Puppies

  • 6 to 8 weeks: Physical Exam, 1st DHP-PV (no Leptospirosis) vaccine, Fecal Test, Deworm, Heartorm/Flea Prevention
    • **Heartworm prevention is ongoing once monthly for the life span of your pet.
  • 11 to 12 weeks: Physical Exam, 2nd DHP-PV vaccine, 1st Leptospirosis vaccine. Deworm
    • **The first Leptospirosis shot in a combination vaccine with the 2nd DHP-PV
  • 15 to 16 weeks: Physical Exam, Rabies vaccine, 3rd DHP-PV vaccine, 2nd Leptospirosis (DHLP-PV) vaccine, Fecal Test
  • 4 to 6 months: Spay or Neuter, Microchip

Adult dogs

  • Rabies: 1 year after final puppy booster, then every 3 years.
  • DHPP: 1 year after final puppy booster, then every 3 years.
  • Leptospirosis: Given yearly starting 1 year after final puppy booster.
  • Heartworm Test: Performed yearly. May be performed every 4-6 months if history is unknown or prevention doses were missed.

dog vaccinations we dot not deem necessary:

  • Corona: Corona virus causes diarrhea in dogs less than 8 weeks of age. It is uncommon, and most dogs are immune to the corona virus even if they are not vaccinated. We do not see the benefits of this vaccine.
  • Giardia: This vaccination does not actually prevent infection. Around 90% of the dogs who are infected, respond well to treatment, and are asymptomatic. 
  • Lyme: Lyme disease can be spread through ticks, but only about 1% of ticks carry the disease. There is not enough confirmed evidence of the disease in Texas to substantiate a vaccination at this time. If you are traveling to a confirmed endemic area with your dog, we may be able to direct you to a reliable resource. 

kittens

  • 6 to 8 weeks: Physical Exam, 1st FVRCP vaccine, FIV/FELV Test, Fecal Test, Deworm, Heartworm/Flea Prevention
  • 10 to 12 weeks: Physical Exam, 1st FELV vaccine, 2nd FVRCP vaccine, Deworm
  • 14 to 16 weeks: Physical Exam, Rabies vaccine, 2nd FELV vaccine, 3rd FVRCP vaccine, Fecal Test
  • 4 to 6 months: Spay or Neuter, Microchip

adult cats 

  • FVRCP: 1 year after final kitten booster, then every 3 years. 
  • FELV: Given yearly until a total of 3 adult FELV vaccines have been administered, then none thereafter. 
  • Rabies: Given as a yearly or 3 year option, 1 year after final kitten booster.
  • FIV/FELV/Heartworm Test: Administered when necessary, such as when a typically indoor cat starts going outdoors, prior to vaccinating, or a cat with unknown history.

cat vaccinations we do not deem necessary

  • FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus): The theoretical and lower percentage of efficacy for this vaccine is not considered a large enough benefit to outweigh the risks of the vaccination itself. Cats that receive this vaccine will test positive for FIV regardless of whether they have actually contracted it. 
  • FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis): The theoretical and lower percentage of efficacy for this vaccine is not considered a large enough benefit to outweigh the risks of the vaccination itself. 

 

*If you have additional questions, please feel free to call and speak with a member of our staff or visit: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx