Vaccinating your pet can be confusing. Our Doctors are prepared to answer any questions you have to establish a protocol to fit the needs of your dog or cat. Factors involved in designing a personalized vaccination program are, if you have an indoor/outdoor cat, what part of the country you live in, how often you are hiking in areas where there are rattlesnakes and if you use boarding and grooming services. Below you will find a basic breakdown of our puppy/kitty and adult core vaccine protocol.
Puppies need regular vaccinations every three to four weeks until they are at least 16 weeks of age. The three core vaccinations we give are:
DAPP Vaccine—DAPP stands for Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus.
- DAPP #1 @ 8 weeks
- DAPP #2 @ 11 to 12 weeks
- DAPP #3 @ 15 to 16 weeks
Bordetella Bronchiseptica Vaccine—This is a bacterial infection contributing to the respiratory disease commonly known as kennel cough. This vaccine is often required for use of boarding kennels, dog parks, obedience school, veterinary hospitals, or grooming facilities.
- Bordetella #1 @ 11 to 12 weeks
- Bordetella #2 @ 15 to 16 weeks
Rabies Vaccine—This is a fatal viral disease that can infect all warm-blooded animals, including dogs, cats and humans.
- Rabies @16 weeks
After the first year of age your dog will then be vaccinated for:
- DAPP – Every 3 years
- Rabies – Every 3 years
- Bordetella – Every year
Kittens also need regular vaccinations every two to four weeks until they are at least 16 weeks of age. The three core vaccinations we give are:
FVRCP Vaccine - Feline viruses in this vaccine include Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukepenia virus which may be particularly severe in kittens and is potentially fatal.
- FVRCP #1 @ 8 weeks
- FVRCP #2 @ 11 to 12 weeks
- FVRCP #3 @ 15 to 16 weeks
Feline Leukemia Vaccine (FeLV) - Feline leukemia can be transmitted from infected cats when the transfer of saliva or nasal secretions is involved. This virus can cause diseases which can be potentially fatal.
- FeLV #1 @ 11 to 12 weeks
- FeLV #2 @ 15 to 16 weeks
Rabies Vaccine—This is a fatal viral disease that can infect all warm-blooded animals, including dogs, cats and humans. Today we only offer a pure rabies vaccine for cats which needs to be administered annually. We are currently investigating a pure vaccine compound for cats that lasts up to three years.
- Rabies @16 weeks
After the first year of age your cat will then be vaccinated for:
- FVRCP – Every 3 years
- FeLV – Every year
- Rabies – Every year