Puppies and kittens require a series of vaccinations during their first four months of life. Nursing pups and kittens receive antibodies from their mother’s milk (maternal antibodies) which protect them from disease during the first months of life. These same antibodies can prevent a vaccine from being totally effective. Consequently, as maternal antibodies decrease.
*First vaccines are given 6-8 weeks, second boosters 12 weeks and finals boosters at 16 weeks of age**
Your breeder may do those first boosters and deworming but we recommend doing deworming at every visit with your new puppy or kitten as internal parasites are very common in new puppies and kittens.
Canine Core Vaccines:
DA2PP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza): given at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks. Yearly boosters
Rabies: Is given in the final set of vaccines, needs yearly booster to start.
Puppies will need to be vaccinated for Da2pp in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Rabies is done at the 3rd (16 weeks of age)
Canine Additional Vaccines:
Bordetella (Kennel Cough Vaccine) can be given at 2nd boosters or 3rd boosters – vaccine is only needed once and is good for one year.
This vaccination is recommended for all dogs that will be coming into contact with other dogs of unknown vaccine history. NOTE: Some groomers and kennels insist on having this vaccine up to date before offering their services. It can be transmitted at off-leash parks, walking on the street, or in kennels, wherever there is direct contact with other dogs.
Leptospirosis Vaccine: This is a zoonotic disease that is transmitted through the pee of raccoons, skunks rats, wolves and other wild animals. This is a series vaccine, one dose is administered and a second dose is administered 3 -4 weeks after first, and then yearly after.
Lyme Vaccine: Lyme is transmitted from ticks – We recommend this if you go up north or live in a very dense area. This is a series vaccine, one does is administered and a second dose is administered 3 -4 weeks after, and then yearly after.
Feline Core Vaccine
FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calicivirus, Feline Panleukopenia) FVRCP: is a combination vaccine and protects your cat from serious, life-threatening diseases. The FVRCP vaccination is an important part of your cat’s routine. Given at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks. Yearly booster
Rabies: Is given in the final set of vaccines, needs yearly booster to start
Kittens will need to be vaccinated for FVRCP in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Rabies is done at the 3rd (16 weeks of age)
Feline Additional Vaccines
Feline Leukemia Vaccine: We recommend this for all outdoor cats as this transmitted through saliva.
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