Vaccinations

Puppy & Adult Dog Vaccinations

Vaccinations are a very important part of your puppy's and adult dog's health care. All puppies should receive their first vaccination at 8 weeks of age and continue with booster vaccinations every 3 to 4 weeks until 4 months of age. Vaccinating early will offer your puppy the best protection available against deadly diseases such as Distemper and Parvovirus.

After receiving a series of vaccines as a puppy, your dog should receive annual vaccination boosters. Keeping your dog's vaccinations current will provide the best protection against deadly disease.

The following is a brief description of the diseases we recommend vaccinating against.
  • Distemper...a viral disease of the lungs, intestines and brain (often fatal)
  • Hepatitis...a viral disease of the liver.
  • Leptospirosis...a bacterial disease of the kidneys and liver(transmissible to people)
  • Parainfluenza...a viral infectious tracheobronchitis(kennel cough complex)
  • Parvovirus...a serious viral disease of the intestines and heart(often fatal)
  • Bordetella...a bacterial infectious tracheobronchitis(kennel cough complex)
  • Rabies...a viral disease, fatal to man and animals
Puppies should also receive a de-worming regimen to treat for intestinal parasites. At 8 weeks of age, all puppies should be started on a broad spectrum monthly heartworm medication to prevent heartworm disease and guard against intestinal parasites. Dogs over 6 months of age must be tested for the presence of heartworm before starting preventative medication.



Kitten & Adult Cat Vaccinations

Vaccinations are a very important part of your kitten's and adult cat's health care. All kittens should receive their first vaccination at 8 weeks of age and continue with booster vaccinations every 3 to 4 weeks until 4 months of age. Vaccinating early will offer your kitten the best protection available against deadly diseases such as Distemper and Feline Leukemia.

The following is a brief description of the diseases we recommend vaccinating against.

  • Rhinotracheitis...a viral disease of the eyes, nose and throat.
  • Calicivirus...a viral infection of the eyes, nose and throat.
  • Panleukopenia...a viral disease of the blood and intestines(distemper) (often fatal)
  • Pneumonitis...a bacterial infection of the eyes, nose and throat (Chlamydia) (often resulting in blindness)
  • Feline Leukemia (FELV)...A viral disease causing immunodeficiency and cancer (fatal)
  • Rabies...a viral disease, fatal to man and animals

Kittens should also receive a de-worming regimen to treat for intestinal parasites. All kittens and new cats entering your household should be tested for FELV and FIV. Both of these viruses are incurable and deadly.