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Rabies Vaccine: Rabies is a zoonotic virus that causes acute encephalitis (swelling of the brain) that can often be fatal. It is transmitted through a bite from an infected animal. After the first vaccination, your pet is protected for one year and then for 3 years after their second vaccination. Each subsequent Rabies vaccination is considered current for 3 years.
Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza (DA2PP) Vaccine: This is a combination vaccine that protects your dog from multiple viruses. Puppies 3 to 6 months of age are most at risk for contracting these diseases, which can be fatal. We recommend three DA2PP vaccinations for your puppy spread over the first 8 to 16 weeks of his life followed by boosters every 2-3 years.
Bordetella Vaccine: Commonly known as the kennel cough vaccine, cases of bordetella often present after contact with other infected dogs at boarding facilities, day care, grooming or dog parks. Coughing and gagging are often the only symptoms. The vaccination protects your dog for up to a year. However, many boarding facilities require your pet to be vaccinated for bordetella every 6 months. Please check with your boarding facility prior to vaccinating your pet to ensure your pet receives the correct immunizations. If you are planning to vaccinate your dog for bordetella for the first time, it may need to be boostered in 3-4 weeks.
Leptospirosis Vaccine: Spread through the urine of wildlife, leptospirosis can lead to acute kidney and liver failure in dogs. It can also be spread from dogs to humans. This vaccine is given to dogs that are exposed to areas with wildlife and is current for up to one year. If you are planning to vaccinate your dog for leptospirosis for the first time, it will need to be boostered in 3-4 weeks.
Rabies Vaccine: Rabies is a zoonotic virus that causes acute encephalitis (swelling of the brain) that can often be fatal. It is transmitted through a bite from an infected animal. Feline rabies vaccines are current for one year. We use a non-adjuvanted rabies vaccine.
Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus (FVRCP): This is a combination vaccine that protects your cat from multiple viruses. Kittens are most at risk for contracting these diseases, especially if they are indoor/outdoor felines. After the initial vaccination, your pet is protected for 1 year. Any subsequent vaccinations are current for 3 years.
Leukemia (FeLV) Vaccine: Feline leukemia virus is the leading viral killer of cats. The virus is spread from cat-to-cat through bite wounds, through casual contact with infected cats, and from an infected mother cat to her kittens. The individuals most at risk of infection are outdoor cats, indoor/outdoor cats, and cats exposed to such individuals. Cats living in households with FeLV-infected cats or with cats of unknown infection status are also at risk. Indoor-only cats with no exposure to potentially infected cats are extremely unlikely to become infected. If we determine that your cat is at risk, a blood test will be performed to confirm negative leukemia status. If you are vaccinating your cat for the first time, a booster will be needed in 3-4 weeks. Following the initial series, your pet will be protected for 1 year. Any subsequent vaccinations are current for 2-3 years.
Arvada Veterinary Hospital
6645 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003