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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.