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Canine Vaccination

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 Vaccination

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.