Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an important part of maintaining your pet's health. They protect your pet against diseases which could otherwise make them very sick, or even kill them. We pride ourselves on being an AAHA accredited hospital, and follow their vaccine guidelines. Our general recommendations are listed below, but a very thorough review of vaccinations and protocols can be found on AAHA's website: 2017 AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines.

Dogs & Puppies

Rabies and DHLPP (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, and parvo virus) vaccinations are core vaccines, recommended for all dogs in our clinic. Bordetella vaccination is a lifestyle vaccine recommended for dogs who are groomed, boarded, in training classes, or around other dogs.

Puppies should be vaccinated every 2-4 weeks, starting at 6 weeks of age and continuing until at least 16 weeks of age.

Adult dogs should have their first booster vaccinations 1 year after their final puppy vaccines. Thereafter, DHLPP should be given yearly, and a rabies vaccine given every 3 years (if kept up to date) to provide adequate protection.

Adult dogs who are overdue on their vaccinations may require additional boosters to be adequately protected against disease.

Cats & Kittens

Rabies and FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici, and panleukopenia) vaccinations are core vaccines, recommended for all cats in our clinic. Feline leukemia vaccination is a lifestyle vaccination recommended for all kittens and any adult cat who lives an indoor/outdoor or primarily outdoor lifestyle.

Kittens should be vaccinated every 2-4 weeks, starting at 6 weeks of age and continuing until at least 16 weeks of age.

Adult cats should have their first booster vaccinations 1 year after their final kitten vaccines. Thereafter, FVRCP should be given yearly, and a rabies vaccine given every 3 years (if kept up to date) to provide adequate protection.

Adult cats who are overdue on their vaccinations may require additional boosters to be adequately protected against disease.