Yearly vaccinations are a vital ingredient in any plan to keep your pets happy and healthy. At Rand Road Animal Hospital our team of professionals is happy to answer any questions you may have.We will send you a reminder that your pets' vaccinations are due via e-mail or postcard.
Core Vaccines are recommended for all pets on an annual basis.Diseases included in Core Vaccines are known to cause serious illness and even death, which is why they are so important for your pet's health.Core Vaccines include Rabies (required annually by Illinois state law), canine Distemper (DA2 or DAPP) and feline Distemper (FVRC).
What is covered by a DA2 or DAPP vaccine?
All of these viruses are highly contagious and are also found in wildlife.
- Distemper virus: causes neurological, respiratory or gastrointestinal disease, FATAL
- Adenovirus (Hepatitis):causes liver, respiratory, gastrointestinal or eye disease
- Parvovirus:causes severe intestinal destruction, requires hospitalization, maybe fatal
- Parainfluenza:one of the many pathogens associated with 'kennel cough', highly contagious
What is covered by a FVRCP vaccine?
- Calicivirus:causes respiratory disease
- Rhinotracheitis:causes respiratory disease
- Panleukopenia (Feline Distemper):causes neurological, intestinal or eye disease
Non-Core Vaccines are lifestyle vaccines that you and the veterinarian will determine if necessary on a case by case basis.These vaccines include:
Leptospirosis, Lyme, Bordetella (aka Kennel Cough), and influenzas.
Vaccination Schedules for Puppies and Kittens
All puppies and kittens should receive DA2/DAPP (canine) or FVRCP (feline) booster vaccinations every 3-4 weeks, starting at 8 weeks of age and ending at 4-5 months of age.For more detailed information please refer to our Puppy and Kitten Care page.
Illinois State Law requires the first
Rabies vaccination at 16 weeks of age.
Take an active role in your pet's health by scheduling an annual wellness exam.
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