4 Pets Clinic
When Should My Pet Be Vaccinated?
Kittens and puppies are babies and, like human babies, require a series of vaccinations to develop a proper immunity. You should start the vaccination series at 6 to 8 weeks and continue every 2 to 4 weeks until the series is complete. Cats require 2 vaccinations 2 to 4 weeks apart of the Cat 3 or 4 Way Vaccine after 12 weeks of age. Dogs require two vaccinations 2 to 4 weeks apart of the Distemper Combo, Leptospirosis and Kennel Cough after 12 weeks of age. After the kitten or puppy series is complete, you should revaccinate annually.
What if I Do Not Vaccinate or Revaccinate My Pet?
If you do not complete the vaccination series, your pet even though vaccinated may not be protected. If you do not revaccinate as recommended, your pet may lose protection and get sick if exposed to the diseases for which the vaccination offered protection.
What If I Have Questions About Vaccinations?
Ask our veterinarian during your office visit.
Cat 3 or 4 Way
(Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia virus)
Distemper, Parvo Combo
Kennel Cough (Bordetella)
Vaccinations, for people and pets, are cost effective preventative medicine and wonderful peace of mind. Vaccinations are safe and are the most effective way to prevent serious illness or death. Vaccinations have prevented millions of pets from getting sick and saved millions of pets from dying. The Rabies vaccination the government requires protects your pet, your family and your community from a deadly disease.
What are Vaccinations?
Vaccinations are carefully researched and tested biological products designed to prepare the body's immune system for the invasion of disease causing bacteria and viruses. The vaccination triggers the immune system to believe that the pet is being attacked and causes the body to prepare defenses to the bacteria or virus. In that way the immune system kills the bacteria or virus before your pet gets sick.
Does your Pet Require vaccinations?
We vaccinate our own pets and recommend everyone else get the same protection our pets enjoy. That said, we respect your choices and generally do not require you to vaccinate your pet to receive services here. Of course, if your pet get sick, then care could cost thousands of dollars.
How do I Know Which Vaccinations My Pet Needs?
There are core vaccination recommendations for both cats and dogs. Also, depending on your pet's lifestyle, our veterinarian may recommend different vaccinations. You are always welcome to discuss your pets vaccination program with our veterinarian during your office visit.