RECOMMENDED CANINE VACCINATION SCHEDULE
DHPP Puppies should receive DHPP vaccinations at 3-4 week intervals beginning as early as 6 weeks, and extending through 16 weeks. Adult dogs with no known vaccination history should be boosted with two injections of DHPP. The above vaccination schedule for puppies as well as adult dogs should be followed by a DHPP booster one year later, then a DHPP booster every three years thereafter. This is a core vaccine.
RABIES Puppies should receive a Rabies vaccine at 16 weeks of age and a Rabies booster one year later. Following this booster, the law requires revaccination every three years. Adult dogs with no vaccination history should follow the same vaccine regime as puppies. This is a core vaccine.
BORDATELLA Bordatella (kennel cough) vaccine should be used in kennel or groomer situations where a problem may exist. One dose gives protection in 2-7 days. This vaccine must be administered intra nasally every six to twelve months. This is not a core vaccine.
LEPTOSPIROSIS This vaccine should be given to country dogs or dogs that are around livestock or wildlife. It should be given to puppies starting at 12 weeks and boosted at 16 weeks then boosted every year for at risk dogs. This is not a core vaccine.
RECOMMENDED FELINE VACCINATION SCHEDULE
FVRCP Kittens should receive FVRCP vaccinations at 3-4 week intervals beginning as early as 6 weeks , and extending through 16 weeks. Adult cats with no known vaccination history should receive 2 doses of FVRCP given 3-4 weeks apart. A booster should follow one year later, then at three year intervals. This is a core vaccine.
RABIES Rabies vaccination is recommended for all cats. The vaccine regime is initial immunization at 16 weeks, then a booster one year later, and subsequent re-vaccination at one year intervals. This is a core vaccine.
FELV (Feline Leukemia) Kittens should receive 2 doses of the FELV vaccine. The first dose should be given at 9 weeks of age and followed by a second dose 3-4 weeks later. Boosters should be given yearly. FELV is not recommended for those cats kept strictly indoors. This is not a core vaccine.
Regardless of the three year vaccination regime, a general wellness examination of the patient should be done yearly and should include a thorough history, a physical examination, appropriate diagnostic testing, and discussions with the doctor regarding nutrition, diet, weight control etc. California state law requires us to see your pet at least once a year to refill prescriptions and maintain a doctor patient relationship.