Vaccination Schedule for Canines
Many pet owners ask, “When should I vaccinate my pet?”, “How often should I vaccinate my dog?” and similar questions. All dogs should be vaccinated for Distemper, Parvovirus, Bordetella and Rabies. Vaccinations can begin at 6 weeks of age or older. Ultimately, these vaccinations are given yearly, except Rabies that is given every 3 years after one year of age. An older dog that is overdue for its yearly shots should always get a booster in three weeks, and then back to the yearly program. Puppies less than 13 weeks of age are vaccinated, and then boostered in three-week intervals until they are over 16 weeks old, then once yearly.
|6 – 8 weeks||DA2PPv + Round/Hook Deworming|
|9 – 11 weeks||DA2PPv + Round/Hook Deworming + Bordetella|
|12 – 14 weeks||DA2PPv + Round/Hook Deworming + Bordetella|
|16 weeks (or older)||DA2PPv + Rabies|
|*First time 16 weeks and older||DA2PPv +Round/Hook Deworming + Bordetella + Rabies|
Ask about getting the Rattlesnake Vaccine on dogs 8 weeks and older and Lyme Desease for dogs 10 weeks and older.
For an animals’ first time vaccinations at 16 weeks and older, vaccines may be required to be split up at veterinarian’s discretion for the safety of your animals’ health.
Since puppies are born with roundworms they received from their mother, and can be transmitted to humans, we automatically de-worm them instead of doing a fecal exam. All a negative fecal test indicates is that there was no evidence of worms seen at the time.
Vaccination Schedule for Felines
All Cats should be vaccinated for Distemper (4-In-1), Leukemia and Rabies (for if they get outdoors) as well as Worming for Parasites.. These diseases are contagious and fatal to cats. Who can predict when or if your cat will get sick or injured? Now you’re off to a veterinary hospital. Next, you’re in the waiting room that has been occupied b y a lot of sick animals. Now think of how vulnerable your cat is to all the contagious and fatal viruses that cats get. After all, it is a hospital. Where else do people take their sick pets? It would be comforting to know that if such an unpredictable situation occurs, your cat is protected.
|6 – 8 weeks||Distemper (4-In-1) w/o Leukemia + Deworming • (booster in 3 weeks w/Leukemia)|
|9 – 15 weeks||Distemper/Leukemia Combo + Deworming • (booster in 3 weeks, then annually)|
|16 weeks & older||Distemper/Leukemia Combo + Deworming + Rabies|
|First time 16 weeks & older||Distemper/Leukemia + Deworming + Rabies • (booster in 3 weeks, then annually)|
Ask about Testing for Feline Leukemia Virus for ALL Cats.
*Rabies laws vary by State; please contact your local Animal Control Agency
For animals’ first time vaccinations at 16 weeks and older may require vaccines to be split up at veterinarian’s discretion for the safety of your animals’ health.