AAHA canine core vaccines include - Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus and Rabies.
Non-core, but recommended include Bordetella and/or Leptospira 4-way, based on individual exposure levels.
Optional vaccines based on exposure include Influenza and Borrelia (Lyme disease).
You can see - www.aaha.org for more information regarding vaccines. We will be following the AAHA protocol as follows:
1. DA2PP - 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks, +/- 20 weeks for the initial puppy series. The next booster will be due 1 year later, then every 3 years. Distemper and parvo titers can be discussed with the doctor.
2. Rabies - 1 year vaccine performed between 12-16 weeks of age. Then the 3 year vaccine can be used thereafter.
3. Leptospirosis - two vaccines given 3-4 weeks apart if they have not been previously vaccinated, then given every 12 months. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic bacterial infection that can effect both people and pets. To learn more about this disease, please see the attached web page. www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/infectious-parasitic/c_multi_leptospirosis
4. Bordetella - the first vaccine is given between 8-16 weeks of age. Then boostered every 6 to 12 months depending on individual exposure.
Feline core vaccines include - Panleukopenia, Herpesvirus, Calicivirus, and Rabies.
Leukemia vaccine is highly recommended by the AAFP in kittens, due to their unknown future, or to outdoor/at-risk pets.
You can see www.catvets.com for more information regarding vaccines. We will be following the AAFP recommendations as follows, using non-adjuvanted vaccines:
1. FRCP (non-adjuvanted) given at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, then 16 weeks. Follow up booster is given 1 year later, then every 3 years.
2. Rabies (non-adjuvanted) between 12-16 weeks of age, then every 1 to 3 years.
3. FELV (non-adjuvanted) - recommended at 12 and 16 weeks of age, then once a year thereafter for at-risk cats.