dvm2 (44)When your new pet is about 6 weeks old, we start administering vaccinations. Immunization is the easiest and quickest way to prevent disease.

We have worked hard to develop a core set of guidelines for vaccines. Prevention of disease by vaccination is easy and quick, and we tailor the medicines your pet receives by taking into account his or her lifestyle and contact with other animals. For example, if your dog goes hunting with you, we will recommend vaccinating against tick-borne Lyme disease.

Vaccinations protect against diseases that can make your pet sick and uncomfortable. Parvovirus attacks the intestines causing vomiting and diarrhea. It can be shed in stool and remains active in the environment where other animals can contract it.

Core vaccines help maintain your dog’s health and include:

  • Distemper
  • Parvovirus
  • Hepatitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Bordetella
  • Rabies

Likewise, core vaccines for cats are:

  • Feline distemper combination
  • Feline leukemia for kittens
  • Rabies

Puppies and kittens require several rounds of vaccines to make sure the immune system is protected and strengthened, as well as deworming to rid your pet of internal parasites that can be transferred to humans. We always tailor the type of parasite prevention needed to your individual pet.