for Dogs & Cats
Pet vaccines protect our companions from dangerous diseases helping them live longer, healthier lives. At Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic, we weigh the risks and benefits of the available vaccinations and create a prevention plan that is just right for your pet.
Area pet owners may choose to visit our sister practice, Carriage Hills Animal Hospital, for the same extraordinary pet wellness care and a variety of veterinary services.
Vaccine Guidelines for Dogs & Cats
The AAHA Dog & Cat Vaccine Guidelines clearly state that all pets are different and vaccine decisions should be made on an individual basis. Issues to consider include:
- Health status
Vaccine concerns may depend upon where you live and lifestyle choices. We personalize an immunization program to meet the needs, risks, and lifestyle factors of your pet.
These vaccines are generally recommended for all dogs to protect against diseases that are serious, contagious, or potentially fatal:
- Bordetella/kennel cough
These vaccines are given during the initial puppy series, boostered at one year. As the dog matures, we may convert to every three years to provide proper immunity with the least amount of vaccinations.
These vaccines are reserved for dogs at specific risk for infection due to exposure situations such as boarding, dog parks, dog shows, and rural environments:
- Lyme disease
- Canine influenza
These vaccines are generally recommended for all cats to protect against diseases that are serious, contagious, or potentially fatal:
- Feline upper respiratory diseases
- Feline leukemia virus
These vaccines are given during the initial kitten series, boostered at one year. As the cat matures we may convert to every three years, to provide proper immunity with the least amount of vaccinations. For your cat’s safety, we use adjuvant-free Merial vaccines.