Garland Road Small Animal Hospital

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Pet Vaccine Protocol of Garland Road Small Animal Hospital

Animal Hospital Serving Waterville & Winslow, ME

The appropriate vaccinations are an important way to protect and prevent contagious and often fatal diseases.  The staff at Garland Road Veterinary Associates feels it is important to vaccinate based on a pet’s risk of exposure to disease.  We will discuss our recommendations for your pet and customize his or her vaccine schedule accordingly.

Vaccines are classified into two types:

  1. Core:  Vaccinations all pets should have.
  2. Non-core:  Vaccinations which pets with a certain lifestyle or living in a certain geographical area should have.

Please remember the importance of your pet being properly vaccinated.  If you have any questions regarding Garland Road Veterinary Associates Vaccine Protocol you may contact any of our staff for clarity and a free estimate on these vaccines.

Puppies

Puppy

Core Vaccines

  • Distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus (DHPP) is given at 6 – 8 weeks of age, then every 2 – 3 weeks until the puppy is 16 weeks or older.
  • Rabies is given at 12 weeks of age or older and will be boostered in 1 year.  This is required by Maine State Law, as this fatal disease can be transmitted to people.

Non-core Vaccines

  • Lyme and Leptospirosis vaccination at 9 weeks of age or older with a booster 3 weeks later
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough) at 8 weeks of age or older
  • Canine Influenza Vaccine (H3N8) is given at 6 weeks of age or older with a booster 2-4 weeks later

 

Adult Dogs

dog(Dogs who have received puppy vaccines and boosters)

Core Vaccines

  • Rabies every 3 years
  • Distemper (DHPP) yearly or every 2 years, depending on risk of exposure

Non-core Vaccines

  • Lyme vaccine every year
  • Leptospirosis vaccine every year
  • Bordetella vaccine every year depending on risk/lifestyle
  • Canine Influenza every year

Kittens

catsCore Vaccines

  • Distemper (rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, penleukopenis) FVRCP vaccine is given at 6 - 8 weeks of age, then every 2 – 3 weeks until 16 weeks of age.
  • Rabies vaccine is given at 12 weeks of age or older and is required by Maine State Law.

Non-core Vaccines

  • Feline Leukemia virus vaccine (Felv) at 9 weeks of age or older and a booster at in 3 weeks.
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV – feline AIDS) at 9 weeks of age or older and a booster in 3 weeks and another booster 3 weeks.
  • Bordetella vaccine at 8 weeks of age or older.

Senior Dogs

dogSenior Dogs are similar to adult dogs, but their vaccine protocol is customized to the dogs risk and lifestyle.

Core Vaccines

  • Rabies every 3 years
  • Distemper (DHPP) yearly or every 2 years, depending on risk of exposure

Non-core Vaccines

  • Lyme vaccine every year
  • Leptospirosis vaccine every year
  • Bordetella vaccine every year depending on risk/lifestyle
  • Canine Influenza every year

Adult and Senior Cats

cat(Cats who have received the kitten vaccine series)

Core Vaccines

  • Distemper Vaccine (FVRCP) is given yearly or every 2 years, depending on risk of exposure.
  • Rabies vaccine is given yearly.

Non-core Vaccines

  • Feline Leukemia virus vaccine (Felv) is given on an annual basis.
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV – feline AIDS) is given on an annual basis.
  • Bordetella vaccine is given on an annual basis.

Senior cats are similar to adult cats, but their vaccine protocol is customized to the cat’s risk and lifestyle.

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Garland Road Small Animal Hospital
163 Garland Road
Winslow, Maine 04901
207-872-0987

Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

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