Vaccinations

Looking for when to vaccinate your pet? See our vaccination schedule at the bottom of this page!

Canine Vaccinations

Rabies Vaccine: Rabies is a zoonotic virus that causes acute encephalitis (swelling of the brain) that can often be fatal. It is transmitted through a bite from an infected animal. After the first vaccination, your pet is protected for one year and then three years from their second vaccination on. 

Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza (DA2PP) Vaccine: This is a combination vaccine that protects your dog from multiple viruses. Puppies 3 to 6 months are most at risk for contracting these diseases sometimes resulting in fatalities. We recommend three DA2PP vaccinations for your puppy spread over the first 8 to 16 weeks of his life followed by boosters every 3 years.

Bordetella Vaccine: Commonly known as kennel cough, cases of bordetella often present after contact with other infected dogs at boarding facilities, day care, grooming or dog parks. Coughing and gagging are often the only symptoms. The vaccination protects your dog for up to a year. If you are planning to vaccinate your dog for bordetella for the first time it needs to be boostered in two to three weeks.

Leptospirosis Vaccine: Spread through the urine of wildlife, leptospirosis can lead to acute kidney failure in dogs. It can also be spread from dogs to humans. This vaccine is given to dogs that are likely to ingest contaminated water and is good for up to one year. If you are planning to vaccinate your dog for leptospirosis for the first time, it will need to be boostered in two to three weeks.

Rattlesnake Vaccine: The rattlesnake vaccines works by stimulating an animal’s immunity to defend against potentially harmful agents contained within rattlesnake venom. The Rattlesnake Vaccine is intended to help create an immunity that will protect your dog against rattlesnake venom. Even after your dog is vaccinated against rattlesnake venom, she should be taken to a veterinarian for evaluation and care as soon as possible following snakebite as it is still considered an emergency.

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) Vaccine: 
Canine influenza, or the "canine flu," is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by an influenza A virus. Dogs that may benefit from the canine influenza vaccination include those that receive the kennel cough (bordetella/parainfluenza) vaccine, because the risk groups are similar. This vaccination protects your dog for up to a year. If you are planning to vaccinate your dog for canine influenza for the first time, it needs to be boostered in three weeks.

Feline Vaccinations

Rabies Vaccine: Rabies is a zoonotic virus that causes acute encephalitis (swelling of the brain) that can often be fatal. It is transmitted through a bite from an infected animal. After the first vaccination, your pet is protected for one year and then three years from their second vaccination on.

Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus (FVRCP) Vaccine: This is a combination vaccine that protects your cat from multiple viruses. Kittens are most at risk for contracting these diseases, especially if they are indoor/outdoor felines.

Leukemia (FeLV) Vaccine: Feline leukemia virus is the leading viral killer of cats. The virus is spread from cat-to-cat through bite wounds, through casual contact with infected cats, and from an infected mother cat to her kittens. The individuals most at risk of infection are outdoor cats, indoor/outdoor cats, and cats exposed to such individuals. Cats living in households with FeLV-infected cats or with cats of unknown infection status are also at risk. Indoor-only cats with no exposure to potentially infected cats are extremely unlikely to become infected. 

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Vaccine: FIV is similar to FeLV as it is contracted from bites or scratches from infected cats. Infected cats may appear normal for years. However, infection eventually leads to a state of immune deficiency that hinders the cat's ability to protect itself against other infections. The same bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi that may be found in the everyday environment--where they usually do not affect healthy animals--can cause severe illness in those with weakened immune systems. These secondary infections are responsible for many of the diseases associated with FIV.

WHEN TO VACCINATE

Puppies Under 1 Year
8 Weeks- DA2PP
12 Weeks- DA2PP  (Optional: Bordetella, Leptospirosis 1 of 2)  
16 Weeks- DA2PP, Rabies  (Optional: Leptospirosis 2 of 2)

Adult Dogs Over 1 Year
DA2PP every 3 years and Rabies every 3 years
Leptospirosis and Bordetella as needed annually

Kittens Under 1 Year
8 Weeks- FVRCP
12 Weeks- FVRCP (Optional: Leukemia/FIV as needed annually)                    
16 Weeks- FVRCP, Rabies

Adult Cats Over 1 Year
FVRCP every 3 years and Rabies every 3 years
Leukemia/FIV as needed annually