Puppy & Kitten Wellness / Vaccinations

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

We give puppies their first set of vaccinations at eight weeks of age. Additional vaccinations are given every three to four weeks until the puppy is 16 weeks old. We then vaccinate yearly to maintain your pet’s immunity.

Vaccinations are given to prevent, not cure, disease. When your dog is injected with a vaccine, the animal’s immune system produces antibodies that work against the viruses or bacteria that cause the disease. Later, if your pet is exposed to that disease, these antibodies will help destroy those viruses or bacteria.

P1 - First Puppy Visit (8 Weeks):

Wellness Exam
DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)
Fecal (Test for internal parasites, worms)
Plus heartworm preventative
If the fecal is positive for parasites, your puppy will be treated with the appropriate medication.


Your puppy will be started on heartworm preventative on his /her first visit. Puppies grow quickly and usually require a change in dose frequently until they reach maturity. 

P2 - Second Puppy Visit (12 Weeks):

Wellness Exam
DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)
Rabies
Bordatella (Kennel Cough) and Lyme Disease Vaccines- As needed
Flea and Tick preventative available
Plus heartworm preventative

P3 - Third Puppy Visit (16 Weeks):

Wellness Exam
DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)
Bordatella (Kennel Cough) and Lyme Disease Vaccines- As needed
Flea and Tick preventative available
Plus heartworm preventative
Preanesthetic labwork for spay or neuter

P4 - Fourth Puppy Visit (6 Months):

Spay or Neuter
Microchip Implantation
Continued Heartworm and Flea Preventative

Kitten Vaccination Schedule

We give Kittens their first set of vaccinations at eight weeks of age. Additional vaccinations are given every three to four weeks until the kitten is 16 weeks old. We then vaccinate yearly to maintain your pet’s immunity.

Vaccinations are given to prevent, not cure, disease. When your cat is injected with a vaccine, the animal’s immune system produces antibodies that work against the viruses or bacteria that cause the disease. Later, if your pet is exposed to that disease, these antibodies will help destroy those viruses or bacteria.

K1 - First Kitten Visit (8 Weeks):

Wellness Exam
FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia) which is commonly called a Feline Distemper vaccine
Fecal (Test for internal parasites, worms)
Feline Leukemia / Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Screen
Flea and Tick preventative available


If the fecal is positive for parasites, your kitten will be treated with the appropriate medication.

K2 - Second Kitten Visit (12 Weeks):

Wellness Exam
FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia) which is commonly called a Feline Distemper vaccine
Fecal (Only if positive for parasites on the first visit)
Rabies (1Year)
Feline Leukemia vaccination (outdoor cats)
Flea and Tick preventative available

K3 - Third Kitten Visit (16 Weeks)

Wellness Exam
FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia) which is commonly called a Feline Distemper vaccine
Feline Leukemia Booster (outdoor cats)
Preanesthetic labwork for spay or neuter
Flea and Tick preventative available

K4 - Fourth Kitten Visit (6 Months)

Spay or Neuter
Microchip Implantation
Continued Flea and Tick preventative available

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