By law, your pet is required to receive the necessary vaccines every 1-3 years. Getting your pet vaccinated is the best way to prevent untreatable diseases that can affect both your pet and your family.
We recommend your dog receives the DA2PP vaccine every 1-3 years. This vaccine prevents distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. The symptoms for these viruses are as follows:
Distemper: Fatal pneumonia and neurological disease.
Hepatitis: Fatal liver disease.
Parainfluenza: Flu-like virus.
Parvovirus: Potentially fatal gastrointestinal disease.
We recommend your dog receives the bordetella vaccine about every 6 months. Bordetella is a bacterial infection of the upper respiratory system that can lead to chronic bronchitis or pneumonia. All dogs using a kennel, groomer, or need be hospitalized are required to have this vaccine.
LYME DISEASE VACCINE
We recommend your dog receives the lyme disease vaccine once a year. Lyme disease is a potentially fatal infection that results in lifelong arthritis or heart disease and is commonly transmitted by ticks. Please be advised that an infected pet has the potential to spread lyme disease to humans.
We recommend your dog receives the leptospirosis vaccine once a year. This virus spreads from contact with infected urine or through a bite from an infected animal. Humans have the potential to become affected if they come in contact with the urine of an infected dog.
We recommend your cat receives the FVRCP vaccine once a year. Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis virus is a herpes virus that causes sneezing, runny nose, and runny eyes. It can cause permanent damage to the nasal sinuses, can cause ulcers in the eyes, and has the potential to cause ulcers in the mouth. Panleukopenia is a virus that causes the disease known as distemper in cats that often leads to death.
FELINE LEUKEMIA VACCINE
We recommend your cat receives the feline leukemia vaccine once a year. This virus attacks the immune system. The virus causes several types of cancer, bone marrow suppression, inflammation of the eye, neurological disorders, and bone, kidney and skin disorders.
We recommend your cat receives the FeLV/FIV vaccine once a year. Cats that go outdoors or cats exposed to other cats of unknown status (such as in boarding kennels or grooming shops) should be tested yearly, especially if more than one cat lives in your home.