Vaccinations

Puppy Vaccinations: Vaccinations are a vital part of protecting your puppy against potentially life-threatening diseases. We recommend puppies have their first distemper/parvo combination vaccine (DHPP) at 6-8 weeks of age followed by additional distemper/parvo and leptospirosis vaccines about 3 weeks apart until the age of 16 weeks. Please note: the leptospirosis vaccine portion is not given until the puppy is at least 12 weeks of age.

Puppies should receive a rabies vaccination at 16 weeks of age.

Other vaccinations that are available for your canines:

Bordetella (Kennel Cough)

CIV-H3N2/H3N8 (Flu)

Lyme

Kitten Vaccinations: As with puppies, vaccinations for kittens are vital for their protection against life-threatening diseases. We recommend kittens have their first distemper combination vaccine (FRCP) at the age of 6-8 weeks with additional vaccines given 3 weeks apart until the kitten is 16 weeks old. Rabies vaccinations are given at about 16 weeks of age.

Feline leukemia vaccines (Feleuk) are also available. This can be important in a multiple cat environment, or if your cat goes outside. We recommend kittens be tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), two incurable diseases.

As noted above, the first rabies for puppies and kittens is given at about 16 weeks of age with the rabies booster given 12 months later, and thereafter every three years in the Commonwealth of Virginia. RABIES VACCINATIONS FOR BOTH DOGS AND CATS IS REQUIRED BY LAW.

NOTE: if boarding and/or grooming your pet, contact the boarding kennel or grooming establishment you are going to use so as to ascertain what is required before you schedule. They can vary greatly!

Please bring any vaccination records with you that we may not have. It helps us to better care for your pets and serve their needs!