Vaccines are a major factor in your pet’s healthcare and can provide significant protection against deadly viruses, including rabies and distemper. Here in Altamonte Springs, FL, we offer a variety of cat and dog vaccinations to protect and support every pet with regard for their unique needs and lifestyle. We customize every pet’s vaccine schedule to suit them, which ensures they stay protected with minimal risk of being over-vaccinated.
Vaccines We Offer for Dogs and Cats
Dogs and cats each have specific vaccines we recommend to keep them healthy, and we provide the following for their protection.
- Feline Rhinotracheitis (FVRCP)
- Feline Leukemia (FeLV)
Our General Timeline for Puppy and Kitten Vaccines
It’s important to begin vaccinating your pet when they’re quite young, since their natural antibodies (obtained while nursing) will start to fade when they are 6-8 weeks old. When we vaccinate puppies and kittens, we space out their booster shots to prevent over-vaccination. Too many vaccines in a short amount of time can cause a vaccine reaction in your pet, and as always, their health and safety are our foremost concerns.
Here’s what we suggest for puppies and kittens starting out with their vaccines:
1st round of vaccines, 8-9 weeks old: First distemper (DAPP) booster and Bordetella
2nd round of vaccines, 11-12 weeks old: Second distemper booster and first Leptospirosis booster
3rd (final) round of vaccines, 13-15 weeks old: Annual distemper booster and rabies vaccine
1st round of vaccines, 8-9 weeks old: First FVRCP and FeLV boosters
2nd round of vaccines, 11-12 weeks old: Second FVRCP booster and annual FeLV booster
3rd round of vaccines, 13-15 weeks old: Annual FVRCP vaccine and rabies vaccine