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VACCINATIONS & SCREENINGS

Immunizing your pet is an important procedure that in most cases will provide protection against an illness that may be life threatening.  

The following vaccines listed are considered "core and "non-core" by the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.

Core vaccinations for dogs:

  • Canine Distemper

  • Hepatitis (Adenovirus-2)

  • Parainfluenza

  • Parvovirus enteritis

  • Rabies

None-core vaccinations for dogs:

  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)

  • Lyme Disease

  • Leptospirosis

  • Corona Virus

  • Giardia

  • Rattlesnake Vaccine

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Feline vaccine guidelines by the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the Academy of Feline Medicine are listed below.  The first three in the list below are known as FVRCP. 

Core vaccinations for cats:  First three listed below combined, are also known as FVRCP (feline distemper).

  • Feline Panlekopenia (FVP)

  • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FHV-1)

  • Feline Calicivirus (FCV)

  • Rabies (RV)

PARASITE AND HEART WORM SCREENING

When it comes to parasitic illness, it's always better to prevent than to treat. That is why we recommend annual testing for intestinal parasites (fecal test) as well as heartworm (blood test).

  • Intestinal Parasite (fecal tests):  This test screens for hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, tapeworms and giardia.

  • Heart Worm (blood test):  This test screens for  heartworm disease, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis.  This test is necessary to receive your heartworm prevention medication.

PUPPY VACCINATIONS

Puppies receive a series of vaccinations at 3-4 weeks intervals in order to insure that they are developing a protective immune response on their own.  Maternal antibodies derived from the first few days of milk while nursing their mother will give the puppy a temporary immunity that may interfere with development of a protective immune response to the vaccine.  This temporary immunity when present will persist in some puppies for as long as 20 weeks.

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DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Parainfluenza)
__6-8 weeks    __10-12 weeks    __14-16 weeks   __18-20  weeks

BV (Bordetella)
__6-8 weeks    __10-12 weeks    __14-16 weeks

LV (Leptospirosis)
__ 12-14 weeks   __16-18 weeks 

RV (Rabies) at 16-18 weeks with a booster in 1 year, then every 3 years after that.

KITTEN VACCINATIONS

Kitten vaccination series:   

FVRCP (Feline Viral Rihnotracheitis, Calicivirus & Panleukopenia also known as Feline Distemper)
__9-10 weeks  __12-13 weeks  __15-16 weeks

FELV (Feline Leukemia) 
__12 weeks  __15 weeks

RV (Rabies)
__15+ weeks with boosters given yearly

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