Pet Vaccination Recommendations

Pet Vaccination Recommendations  at St. Francis 24 Hr Animal Hospital

DOGS

DHLPPC – Distemper combination

            Distemper – eye/nose discharge progressing to neurologic disease

            Hepatitis – liver infection

            Leptospirosis – kidney infection

            Parainfluenza – respiratory infection

            Parvo – intestinal infection

            Corona – intestinal infection

Bordatella – kennel cough, upper respiratory infection

Rabies – neurologic disease

Dogs under 16 weeks:

            DHLPPC every 3 weeks starting at 6 weeks, until at least 16 weeks old.

            Bordetella – intranasal at 12-16 weeks old, good for 6 mo.

            Rabies – at 12-16 weeks.  1st vaccine good for a year.

Dogs over 16 weeks with inadequate vaccine history

            DHLPPC now and repeat in 3 weeks.

            Bordetella – intranasal good for 6 mo.

            Rabies – 1st vaccine good for a year.

Dogs over 16 weeks due for yearly vaccinations

            DHLPPC – once yearly.

            Bordetella – intranasal every 6 months or annually if SQ

            Rabies – after 1st vaccine, once every 3 years.

 

CATS

FVRCPC – Feline distemper combination

            Feline viral rhinotracheitis – upper respiratory infection

            Calici virus – upper respiratory infection

            Panleukopenia – multiple signs related to suppression of all blood cells

            Chlamydia – upper respiratory and ocular signs

FeLV – Feline leukemia – immune system suppression

Rabies – neurologic disease

Cats under 16 weeks:

            Feline Leukemia blood test recommended for all kittens.

            FVRCP every 3 weeks starting at 6 weeks until at least 15 weeks old.

            FeLV starting at 12 weeks, for a series of two vaccines 3 weeks apart.

            Rabies at 12-16 weeks old.  1st vaccine good for a year.

Cats over 16 weeks with inadequate vaccine history:

            Feline Leukemia blood test recommended.

            FVRCP now and repeat in 3 weeks.

            FeLV now and repeat in 3 weeks.

            Rabies now, 1st vaccine good for a year.

Cats over 16 weeks due for yearly vaccines:

            FVRCP once yearly

            FeLV once yearly if an outdoor or indoor/outdoor cat.

            Rabies – after 1st year, once every 3 years.