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Vaccines

Dogs and cats, and especially puppies and kittens, are highly susceptible to a number of infectious diseases. By far the most important in the Yuma area are canine Parvovirus and feline leukemia. Because of our weather, we have more problems with Parvo than anywhere else in the United States. The vaccinations your pet receives may vary with the area of the country and the prevalence of diseases. At FAH, the following vaccinations are recommended. Most puppies should begin the Distemper-Parvo combination shot at 6 to 7 weeks of age.  They will require boosters until they are 16 weeks of age.

Dogs

Age Vaccine
6-7 weeks distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, parvo
9-10 weeks distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, parvo,
12-13 weeks distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, parvo,
15-16 weeks rabies, parvo

Dogs with special needs may be vaccinated against Bordetella (kennel cough), Kittens and puppies should be vaccinated for rabies at 4 months of age. Rabies boosters are given 1 year later, then every 3 years, unless given by the YCHS in which case it is only good for 1 year. All dogs are required by law to have a rabies vaccination.

Kittens around 12 weeks of age should be tested for Leukemia/Feline Immunodeficiency Virus prior to bringing them home. Kittens and cats at high risk, i.e., exposed to other cats whose vaccination status is unknown, should receive the Leukemia vaccine in addition to the feline combination (FVRCP). Rabies is required by law if you live in city limits.

Cats

Age Vaccine
8 to 10 weeks Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia
11 to 12 weeks Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, chlamydia, panleukopenia, leukemia
15 to 16 weeks Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia chlamydia, leukemia, Rabies

 

 

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