Puppy/Kitten Wellness Care

Who doesn’t love to see healthy, happy puppies and kittens romping and rolling as they explore this whole new world before them? Bring your puppy or kitten in to see us and we’ll design a custom vaccination protocol for them based on:

  • Previous vaccinations
  • Their medical history and list of prior complaints
  • Previous vaccine side effects
  • Risk of exposure
  • Legal requirements for vaccination

 

What vaccines do we use? 

Occasionally pet owners want to know exactly what type of vaccines we use (brand, whether it’s “killed” or “modified live”).

For dogs/puppies, we have two different “distemper” vaccines:

  1. DAPP – This is our standard puppy booster. DAPP stands for Distemper-Adenovirus Type 2-Parvovirus-Parainfluenza. It is a modified live vaccine made by Nobivac (Merck Animal Health). We recommend puppies get this booster vaccine at 8, 12, and 15 weeks of age.
  2. Distemper-Parvo: This vaccine is a simpler version of the above (modified live, made by Nobivac) that does not contain Adenovirus or Parainfluenza. This is the vaccine of choice for owners who want to follow the Dr. Jean Dodds vaccination protocol.

We have four different rabies vaccines:

  1. Imrab1: This is a 1-year rabies vaccine primarily used for a puppy’s first rabies shot.
  2. Imrab3: This is a 3-year rabies vaccine available for dogs and cats (although we prefer to use the Purevax rabies vaccine for cats when possible). We also use Imrab3 for ferrets, but it is only licensed for 1 year in ferrets.
  3. Purevax Rabies 1-year (CATS ONLY): This vaccine is used for a kitten’s first rabies shot.
  4. Purevax Rabies 3-year (CATS ONLY): This vaccine is preferred for rabies protection for cats. Due to the laborious licensing process, this is one of the most expensive vaccines available for cats, but we feel strongly that it is the best and safest option for vaccinating your cat against rabies. Please call us for pricing or if you need more information.

FVRCP: We use Zoetis Felocell-3. This is a non-adjuvanted modified-live virus vaccine. Kittens receive a booster every 4 weeks, with the last booster occurring at about 16 weeks of age.

FeLV: We use Purevax FeLV vaccines for feline leukemia when it is deemed to be in the best interest of the cat or kitten (e.g. outdoor kitties).

 

We follow AAHA and AAFP guidelines for vaccination protocols, including location of injections.