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Most vaccines may be given just under the skin. The best site is the least sensitive area located behind the collar of your pet.

Some vaccines must be given directly into the muscle. The best site is the front area of a rear leg, between the hip and the knee.


COMMON CANINE DISEASES

CANINE DISTEMPER: Is a wide spread, often fatal viral disease. All dogs should be vaccinated against this deadly virus. This neurological disorder is one of the most feared canine diseases in the world. All dogs, even older ones, should be vaccinated.

CANINE ADENOVIRUS TYPES-1 & TYPE-2: Causes infectious hepatitis and respiratory infection, respectively. Hepatits caused by adenovirus type-1 my cause severe liver damage or death. Adenovirus type-2 is an important factor in kennel cough.

CANINE LEPTOSPIROSIS: Is a bacterial infection which may lead to permanent kidney damage. The disease is easy spead to other pets and to humans.

CANINE PARVOVIRUS: Is a disease of widespread distribution which may cause severe dehydrating diarrhea in dogs of varying ages. Parvovirus innfection is especially dangerous for puppies.

CANINE CORONAVIRUS: infection is a contagious intestinal disease causing vomiting and diarrhea in dogs of all ages.

CANINE BORDETELLA: Thirteen diffrent viruses & bacterias are implacated as the cause of canine cough. Many dog owners are led to believe that we can vaccinate for canine cough. The truth is that we can vaccinate for 3 of the 13 known components of the disease complex. Those 3 are Parainfluenza, Adenovirus cough, & Bordetella. By vaccinating for these 3 diseases, we eliminate about 90% of the cases of kennel cough. However, it is very possible to have completely vaccinated dogs and still get kennel cough. If the dogs are properly immunized, it would be very unlikely that the cough would be due to Parainfluenza, Adenovirus type-2 or Bordetella.

LYME: A bacterial disease spead mainly by the deer tick, but may also be spread by contact with other insects such as flies, fleas and ticks. Symptoms include fever, lethargy, weight loss and lameness, it can be fatal.

RABIES: A viral disease that attacks the brain. its is spread by the bite of other warm blooded animals especially skunks, raccoons, foxes, coyotes bats, and of course dogs and cats. this disease is alway fatal.


COMMON FELINE DISEASES

PANLEUKOPENIA: (feline distemper) is as highly contagious viral disease that is often fatal. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite.

RHINOTRACHEITIS: (FVR) is an upper respiratory disease that is often fatal in kittens. It is characterized by a mucous discharge from the eyes and nose, sneezing, loss of apetite, fever and eye inflamation.

CALICIVIRUS: is a lower respiratory disease that often leads to pneumonia. Symptoms are similar to Rhinotracheitis, but infected cats may have ulcers on their tongues and lips

CHLAMYDIA: (pneumonitis) is a repiratory disease that often leads to eye infections. Like other respiratory diseases, chlamydia may lead to pneumonia.

FELINE LEUKEMIA: is a viral disease that is often spread to other cats. It is usually fatal.


VETERINARIAN RECOMMENDED VACCINATION PROGRAMS

CANINE PROGRAM

Adults- Annually Distemper/Parov combo Vaccine.

RABIES VACCINE- The frequency of adminstration will depend on states regulation and dogs lifestyle. Vaccines may be given every one, two or three years.

LYME VACCINE- Given intramusculary at twelve weeks of age or older. Initial vaccination requires two vaccines 2 to 3 weeks apart. followed by annual boosters.

BORDETELLA: sometimes termed "Kennel cough" is a two dose series given 2 to 3 weeks apart followed by an annnual booster.

PUPPY VACCINATION SCHEDULE

Vaccines should be started between the ages of 5-8 weeks of age, and repeated every 3 weeks until puppy is 16 weeks old.


FELINE PROGRAM

Adults- Anually distemper/(panleukopenia), Rhino combo vaccine.

FELINE LEUKEMIA AND FIP- Vaccines will also depend on cats lifestyle. Outdoor cats are more likely to require protection from these diseases.

RABIES VACCINE- (same as canine)

KITTEN VACCINATION SCHEDULE

Vaccines should be started between the ages of 6-9 weeks of age, and repeated every 3 weeks until kitten is 14 weeks old.


we do require all pets staying with us to be current on vaccination