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Posted on 08-09-2016
Here at Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic, we strive to provide all the veterinary services your pet needs to lead a long and healthy life. One of the many services we offer and that we highly recommend for our clients is that of vaccinations and immunizations. In most cases, your pet will need at least one vaccination or booster each year to protect him or her from any number of illnesses and diseases, including rabies. Not sure where to start or which vaccinations your pet needs? Not to worry! Our team of veterinary professionals is here to help.
For dogs, we generally recommended the rabies vaccine for puppies as early as four months. From there, a rabies booster s recommended a year later, followed by three-year vaccines from that point on. We may also recommend the DA2PP vaccine, which is ideal for protecting against a number of illnesses and viruses, such as:
Puppies should receive a series of these vaccinations within the first few months of life.
Other vaccinations we may recommend for puppies and adult dogs alike include vaccines for leptospirosis, bordetella (kennel cough), and Lyme Disease.
If you have a kitten or cat, the vaccination schedule may be slightly different. Rabies vaccinations should be given between 16 and 20 weeks of birth, whereas follow-up vaccines may be once a year or once every three years (depending on the specific vaccine used). The FVRCPP vaccine is also recommended to protect against everything from "cat fever" to respiratory diseases and is usually recommended every three years. Some cats may also need vaccinated against Feline Leukemia Virus.
If your pet is in need of updated vaccinations (or if you're not sure), we advise you to schedule an appointment with our team at Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic. Call today to request an appointment or find out more about our vaccination and immunization services!
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