Canine

DHPPC
This combination vaccine protects from Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, and Corona. Gastrointestinal upset is a common symptom of a few of these viruses. They are highly transmissible and can be fatal.

This vaccine is given as a set of puppy boosters (around 6wk, 9wk, 12wk &16wk), then given annually. Once booster is given as an adult, it is then labeled to be given every 3 years.

Bordetella
This vaccine protects against “kennel cough” which is a highly contagious infectious tracheobronchitis usually spread in animal shelters and boarding facilities. Most pets develop a honking cough. If not treated, the infection can develop into pneumonia.

This is an intranasal vaccine given at least once a year – some kennels may require it every 6 months.

Leptospirosis
This vaccine protects against a bloodstream bacterial infection that is highly contagious and spread through urine. This infection is also zoonotic (transmissible to humans) and can result in severe kidney damage and even death.

This vaccine is given in the last 2 puppy booster sets, then annually thereafter.

Canine Influenza
This viral disease that causes flu like symptoms in dogs. There are two strand that we vaccinate in dogs. Canine influenza is not a new virus, however studies have shown that it is “migrating” to our area of the country, so we have added this vaccine to ensure the health of your pet. Be sure to check with your boarding facility as they are beginning to require it.

This vaccine can be given at any time, but a booster must be given 2-3 weeks after the initial. Then, it may be administered annually.

Rabies
This viral infection affects the neurological systems of animals. It is also zoonotic to humans and is not treatable.

This vaccine is required by law in the state of Virginia. This vaccine is given at the last set of puppy boosters (around 16wk), then given after a year. Once booster is given as an adult, it is then labeled to be given every 3 years.

Lyme
Lyme disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. It may cause lethargy, fever, and joint lameness. While humans can be infected with Lyme disease, you cannot contract it directly from your pet. It is important to remember that you share the same living area with your pet, so if he/she is infected, be sure to take precautions as infected ticks may be dwelling in your area.

This vaccine can be given at any time, but a booster must be given 3-4 weeks after the initial. Then, it may be administered annually.

Feline

FVRCPC
This vaccine protects against Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, and Chlamydia. These viruses include “feline parvo” and present with upper respiratory symptoms.

This vaccine is given as a set of kitten boosters (around 6wk, 9wk, 12wk &16wk), then given after a year. Once booster is given as an adult, it is then labeled to be given every 3 years.

Leukemia
The feline leukemia virus is highly contagious from cat to cat, spread through saliva and nasal secretions. It can cause cancer and weaken the immune system, causing symptoms such as slow weight loss and persistent fever.

This vaccine is given in the last 2 sets of kitten boosters (around 12wk &16wk), then given annually.

To learn more about feline leukemia virus, please visit… http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/Health_Information/brochure_felv.cfm

Rabies
This vaccine is required by law in the state of Virginia. This vaccine is given at the last set of kitten boosters (around 16wk), then given annually*.

*Many companies have developed new vaccines for rabies in cats that are much safer for them, however they must be administered annually.

To learn more about feline vaccinations, please visit… http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/health_information/vaccines.cfm