DANFORTH VETERINARY CLINIC
Annual Vaccinations For Cats & Dogs Help To Promote Longevity By Reducing The Risk Of Infection From Common Diseases
Whether a puppy, kitten, adult dog or cat, our vaccination appointments are affordable, quick, informative and ultra-comfortable for your pet. One of our Veterinarian Doctors will perform a full physical examination and take the time to go through any questions you have about keeping your pet in perfect health.
Why Come To Us For Your Pet's Vaccinations?
We always discuss with clients which vaccines are necessary or recommended for their pet based on their specific needs and risk factors.
We create a comfortable and supportive environment for pets to feel safe during injections and all other procedures.
We inform and educate pet owners of potential reactions and take the proper precautions when necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vaccinations
Q: When should my puppy or kitten be vaccinated?
A: Puppies/Kittens should receive their first vaccine between 6-8 weeks of age. Two booster appointments will follow, 3-4 weeks apart.
Q: What vaccines will my dog or cat receive?
A: Cats are vaccinated against FVRCP, which protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia. They are also vaccinated against Rabies.
For outdoor cats, the Feline Leukemia vaccine is also recommended to protect your pet from other cats it may have contact with in the wild. Stray cats may be infected with the virus, which is spread through bodily fluids such as blood and saliva.
Dogs are vaccinated against DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza) and Rabies.
Depending on your dog’s lifestyle, there are three other vaccines that may be recommended:
- The Leptospirosis vaccine protects against a bacterial virus that is spread through wildlife urine (eg. Skunks, raccoons).
- Bordetella protects against kennel cough.
- The Lyme vaccine will help protect your dog against Lyme disease if ticks are a concern in your area.
Q: How often should my cat or dog be vaccinated?
A: In many cases the rabies vaccine and core vaccine (DA2PP, FVRCP) will last 3 years, assuming they were boostered properly. Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Lyme, and Feline Leukemia need to be boostered annually.
Q: How much do cat and dog vaccinations cost?
A: We know this is the biggest question most people have, but it really is difficult to give an accurate quote for vaccinations without knowing such things as which type of pet you have, its medical history, etc. Please call us with those details and we'll be happy to provide you with a quote.