Small Animal Vaccine Recommendations

Canine Vaccine Recommendations

(based on American Animal Hospital Association recommendations)

Core vaccines:

  • Rabies
  • Canine Distemper-Adenovirus Type 2-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus vaccine

Risk Based Vaccines:

  • Lyme: Dogs that have exposure to ticks
  • Leptospirosis: Dogs that have exposure to free standing water, cattle and wildlife (rats, mice, raccoons, opossum,  skunk, fox, deer)
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough): Dogs that come in contact with other dogs outside of the house
  • Canine Influenza: Dogs that are boarded at boarding facilities

Puppies Vaccines: We recommend beginning vaccination at 8 weeks of age.  Some of the vaccines below require one or more boosters.  Your veterinarian will tailor your puppy’s vaccine schedule based on your puppy’s age and previous vaccine history.

  • Canine Distemper-Adenovirus Type 2-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus vaccine: Your puppy will receive a vaccine booster every 3-4 weeks until the puppy is 16 weeks of age
  • Rabies: Administered on or after 12 weeks of age
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough): Administered at 8 weeks of age
  • Leptospirosis: Administer on or after 12 weeks of age and booster 3-4 weeks later
  • Lyme: Administer on or after 12 weeks of age and booster 3-4 weeks later

Feline Vaccine Recommendations (based on American Association of Feline Practitioners recommendations)

Core Vaccines:

  • Rabies
  • Feline panleukopenia, Feline herpesvirs-1, calicivirus (FVRCP)

Risk Based

  • Feline leukemia- Cats permitted outdoors; cats in multi-cat environments where some cats are permitted outdoors

Kitten Vaccines: We recommend beginning vaccination at 6-8 weeks of age.  Some of the vaccines below require one or more boosters.  Your veterinarian will tailor your kitten’s vaccine schedule based on your kitten’s age and previous vaccine history.

  • Feline Panleukopenia, Feline herpesvirs-1, calicivirus (FVRCP): Your kitten will receive a vaccine booster every 3-4 weeks until your kitten is 16 weeks of age
  • Rabies: Administered on or after 12 weeks of age
  • Feline leukemia: Administered at 8 weeks of age and a booster is administered 3-4 weeks later. Based on negative Feline leukemia/Feline immunodeficiency virus test.