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Vaccinations are necessary to minimize the risk of contagious diseases in your pets. Rabies vaccination is an absolute must and is required by law. The vaccination appointment once a year gives your pet an opportunity to get a checkup also. One year in a dog's life is approximately 7 years in a human's life. So, getting booster vaccinations every year is not that frequent actually!
PUPPIES AND DOGS
Puppies are given a Distemper combo vaccine at 6 weeks of age, 9 weeks, 12 weeks and possibly at 15 weeks of age. Distemper vaccine includes Distemper, Hepatitis, 4 Leptosires, Parvo virus, Parainfluenza, and Bordetella bronchiseptica vaccines. So, in reality, in CLARK ANIMAL HOSPITAL, to give your dog the maximum protection, we do a Distemper vaccine which is actually a combination of 9 vaccines. Of course, only one needle is given to the pet, because all these vaccines are combined together in one syringe. We do thousands of such vaccines every year.
After the last puppy shot, this Distemper vaccine is given every year for the rest of the life of the pet.
Lyme vaccine is a great way to prevent Lyme disease in your dog. We highly recommend it. It is done as a first shot to start the series any time after 3 months of age, then a second shot called a booster is given 2-3 weeks later, and then one single vaccine every year is given. This annual shot is usually given at the same time that your dog comes in for annual Distemper shot.
Rabies vaccine is required by law. The first shot is given at age of 3 months, and this is good only for one year. Next year, a booster Rabies vaccine is given which is good for 3 years. Each time a vaccine is given, we will give you a Certificate of Vaccination that enables you to register your pet with the local municipality. These certificates are also mandatory for travel to many places.
Worm treatments, called dewormings are done for puppies each time they come in for vaccinations, and for dogs monthly through Heartworm medicine.
** 3 YEAR VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE **
Cats and Kittens
Kittens are usually started on vaccinations at the age of 9 weeks. The booster shots are given at three week intervals, for two more boosters. So, by 3 months of age majority of vaccines are finished.
The usual vaccines are Feline Distemper and Feline leukemia. The Distemper vaccine is actually a 4 in 1 vaccine, consisting of Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Chlamydia, Calici virus, and Panleukopenia virus. The Feline Leukemia vaccine can be given as a separate vaccine or as a combined vaccine with Distemper. After the last kitten shot, these vaccines are given every year, once a year.
Cats that go outside should also get Feline Aids vaccine as well as feline Peritonitis vaccine. We highly recommend these vaccines for multi-cat households also.
Rabies vaccine is done at 3 months of age, repeated after one year and then every 3 years.
There are other vaccines available for cats. Talk to us about your individual circumstances and we will tailor-make a vaccination program just for your specific needs.
Worm treatments, called dewormings are done for kittens every time they come in for vaccinations; and for cats annually.