Pet Vaccinations

For adult pets, we recommend vaccine appointments

every six months

In some cases, your veterinarian may recommend a custom vaccination plan based on your pet’s age and vaccination history

Just like people, your pet can catch airborne viruses year-round, even if they remain indoors most of the day. That’s why it’s important for all dogs and cats to be up to date on their vaccinations for the year. Small-animal viruses are extremely tough on your pet’s health and happiness, so it is of utmost importance to immunize your pet and keep your dog or cat current on their latest vaccinations!

Dog Vaccinations

Whether it’s canine distemper, adenovirus, para-influenza or parvo, the DAPP dog vaccine fights it all. This immunization should be given to puppies six to eight weeks old. Our doctors also recommend continuing the DAPP vaccination every three to four weeks until your fur-baby has reached 16 weeks of age in order to eliminate the possibility of maternal antibody competition.

We administer this vaccine one year after the last puppy shot is given and once every three years after.

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Often referred to as “kennel cough,” Bordetella is a very common and contagious illness that affects a dog’s respiratory system. During your puppy’s first visit, this immunization is administered intranasally followed by an injectable vaccine three to four weeks after. From then on, the vaccination rotates between intranasal and injectable doses.

Lepto is a bacterial disease that can affect both you and your pet. Because it is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be transmitted from animals to people through contact, it is important to make sure you and your pet(s) are protected by keeping your pet(s) up to date on this immunization. We encourage dogs to receive this immunization via two initial doses three weeks apart and then on an annual basis.

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It is by law that all domesticated dogs must be vaccinated against rabies when they receive their initial shots as puppies at or after 12 weeks of age. Rabies is a deadly virus that affects the brain and spinal cord of all mammals, including dogs and humans. Therefore, it is very important to protect your pet from this virus. An adult booster shot is given a year later and administered every three years afterward.

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Influenza (CIV or H3N8) – Canine Influenza, or the “dog flu,” is caused by the H3N8 and Hsn8 virus, which is a disease of dogs (not humans). The virus is spread from sick dogs that may be sneezing or coughing, contaminated objects or people moving between infected to uninfected dogs – this means the dogs don’t ever have to come in direct contact with other sick dogs in order to catch the virus. Symptoms may be mild such as coughing, runny nose and fever or severe such as pneumonia. 

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Cat Vaccinations

FVRCP is a cat vaccine for “feline distemper” that protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici virus and panleukopenia. Because of it’s devastating effects these highly contagious diseases can have on your cat’s respiratory and gastrointestinal systems, it is imperative to make sure your cat is immunized against them. Your cat should receive this as a kitten, starting at six weeks of age. It should then be given every three weeks until they are 16 weeks old. After the initial immunizations, we recommend getting your cat this vaccine once every three years.

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is a deadly viral disease that affects your cat’s immune systems, potentially leading to cancerous conditions like leukemia. Because symptoms can often go undetected for months or even years, many owners don’t notice any problems until it is too late and other cats in the household have already been exposed as well. In order to combat this, we recommend starting this vaccination when your cat is just nine weeks of age. After the second set of immunizations is given, a booster is administered one year later, and every three years afterward.

Rabies is a deadly virus that affects the brain and spinal cord of all mammals, including cats and humans. This being the case, it is very important to protect your pet from this virus. Kittens receive this cat vaccine one time after they reach 12 weeks of age. 

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