Vaccinations

Vaccinations

Dogs

We may recommend the following canine vaccines:

  • Distemper/Adenovirus /Parvovirus (DHP) – 3 year vaccine in second year of vaccinations
  • Rabies – 3 year vaccine in second year of vaccinations
  • Leptospirosis – annually, as needed based on your pet’s lifestyle
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough) /Parainfluenza – every six months, as needed based on high exposure environments otherwise every 12 months
  • Lyme – annually, as needed based on your pet’s lifestyle

Puppy Series—typical vaccines may include:

  • DHP – start at 6–8 weeks, then a booster every 3–4 weeks until 16 weeks of age
  • Rabies –  given once over 12 weeks
  • Leptospirosis – start once 12 weeks, then a booster after 3 weeks
  • Lyme –  start once 12 weeks then a booster after 3 weeks.
  • Bordetella – start at 6-8 weeks

Cats

Recommended feline vaccines may include:

  • Feline Distemper/Upper respiratory (FVRCP) – 3 year vaccine in second year of vaccinations
  • Rabies – annually
  • Feline Leukemia (FeLV) – annually, as needed depending on your cat’s lifestyle

Kitten Series—typical vaccines may include:

  • FVRCP – start at 6-8 weeks, booster every 3–4 weeks, until 16 weeks of age
  • Rabies – once over 12 weeks
  • FeLV – start at 8–9 weeks, booster 3–4 weeks later

If you board your animal, you will usually be required to produce up-to-date vaccination records. We recommend keeping these records handy in order to avoid any last minute confusion.

For more answers to frequently asked questions about vaccinating your pet, check out the American Veterinary Medical Association website, which is an excellent resource.