Pet Vaccinations

For adult pets, we recommend vaccine appointments every

six months.

Depending on your pet’s age and vaccination history, your veterinarian might recommend a custom vaccination plan. It is our goal to keep vaccines cost-efficient, which is why we offer a free vaccine with your pet’s first wellness exam. In addition to our recommended wellness schedule, we can provide you with health certificates and proof of your pet’s vaccination history upon request.

Keeping your pet up-to-date on his or her shots is one of your most important responsibilities as a pet parent. Certain vaccines – such as the rabies vaccine – are required by law, while others are recommended by veterinarians to keep pets happy and healthy. Routine pet vaccinations in Chino Valley protect your four-legged companions from potentially deadly diseases and help keep the community safe. Getting your pet vaccinated is a quick and easy process, and staying on schedule requires only a few appointments each year.

Vaccinating your pet against common illnesses and infections is a vital step in ensuring your pet’s long-term health and wellness. There are quite a few myths and misconceptions about vaccines for pets out there, including the idea that indoor pets don’t need them. The truth is that vaccinations are important for all animals.

When it comes to pet vaccinations in Prescott, dogs typically require Rabies and DHPP (4 way). Bordetella, Rattlesnake, and Leptospirosis vaccines may also be recommended depending on your pet’s lifestyle. Talk to the vet about any potential risks your dog may be exposed to. While cats typically require Rabies and RCP (3 way), FeLV may also be recommended depending on their lifestyle. The veterinarian may recommend additional vaccines for your pet as appropriate.

Dog Vaccinations

The DAPP dog vaccine provides protection against canine distemper, adenovirus, para-influenza and parvo. This immunization should be given to puppies at six to eight weeks old. To eliminate the possibility of maternal antibody competition, we recommend continuing the DAPP vaccination every three to four weeks until your pup has reached 16 weeks of age. We administer this dog vaccine one year after the last puppy shot is given and once every three years afterward.

Bordetella, also known as kennel cough, is a very common and contagious illness that affects the canine respiratory system. The bordetella dog vaccine is administered intranasally during the first puppy visit. An injectable vaccine is given three to four weeks after the intranasal dose, and then the vaccinations rotate between intranasal and injectable doses.

Leptospirosis, also known as lepto, is a bacterial disease that can affect both humans and pets. It occurs all over the world and leads to liver and kidney damage as well as death if left untreated. Humans and pets can get this bacterial infection by coming into contact with infected wild animals (e.g., opossums, skunks, raccoons and rodents), lepto-infested water or infected urine. Since this disease can harm animals and humans, we encourage dogs to receive this immunization via two initial doses three weeks apart, and then on a yearly basis.

It is by law that all domesticated dogs must be vaccinated against rabies when they receive their initial shots as puppies at or after 12 weeks of age. Rabies is a deadly virus that affects the brain and spinal cord of all mammals, including dogs and humans. Therefore, it is very important to protect your pet from this virus. An adult booster shot is given a year later and administered every three years afterward.

Cat Vaccinations

Rabies is a deadly virus that affects the brain and spinal cord of all mammals, including cats and humans. This being the case, it is very important to protect your pet from this virus. At Chino Valley Animal Hospital, kittens receive this cat vaccine one time after they reach 12 weeks of age. Following the initial vaccine, adult pets receive the Purevax® form of this cat vaccination yearly for the most advanced safety and protection.

FVRCP cat vaccine is our “feline distemper” vaccination that protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici virus and panleukopenia. These diseases are highly contagious among cats and can have devastating effects on their respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. Our feline patients should receive this cat shot when they are kittens, starting at six weeks of age. This cat vaccination should be given every three weeks until the kitten is 16 weeks old, as it will confidently ensure there is not any maternal antibody competition. Once the initial immunizations have been administered, we administer this cat vaccine one year after the last kitten shot is given and once every three years afterward.

FeLV (i.e., feline leukemia virus) is a deadly viral disease that wreaks havoc on affected cats’ immune systems and can lead to an array of cancerous conditions including leukemia. Because symptoms can remain hidden for months or even years in affected cats, many owners don’t realize there is a problem until it is too late and other cats in the household have already been exposed to the disease. For the best protection, our feline friends should start receiving this cat vaccination beginning at nine weeks of age. After the second set of immunizations is given, a booster is administered one year later, and then every three years afterward.

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