Vaccination protects pets against various life threatening infectious diseases.
Vaccination is started in pups and kittens at 6-8 week age. Puppy and Kitten vaccine series are completed at 12 week age in kittens and at 16-weeks of age in puppies.There after vaccines are administered to pets on 1-yearly or 3-yearly basis depending upon type of vaccine. Each pet needs different vaccines.
There are 2 type of vaccines (Core vaccines and Non Core Vaccines).Core vaccines are mandatory for all pets. Non Core vaccines are optional vaccines. Every pet need different non-core vaccines based on chances of pet's life style, prevalence of disease in the area and pet's exposure to disease .Our Veterinarians can help you in selecting appropriate non-core vaccines for your pet(s).
Core Vaccines : DHPP Vaccine (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza vaccine), Leptospira vaccine and Rabies Vaccine.
Non Core Vaccines: Bordetella vaccine (kennel cough), Canine influenza vaccine (Canine flu), Dental vaccine(for breeds susceptible to dental disease), Rattle snake vaccine(for pets residing in rattle snake infested areas). It is very difficult to save life of a pet bitten by rattle snake.Rattle snake bite to an unvaccinated dog is usually life threatening and treatment can be expensive. Even some treated pets die.
Core Vaccines : FVRCP Vaccine (Feline viral rhinopneuminitis, calicivirus) and Rabies vaccine.
Non Core Vaccines (only for outdoor cats): FELV Vaccine(Feline leukemia vaccine).Other rarely used non-core vaccines are Feline immunodeficiency virus vaccine(feline AIDS) and FIP vaccine(feline infectious peritonitis vaccine).
Ferrets: Ferrets need Rabies vaccine and distemper vaccine. These are special ferret only vaccines. Regular feline vaccines are not recommended for ferrets because of serious vaccine reaction concerns.