Pet Vaccinations

For adult pets, we recommend vaccine appointments every

six months.

Depending on your pet's age and vaccination history, your veterinarian might recommend a custom vaccination plan.

Visit ASPCA to read more about pet vaccinations.

Pet vaccinations are important for all dogs and cats; even the ones that remain indoors most, if not all, of the time because they could still catch an airborne virus from outside at potty time or through an open window or door screen. Often viruses are spread due to contact with other infected animals that are wild or because owners did not elect to keep their pet vaccinations up to date. Given the violent and progressive nature of small-animal viruses, it is of the utmost importance to immunize your pet and opt to keep your kitty current with the latest cat vaccinations and your pooch up to date with their dog vaccinations.

Traveling with your pet

Do you travel with your pet? Timing is everything and you need to know that this process can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months of preparation. If you are traveling in the Continental U.S by plane, your pet needs an examination and health certificate within 10 days of departure. Also, many airlines have strict requirements regarding the type of crate/carrier your pet travels in. In addition to vaccines, many destinations require an internationally approved (ISO) microchip that must be placed BEFORE vaccinations. Some destinations require endorsement by the USDA which requires additional appointments and fees. Some rabies free destinations such as Hawaii and Japan require a Rabies Titer (FAVN OIE) test that can take up to 4 weeks for results and a 4-6 month waiting period before departure! If you are planning to travel, it is best to plan ahead and let our team members help you though the process!

Dog Vaccinations

(distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus)

Bordetella, also known as kennel cough, is a very common and contagious illness that affects the canine respiratory system. 

Leptospirosis, also known as lepto, is a bacterial disease that can affect both humans and pets. It occurs all over the world and leads to liver and kidney damage as well as death if left untreated. Humans and pets can get this bacterial infection by coming into contact with infected wild animals (e.g., opossums, skunks, raccoons and rodents), lepto-infested water or infected urine. Since this disease can harm animals and humans, we encourage dogs to receive this immunization via two initial doses three weeks apart, and then on a yearly basis.

It is by law that all domesticated dogs must be vaccinated against rabies when they receive their initial shots as puppies at or after 12 weeks of age. Rabies is a deadly virus that affects the brain and spinal cord of all mammals, including dogs and humans. Therefore, it is very important to protect your pet from this virus. An adult booster shot is given a year later and administered every three years afterward.

Ask us about this vaccine to learn more. This is recommended based on the lifestyle of your pet, and may not be for every pet.

 

Ask us about this vaccine to learn more. This is recommended based on the lifestyle of your pet, and may not be for every pet.

Cat Vaccinations

(Herpes Virus, Calici, Panleukopenia)

FeLV (i.e., feline leukemia virus) is a deadly viral disease that wreaks havoc on affected cats’ immune systems and can lead to an array of cancerous conditions including leukemia. Because symptoms can remain hidden for months or even years in affected cats, many owners don’t realize there is a problem until it is too late and other cats in the household have already been exposed to the disease. We use the safest vaccines available that are adjuvant free.

Rabies is a deadly virus that affects the brain and spinal cord of all mammals, including cats and humans. This being the case, it is very important to protect your pet from this virus. Kittens receive this cat vaccine one time after they reach 12 weeks of age. Following the initial vaccine, adult pets receive the Purevax® form of this cat vaccination yearly for the most advanced safety and protection.

Get the best care for your best friend.