Vaccines

 

This Is the Vaccine Protocol for Encino Veterinary Clinic

Puppies receive vaccines at 8 weeks old, 12 weeks old, and 16 weeks of age.   If a puppy starts vaccines at 12 weeks of age or older, it only need two sets of vaccines.   If a puppy starts vaccines before the age of 8 weeks, those vaccines do not count.   They still need the series of three vaccines.

  • DHP-P at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks of age.  Boosters are due a year later.

  • Coronavirus vaccine at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, and 16 weeks of age.

  • Bordetella, using BOTH the injectable and the intranasal, given twice, 3-4 weeks apart when they are 8 weeks of age or older.

  • Rabies at 4 months of age or older.   Duration of this vaccine is one year when given to dogs under one year of age.   Dogs over one year of age get three years of protection from Rabies immunization.

  • Coronavirus vaccine.   Recommended for ALL puppies under one year of age.  After the first year, this vaccine is elective.  For strictly backyard dogs, it is probably not needed.  For dogs that go on walks and visit parks, it is recommended.  Although Coronavirus is seldom a serious disease in dogs, its prevention is recommended considering that dogs with other diseases such as parasitism can become very ill if coronavirus is added to their parasite burden.  Also, Coronavirus infections in people, especially children,  may be very serious.  Since dogs sniff butts and poop, and lick people, the potential for transmission of Coronavirus transmission to people is real.   I recommend Coronavirus vaccination of the family dogs for all families with young children regardless if the dog is a backyard dog or not.

  • Bordetella.   There is no such thing as “kennel cough”.  Kids get coughs and infections from other kids, and we don’t call it “school cough”, or “day care cough”.   Two miniature pincers came down with severe Bordetella infection requiring hospitalization for both of them, and they NEVER EVER LEAVE THEIR HOUSE. Both dogs defacate and pee on newspapers on the balcony of a three story condo.  It is important to realize that bacteria and viruses come to every house with the water meter reader, the electric meter reader, the gas meter reader, UPS/Fedex/US Mail delivery persons, gardeners, water delivery people, pool man, visitors, and on the bottom of the owner’s own shoes.  There is no such thing as a closed environment in this day and age.

Vaccines for Cats and Kittens
All Cats Need Vaccination, Even Indoor Cats – Here’s Why:

Your cat could accidentally get outdoors and have a run-in with a rabid animal. If your rabid cat then came inside and bit you, you would most likely die. It’s not worth the risk. Rabid rodents occasionally get inside houses, and if your cat tangles with a rabid rat, and what cat wouldn’t want to, then it could tranfer the rabies to you or your family. Again, not worth the risk. If your cat ever got outside and ran away, the next stop could likely be the animal shelter, where disease runs rampant. The stressful conditions of an animal shelter, combined with exposure to various diseases could make your cat susceptible. Sometimes cats that start out living indoors, end up living outdoors, due to lifestyle change. And your cat needs time to build up immunity to disease.

  • Kittens:  FVRCP at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks of age.

  • FeLV vaccine at 12 weeks of age and 16 weeks of age

  • Rabies vaccine at 16 weeks of age.

  • ALL KITTENS NEED A FeLV/FIV  test (test for feline AIDS and Feline Leukemia Virus)

  • Coronavirus vaccine.   Recommended for ALL puppies under one year of age.  After the first year, this vaccine is elective.  For strictly backyard dogs, it is probably not needed.  For dogs that go on walks and visit parks, it is recommended.  Although Coronavirus is seldom a serious disease in dogs, its prevention is recommended considering that dogs with other diseases such as parasitism can become very ill if coronavirus is added to their parasite burden.  Also, Coronavirus infections in people, especially children,  may be very serious.  Since dogs sniff butts and poop, and lick people, the potential for transmission of Coronavirus transmission to people is real.   I recommend Coronavirus vaccination of the family dogs for all families with young children regardless if the dog is a backyard dog or not.

  • Bordetella.   There is no such thing as “kennel cough”.  Kids get coughs and infections from other kids, and we don’t call it “school cough”, or “day care cough”.   Two miniature pincers came down with severe Bordetella infection requiring hospitalization for both of them, and they NEVER EVER LEAVE THEIR HOUSE. Both dogs defacate and pee on newspapers on the balcony of a three story condo.  It is important to realize that bacteria and viruses come to every house with the water meter reader, the electric meter reader, the gas meter reader, UPS/Fedex/US Mail delivery persons, gardeners, water delivery people, pool man, visitors, and on the bottom of the owner’s own shoes.  There is no such thing as a closed environment in this day and age.

Other Vaccines

  • Lyme Disease

  • Rattlesnake Vaccine – Great vaccines for dogs living in areas where there are snakes/ticks and animals that go hiking.  Need an initial vaccine and a booster one month later.  Boosters yearly.

LASTLY, ALL PUPPIES AND KITTENS SHOULD RECEIVE A MICROCHIP!!!

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