Vaccinations

 

FOR CANINES

The core vaccines for dogs include Distemper, (hepatitis and respiratory disease), Canine parvovirus-2 and Rabies

Noncore vaccines include Leptospirosis,  coronavirus, canine parainfluenza and Bordetella bronchiseptica both are causes of kennel cough and Borrelia burgdorferi(causes Lyme disease)

DOG VACCINATION SCHEDULE

 

AGE                        VACCINATION

5 weeks

Parvovirus: for puppies at high risk of exposure to parvo, some veterinarians recommend vaccinating at 5 weeks.

6 & 9 weeks

Combination vaccine* without leptospirosis.
Coronavirus: where coronavirus is a concern.

12 weeks or older

Rabies

12 & 15 weeks**

Combination vaccine
Leptospirosis: include leptospirosis in the combination vaccine where leptospirosis is a concern, or if traveling to an area where it occurs.
Coronavirus: where coronavirus is a concern.
Lyme: where Lyme disease is a concern or if traveling to an area where it occurs.

Adult (boosters)§

Combination vaccine
Leptospirosis: include leptospirosis in the combination vaccine where leptospirosis is a concern, or if traveling to an area where it occurs.
Coronavirus: where coronavirus is a concern.
Lyme: where Lyme disease is a concern or if traveling to an area where it occurs.
Rabies

 


*A combination vaccine, often called a 5-way vaccine, usually includes adenovirus cough and hepatitis, distemper, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. Some combination vaccines may also include leptospirosis (7-way vaccines) and/or coronavirus. The inclusion of either canine adenovirus-1 or adenovirus-2 in a vaccine will protect against both adenovirus cough and hepatitis; adenovirus-2 is highly preferred.

 

**Some puppies may need additional vaccinations against parvovirus after 15 weeks of age.

FOR FELINES 

In cats, the suggested core vaccines are feline panleukopenia (distemper), feline viral rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus, and rabies.

The noncore vaccines include feline leukemia (FeLV), feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), Bordetella, and Chlamydophila.

                                                Cat Vaccination Schedule

AGE                                                    VACCINATION

6-7 weeks                                         Combination Vaccine*

10 weeks                                          Combination vaccine
                                                         Chlamydophila (Pneumonitis): include in combination

12 weeks or older                              Rabies

13 weeks                                          Combination vaccine
                                                         Chlamydophila (Pneumonitis)
                                                          Feline Leukemia (FeLV)

16 & 19 weeks                                  Combination vaccine
                                                          FeLV: for kittens at risk .

Adult (boosters)                                 Combination vaccine
                                                          Chlamydophila (Pneumonitis):
                                                    FeLV: for cats at risk of exposure to feline leukemia virus.
                                                          Rabies

*A combination vaccine includes feline distemper, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus. Some may also include Chlamydophila.

 

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