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If you are one of those pet parents that is unsure of what vaccines your pet needs, but you know they need something we have made up a list to make it more easy and carefree.
Rabies: We recommend that puppies/kittens receive a single dose of killed rabies vaccine at 4 months of age. Adult dogs/cats with unknown vaccination history should also receive a single dose of killed rabies vaccine. A booster is required one year later, and thereafter, rabies vaccination should be performed every 3 years.
DHPP: (Canine Parvovirus, Distemper Virus, Para-Influenza and Adenovirus-2 Vaccines)
This vaccine should be given to puppies at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. A booster is required one year later, and thereafter, DHPP vaccination should be performed every 3 years.
Bordetella: (Kennel Cough)
This vaccine is recommended for dogs expected to board, be groomed, go to dog parks or to enter a kennel situation for boarding or camp. With the Oral Bordetella only one dose of this vaccine is required. Most boarding kennels require that this vaccine be given for boarding; the vaccine should be administered at least one week prior to the anticipated boarding date for maximum effect. Although some kennels require immunization every 6 months, it is technically good for one year.
Canine Leptospira: (Lepto)
We suggest annual vaccination of dogs living in/visiting rural areas or areas frequented by wildlife (i.e. raccoons, foxes, possums). The initial vaccination should be followed by a booster 3-4 weeks later, an annual booster should be performed.
It is recommended to be given at 8,12 and 16 weeks. A booster is required one year later, a booster of FVRCP is suggested every 3 years.
Leukemia: (Outside vaccine)
We recommend vaccination of cats that are allowed to go outdoors or cats having direct contact with other cats of unknown vaccine status. The Leukemia vaccine is not recommended for FeLV-positive cats and indoor cats with no likelihood of exposure to FeLV. An annual booster should be performed.
Did you know that heartworm season is here?
Did you know that heartworm is spread by mosquitoes? When a heartworm positive mosquitoe bites a dog the larvae is left on the skin which can migrate into the blood stream.
Did you know that even if your dog is on heartworm prevention year around, your dog should still be tested? Nothing is 100% guaranteed so why take the risk; we suggest testing every other year.
Did you know that your dog might have heartworm and you may not even know it? It can take years to have your dog show signs of being heartworm positive.
Did you know that heartworm are real worms that can live in your pet's heart? Gross we know.
If you have any questions or want to discuss heartworm with us please give us a call and we would be more than happy to help.
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