VACCINE PROGRAMS

Vaccine Programs for Adult Pets

At a year after final puppy or kitten vaccinations are received, your pet should receive a booster of the necessary core vaccines including the rabies vaccine.

Core vaccines are those vaccines that all dogs or all cats should receive over and above the rabies vaccine. (Rabies vaccine is required by law). These include Distemper and Parvo vaccines for dogs and Panleucopenia and feline flu vaccines for cats.

Elective vaccines are those vaccines that we give depending on the lifestyle of the pet. They are choosen based on specific situations. For example, if you have a dog going into a boarding kennel, you should give them a Kennel Cough vaccine. (I would be reluctant to leave my dog in a kennel that didn’t require it).

In the years that follow, your pet’s core and rabies vaccines must be kept up to date and are given during the annual physical examination.

All elective vaccines, (leptospirosis, lyme and bordetella for dogs and feline leukemia for cats) are boosted yearly and are given during the annual physical examination.The decision as to which of these vaccines are given or not will be made by you and your vet after disscussing all the pros and the cons regarding the various risks their lifestyle may present.

Note! If you are moving from another clinic and/or location, the vaccines given may have been different. We can easily ensure that the transition to our program is convenient and that your pet is fully protected.

Some vaccines may be recommended, while others may be less important for your pet. Every pet is individual, so the vaccine program they’re put on will be tailored to fit them. The attending veterinarian will help you decide what is best for your pet and your family.

Vaccine Program For Puppies

Below is a standard puppy vaccine program. However, every pet’s program is tailored to suit their particular age and needs.

First Vaccine (approximately 8 weeks of age) :
Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza (all bundled in one safe and easy vaccine – DA2PP)

Second Vaccine (approximately 12 weeks of age) :
Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza (DA2PP), Leptospirosis, and Bordetella

Third Vaccine (approximately 16 weeks of age) :
Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza (DA2PP), Leptospirosis, and Rabies

Fourth Vaccine
Only if needed at the discretion of the attending veterinarian

Vaccine Program for Kittens

Below is a standard kitten vaccine program. However, every pet’s program is tailored to suit their particular age and needs.

First Vaccine (approximately 8 weeks of age) :
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia (all bundled in one safe and easy vaccine – FVRCP)

Second Vaccine (approximately 12 weeks of age) :Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia (FVRCP), Leukemia

Third Vaccine (approximately 16 weeks of age) :
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia (FVRCP), Leukemia, and Rabies

Fourth Vaccine
Only if needed at the discretion of the attending veterinarian