Vaccinations

Prevention is better than cure.” – Desiderius Erasmus

Vaccinating your pet is considered one of the easiest ways to help them live a healthy life. Just like in humans, vaccines trigger immune responses that help fight against common infections they may contract. For both cats and dogs, there are core vaccines, that are required, especially if you plan on socializing your pets. There is also elective vaccines, that are based on the lifestyle and habits of your pet. See the following chart for both the core and elective vaccines.

Dogs

Core Vaccines

Distemper, Adenovirus Type I & II, Parvovirus & Parainfluenza (DA2PP)

Distemper: a highly contagious and often fatal viral disease

Adenovirus I & II: Also known as hepatitis and CAV-1

Parvovirus: a highly contagious and often fatal gastrointestinal disease

Parainfluenza: A highly contagious respiratory virus

Cats

Core Vaccines

Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus & Panleukopenia (FVRCP)

Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis: (Herpesvirus 1 or FHV-1), a severe respiratory tract infection

Calicivirus: (FCV), a respiratory tract infection and oral ulceration

Panleukopenia: (Feline distemper or FPV), a highly contagious and fatal virus

Rabies

A fatal neurological infection

Rabies

A fatal neurological infection

Elective Vaccines

Bordetella Bronchiseptica (Kennel Cough)
Leptospirosis
Lyme Disease

Elective Vaccines

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)