Vaccinations

 

These are the vaccinations you need for your cat or dog. View our list of recommended Veterinarians for someone near you.

 
Vaccines for Cats
Core Vaccinations

Should be given to every cat

Rabies

It is given to kittens at 12 weeks old, with booster shots every year after that.

The rabies vaccine protects your cat against infection of the rabies virus. This vaccine is critical for the health of animals and humans alike.

 

FVRCP (distemper)

This vaccine starts about 8 weeks old and is given every three to four weeks until the kitten is 14 to 16 weeks old. It is given as a booster shot every year after that.

The FVRCP vaccine is a combination vaccine that protects your cat from many serious illnesses, the most common of which is distemper. Distemper affects the immune and neurological systems and can very quickly become fatal. 

 

Non-Core Vaccinations

Should be given when the situation needs it.

 

 

 

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Vaccines for Dogs
Core Vaccinations

Should be given to every dog

 

Rabies

It is given to puppies at 12 weeks old, with booster shots at one year and every three years after that.

The rabies vaccine protects your dog against infection of the rabies virus. This vaccine is critical for the health of animals and humans alike.

 

DA22P (distemper)

This vaccine starts around 6 to 8 weeks old and is given every three to four weeks until the puppy is 14 to 16 weeks old. It is given as a booster shot at one year, and again every three years.

The DA22P vaccine is a combination vaccine that protects your dog from many serious illnesses, the most common of which is distemper. Distemper affects the immune and neurological systems and can very quickly become fatal. 

 

Non-Core Vaccinations

Should be given when your vet recommends it.

 

Bordatella (kennel cough)

Any dogs who spend time in daycare, kennels, groomers, or boarding need this shot yearly

The bordatella vaccine protects against a highly contagious bacteria that causes respiratory tract infections in dogs.

 

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