Puppies need to receive their first vaccinations between 6 and 8 weeks of age and then every 3-4 weeks until they are 4 months old. This “puppy shot” contains antibodies towards Parvovirus, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Coronavirus and Distemper, which puppies do not have the ability to fight with such young immune systems. At four months of age, they will receive an adult DAPPL (Leptospirosis added) along with their first Rabies vaccination. At each of these visits your veterinarian will also deworm your pup for intestinal parasites such as roundworms and hookworms.
Kittens require the same timeline as puppies for their initial “kitten shots”. The only difference is that your kitten will be vaccinated against Panleukopenia, Calicivirus, feline Herpesvirus, and Chlamydia. Tour kitten can then receive the Rabies vaccination at four months of age and will be dewormed at each of these visits for intestinal parasites.
As adults, your dog or cat will need annual vaccinations and health examinations. We offer annual health examinations at a discount.