Congratulations on your new pet! Now is the time you will want to bring them into your veterinarian to make sure they receive the proper vaccines and care to get them off to a great start as they grow.
Our New Puppy and New Kitten Packages under the age of 8 Months Includes:
- New Patient Exam
- First Vaccine
- Nail Trim
- First Month of Heartworm Prevention and Flea Prevention
- 20 % off Spay or Neuter
There is also a package that offers a microchip. For package prices please call the clinic.
What to expect during your first visit with your new kitten or puppy:
First, the technician will get the temperature and weight of your new friend.Then the doctor will come in and listen to their he
art and lungs. They will check their eyes, ears, and mouth. They also discuss important things that will help keep them healthy as they continue to grow like nutrition and heartworm prevention.
What Vaccines does my puppy or kitten need?
Our clinic recommends the following vaccine schedule:
DA(P)P: Distemper, Adenovirus, (Para-influenza), Parvovirus. The first vaccines should be given at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, and then 16 weeks. It should be boosted one year later, and then every three years thereafter.
RABIES: The initial vaccine should be given between 12-16 weeks of age. It should be boosted one year later, then every three years.
There are other vaccines that should be given that are considered Non-Core vaccine and are only given if your pet is considered to be “at risk” and will be discussed with you during your veterinary visit. Those vaccines are:
FVRCP: combination vaccine which protects against a common, contagious viral, flu-like complex. It is an upper respiratory disease cause by various viruses and bacteria. The first vaccine should be given at 6 to 8 weeks of age, the second being given at 10 to 12 weeks. It is then boosted annually, and then every three years after.
FeLV: Feline Leukemia virus is recommended for all cats but very important for those that may go outside. This is given when your cat is considered at risk. The first vaccine should be given beginning at 6 to 8 weeks old, the second being administered at 10 to 12 weeks of age. This vaccine should be boosted one more time yearly, and then every 3 years after booster vaccine is given.
RABIES: is required at 12 weeks of age or older. The first vaccine is effective for one year and then given every year thereafter. We are proud to share with you that we are now using PureVax feline rabies vaccines. There is something called adjuvant in standard rabies vaccines which can cause tumors in cats which are very invasive and often fatal. Although this is rather rare, this does not seem important when it is your cat.