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Skyline Veterinary Clinic - Elkhorn, NE - Cat and Dog Vaccination Protocol
Canine Vaccination Protocol: Skyline Veterinary Clinic recommends a 3 year Rabies for dogs. (After the 4 month and 1 year booster). The Distemper Parvo (DA2PP) vaccination will be at a 3 year interval, offset from when the Rabies vaccination is given. The Leptospirosis vaccination will be given to all puppies twice, then every year thereafter. The Bordetella Intranasal vaccination is given once to puppies, then every 6-12 months. Dogs who have exposure to other dogs (boarding, grooming, daycare, dog parks, showing, training, or a neighbor dog with these exposures) may want to booster every 6 months. All other dogs will have it once per year.
Example of what this would look like in a new puppy:
6 and 9 weeks: DA2PP; 12 weeks:DA2PP, Leptospirosis , Bordetella Intranasal; 15 weeks: DA2PP, Leptospirosis, Rabies
1 year: DA2PP, Bordetella Intranasal, Leptospirosis, Rabies
2 years: DA2PP, Leptospirosis, Bordetella Intranasal
3 years: Leptospirosis, Bordetella Intranasal
4 years: Rabies, Leptospirosis, Bordetella Intranasal
Feline Vaccination Protocol: Skyline Veterinary Clinic recommends a PureVax 1 year Rabies for cats due to its decreased risk of causing localized sarcomas or inflammation at the vaccination site. The 3 year Rabies is still available at client request only. The Feline Distemper (FVRCP) vaccination will be at a 3 year interval, offset from the Rabies vaccination. The FVRCP vaccination will be given annually for 2 years after kitten vaccinations. The Feline Leukemia (FeLV) vaccination will be given to all kittens twice, a year later, then every year in cats who may go outside at all and every other year in cats who do not sneak outside.
Example of what this would look like in a new kitten:
6 and 9 weeks: FVRCP;12 weeks: FeLV test, FVRCP, FeLV;15 weeks: FeLV, FVRCP, Rabies
1 year: FVRCP, FeLV, Rabies
2 years: Rabies, FeLV
3 years: Rabies, FeLV
4 years: Rabies, FeLV, FVRCP
*Most pets will not have any side effects from vaccines. The most common side effects are localized pain or swelling at the site of the injection, mild lethargy, and low grade fever. These usually resolve on their own within 24 hours and do not require treatment. More severe reactions are less common, but can present as vomiting, diarrhea, facial swelling, and hives. If these symptoms occur, please seek medical attention. With any vaccine, anaphylaxis (a very severe and potentially fatal hypersensitivity reaction) is a risk but is very rare.