can be at risk. That’s why we strongly recommend cat and dog vaccinations to protect our patients here in Keller and the Fort Worth area. Keeping your pet’s immune system robust makes it easier for them to resist and fight off infection. If they get sick and have minimal protection, your pet could experience the full brunt of the illness and unknowingly pass on their infection to another pet, or even to you.

Dog Vaccinations We Recommend

We recommend the following vaccines for dogs:

The DAPP dog vaccine protects your pup against canine distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. We recommend this immunization for puppies as early as eight weeks old. Our vets also recommend continuing the DAPP vaccination every three to four weeks until your pet is 16 weeks old.

After your pet’s initial DAPP vaccination series, we will administer the next booster one year later, and then every three years thereafter.

We require this vaccine for our bathing services.

Bordetella, also known as kennel cough, is a contagious virus of the canine respiratory system. We can provide this vaccine to your puppy at their first visit with us. It is given intranasally (into the nose), and three to four weeks later, we will administer an injectable booster. After that, we can rotate your pet’s Bordetella booster between injectable and intranasal doses.

Leptospirosis is an infection caused by Leptospira bacteria. It is a zoonotic disease, meaning infected animals can transmit lepto to humans via contact. This makes protecting your dog all the more important with routine lepto vaccinations. We recommend two initial doses three weeks apart, and then your pet just needs a booster once a year thereafter.

This vaccine is required for our bathing services.

The rabies vaccine is required by law for all dogs. Your pet’s first rabies vaccine should be given after they receive their initial boosters, when they are about 12 weeks old. Rabies attacks the brain and spinal cord and is always fatal. Humans can also easily be infected. Protection against rabies is therefore vital to your pet and to the community as a whole. After getting their initial rabies shot, your pet will receive their booster one year later, and then every three years thereafter.

This vaccine is required for our bathing services.

CIV (canine influenza, or dog flu) is caused by two viral strains, H3N8 and H3N2. The virus is spread when infected dogs cough or sneeze and contaminate surfaces and objects in their surroundings. Humans interacting with infected dogs can also be vectors. CIV symptoms can range from mild coughing and nasal discharge to pneumonia.

This vaccine is also required for our bathing services.

Cat Vaccinations We Recommend

We recommend the following vaccines for cats:

FVRCP is a combination vaccine that protects cats against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia. These diseases are highly contagious and can wreak havoc on your pet’s gastrointestinal and respiratory systems. Therefore, the FVRCP vaccine is highly recommended by our team, with the first booster required when your kitten is eight weeks old. Follow-up boosters should be given every three weeks until your kitten is about 16 weeks of age. Once the series is complete, your cat needs to be boosted every three years.

The feline leukemia virus (FeLV) affects the immune system, which may lead to leukemia in your cat. Symptoms of this disease often go undetected until the condition becomes severe and much harder to treat. FeLV can be deadly, so we recommend giving your cat their first FeLV booster at about nine weeks old, and their second booster about three to four weeks later. The next booster should be given one year later, and ongoing boosters can be given every three years thereafter.

Rabies is just as deadly to cats as it is dogs. It is also required by law. Your kitten should receive their first rabies shot at 12 weeks old, and then once a year thereafter.

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