Vaccine Information

Vaccine Information

Vaccine Clinic

What are vaccines?

Vaccines are health products that trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines can lessen the severity of future diseases and certain vaccines can prevent infection altogether. Today, a variety of vaccines are available for use by veterinarians.

Why is it important to vaccinate my pet?

Pets should be vaccinated to protect them from many highly contagious and deadly diseases. Experts agree that widespread use of vaccines within the last century has prevented death and disease in millions of animals. Even though some diseases have now become uncommon, vaccination is still highly recommended because these serious disease agents continue to be present in the environment.

Canine (dog) Schedule:

1st Round (6-8 weeks): DHPP Vaccine, General Dewormer

2nd Round (9-11 weeks): DHPP Booster, Bordatella Vaccine, General Dewormer

3rd Round (3 months): Rabies Vaccine, DHPP Booster, Bordatella Booster, General Dewormer

Annually: Rabies Booster, DHPP Booster, Bordatella Booster, Heartworm Test and Prevention

Feline (cat) Schedule:

1st Round (9-11 weeks): FVRCP Vaccine, FEVL Vaccine, General Dewormer

2nd Round (3 months): Rabies Vaccine, FVRCP Booster, FELV Booster, General Dewormer

Annually: Rabies Booster, FVRCP Booster, FELV Booster, and General Dewormer

What happens if my pet has a negative reaction to the vaccine?

Most dogs show no ill effect from vaccination. Vaccine reactions may be minor and short-lived or require immediate care from a veterinarian. Clinical signs include:

  • Fever
  • Sluggishness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Facial Swelling and/or hives
  • Vomiting
  • Pain, swelling, redness, scabbing at injection site
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Collapse
  • Lameness
  • Diarrhea
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