Dog Vaccinations

Rabies: California state law requires all dogs older than 4 months of age to be currently vaccinated against rabies. Rabies vaccinations may be effective for either 1 year or 3 years.  The first rabies vaccination is effective for 1 year, and after the first year’s vaccination, subsequent rabies vaccinations are effectual for 3 years.

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Distemper: Severe, highly contagious multisystem viral disease. The virus causes fever, vomiting, diarrhea, dry cough, eye/nose discharge, pneumonia, seizures, blindness and death. The vaccine is highly effective at preventing the viral disease.

Infectious Canine Hepatitis (CAV-1): Viral disease that mainly affects the liver. The virus causes fever, vomiting, diarrhea, decrease appetite, lethargy, blue eye and possible death. The vaccine is effective at preventing the viral disease.

Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2) / Parainfluenza: Highly contagious respiratory viral disease. Also known as kennel cough complex. The virus causes harsh, dry, hacking cough. The vaccine limits the severity of clinical signs.

Parvovirus: Severe, highly contagious, debilitating viral gastroenteritis disease.  The virus causes lethargy, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, shock and death. The virus is resilient and can live in the environment for months to years. The vaccine is highly effective at preventing the disease.

Coronavirus: Acute, contagious viral enteritis disease. Like Parvo, but not as serious.  The virus causes mild inflammation of the small intestine, some vomiting and diarrhea. The Vaccine is highly effective at preventing the viral disease.

Bordetella: A Highly contagious bacterial infection of respiratory tract, also known as kennel cough complex. The bacteria causes harsh, dry, hacking cough. The vaccine limits the severity of clinical signs.

Lyme: The bacteria which causes Lyme disease in dogs and humans is tick borne. The bacteria causes lethargy, lameness, fever, joint swelling/pain, and damages vital organs such has the heart, liver, kidneys and nervous system. Humans also have alike clinical signs. The vaccine is highly effective and attacks the cell membrane and kills the bacteria.

Canine Influenza: (H3N8): Highly contagious respiratory viral disease. The virus is a newly emerging virus spreading in kennels, grooming facilities, pet stores and shelters. The virus causes lethargy, coughing, sneezing, eye/nose discharge and pneumonia. The vaccine is proven to significantly reduce the clinical signs, severity, and spread of canine influenza infection.

Rattlesnake: The vaccine is an aid in preventing pain, injury, and death from Rattlesnake bites.  The vaccine is designed to produce antibodies that can neutralize rattlesnake venom, thus delaying the onset of symptoms, lethargy, less severe symptoms, decrease in mortality rate, faster recovery times, and little to no tissue necrosis. It is recommended that a rattlesnake bite be treated at a veterinary emergency clinic that carries an antivenin.

Cat Vaccinations

Rabies:  The rabies vaccine is required by law. Rabies is a fatal viral disease of dogs, cats and humans. It is extremely important to vaccinate your pet.

FVRCPC: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (Herpes Virus): Highly contagious respiratory viral disease. The virus causes high fevers, corneal ulcers, frequent sneezing, conjunctivitis, rhinitis, salivation, anorexia, depression and pneumonia. Even if treated with success, the virus can lead to lifelong infection. The vaccine is effective at preventing the viral disease.

Calicivirus: Highly contagious respiratory viral disease. The virus causes oral ulcers, slight fever, depression, salivation, conjunctivitis and anorexia. Even if treated with success, the virus can lead to lifelong infection. The vaccine is effective at preventing the viral disease.

Panleukopenia (Feline Distemper): Highly contagious, fatal viral disease. The virus causes viral gastroenteritis, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, anorexia, lethargy and death. In neonates, causes brain damage (cerebellum), incoordination, and tremors forever. The vaccine is extremely important and effective at preventing the viral disease.

Chlamydia Psittaci: Highly contagious respiratory bacterial disease. The bacteria causes mucopurulent conjunctivitis, sneezing, and feline pneumonitis (pneumonia). The vaccine is effective at preventing the bacterial disease.

FeLV (Feline Leukemia): Feline Leukemia Virus is also known has the “friendly cat virus”, is a very dangerous virus that attacks the cat’s immune system. The infection can spread from casual contact; such has sharing water bowls to grooming. The virus can also be transmitted from an infected mother to her kittens. The infection causes lethargy, weight loss, large lymph nodes, gingivitis and death. Cats are at most risk outdoors and in multi-cat environments. The vaccine is extremely important and effective at preventing the viral disease.

FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis): FIP is a progressive and fatal systemic coronavirus disease. The virus attacks in two forms, a dry and wet form. The virus is common in catteries, multi-cat households, and outdoor cats. The infection mostly infects young or geriatric cats. Although a large number of cats may be infected with the feline coronavirus, only a few develop clinical FIP. There is no cure for FIP, and once clinical signs start, death is imminent. The intranasal vaccine helps prevent FIP.