Vaccine Protocol

Our vaccine protocol is determined by the continuous research performed at UC Davis, who evaluate the benefits versus the risks of administering vaccines currently available on the market.  We outline below the vaccines we consider to be beneficial and necessary to protect our canine and feline friends.  For more in depth information you can visit the UC Davis vaccine guidelines page by clicking on the following link:

UC Davis School of Medicine Vaccine Protocol

Canine

DHP: (Distemper/Hepatitis/Parvo) given every 3-4 weeks starting at 6-9 weeks of age and continuing until 16 weeks or later.
Bordetella: (prevents against some infectious coughs) given once as a puppy (usually around 9 weeks of age) and then every 6 months thereafter.  Usually administered intranasally to dogs who are exposed to other dogs.
Rabies: Given at 16 weeks or after.  Booster in 1 year then every 3 years for life.  Required by California Law.

All puppies will be given their final DHP at 16 weeks of age.  Depending at what age they first receive this vaccine, will depend if they receive 3 or 4 during puppyhood.

Feline

FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis/Calici Virus/Panleukopenia): given every 3-4 weeks starting at 6-9 weeks of age and continuing until 16 weeks or later.
FELV: (Feline Leukemia): Requires 2 vaccines to be given 3 weeks apart as a kitten (usually starts around 9 weeks of age) or a new vaccine.  Leukemia/Aids test usually performed first.  Recommended for cats that go outside unattended.  Booster yearly for life.
Rabies: given at 16 weeks of age.  Booster yearly for life.  Recommended for all cats.

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