An Animal Vaccination & Wellness Program is Critical to Your Pet’s Health
As we all know, prevention is always better and more cost effective than the cure of a disease. For example, the treatment of parvo disease can cost ten times more than a single parvovirus vaccination. To plan the appropriate course of vaccinations and deworming are very important for keeping your dog or cat healthy over its lifetime. In the first year of their lives, kittens and puppies require vaccinations around 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. During their adult lives, cats and dogs require annual vaccination, deworming and wellness testing to prevent many diseases. With regular testing, dog and cat vaccinations and check-ups yourself and we can help your pet live a longer, healthier life.
Annual Vaccines for Dogs
• Rabies 3 Yrs
• DA2PP or DHPP combination vaccine (Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus(Hepatitis), and Parainfluenza)
• Kennel Cough (Bordatella)
• Lepto – for the prevention of Leptospirosis a disease commonly carried by wildlife.
• Lyme Disease (Tick Borne Disease) info on Lyme Disease
• Giardia-a zoonotic parasite found in other animals stool which can cause diarrhea and gastro upset;
These vaccines are recommended on an annual basis. Canadian law requires that Rabies vaccine be given yearly. Also, if you take your pet to the groomers or a kennel, or for swimming certain vaccinations may be necessary.
Vaccines for Cats
• Rabies ( Purevax )
• FRCCP (contains Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia and Calicivirus)
• Feline Leukemia
These feline vaccines are recommended on an annual basis. Canadian law requires that Rabies vaccine be given yearly to a cat even if the pet lives indoor. Puppy Vaccines & Kitten Vaccines
A good vaccination program starts around 8 weeks of age, with booster vaccines being given 4 weeks apart until the puppy / kitten reaches 16 weeks of age. Rabies vaccine for a puppy/ kitten is given once around 16 weeks of age and, than given once yearly. Feline Leukemia vaccine for kittens is started after 10 weeks.
Annual boosters are given to ensure that pet’s immune system respond to the vaccine and the pet is protected from disease. Of course not ALL pets need ALL of these vaccines. Our knowledgable staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about which vaccinations are right for your pet.