Vaccines are an important part of your pets health care, greatly reducing the spread of many contagious diseases. The type of vaccinations we recommend depends on each individual pet's age, lifestyle, and health condition. Not every vaccine may be appropriate for every pet.
Core vaccines are those that are advised for most pets to protect against diseases that are widespread, and cause significant illness.
For dogs the core vaccines are:
- Canine parvovirus (CPV)
- Canine distemper virus (CDV)
- Canine adenovirus (CAV)
- Canine parainfluenza virus (CPiV)
- Canine rabies virus
Core vaccines for cats are:
- Feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV1)
- Feline calicivirus (FCV)
- Feline panleukopenia (FPV)
- Feline rabies virus
Non-core vaccinations, also called lifestyle vaccines, are based on each pet's lifestyle risk factors.
- Bordetella bronchiseptica: also known as 'kennel cough'
- Canine influenza virus: Canine “flu”
Dogs at risk for these diseases are those that visit boarding kennels , groomers, dog shows or come in close contact with other dogs such as at dog parks.
- Canine leptospira vaccine: recommended for dogs that are exposed to livestock or areas frequented by wildlife.
- Canine borrelia burgdorferi vaccine: Lyme disease
Recommended for dogs who visit the east coast or local areas where Lyme disease has been reported.
- Canine rattlesnake vaccine: Recommended for dogs that are likely to encounter a rattlesnake.
- Feline leukemia virus: (FeLV)
- Recommended for cats that spend time outdoors or may come into contact with cats of unknown feline leukemia status.