Dog and Cat Vaccination
Dog and cat vaccines go hand in hand with providing essential, preventative care for your pet’s long-term health and happiness. We offer all common ‘core’ vaccines and non-core vaccines for your pet in the comfort of your home. A typical vaccination schedule for a puppy or kitten starts between 6 to 8 weeks old of age and continues until they are approximately 16 weeks old. After a puppy or kitten reaches maturity, vaccines are boosted after 1 year, then booster vaccines can range from every 1-3 years depending on lifestyle.
Same-day or next-day availability in most locations
Keeping your pet up-to-date on essential vaccines and boosters is an important part of preventative veterinary care. Many of these diseases pose serious health risks to your pet if they are exposed. We can bring vaccines to you to minimize your pet’s stress and keep them as comfortable as possible. Below is a list of common vaccinations for dogs and cats. Some of these are recommended for all of our furry patients, while others depend on your pet’s lifestyle.
Common Vaccinations for Cats
FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia(otherwise known as feline distemper)
Common Vaccinations for Dogs
DHPP: Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus
Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
We recommend bundling your vaccinations with your wellness exam. Once you schedule your in-home visit, our mobile veterinarian and nurse will come to your home to examine your pet. Our doctor will discuss your pet’s history and determine the best vaccine protocol for your pet before administering any vaccine. We recommend at least one Pet Wellness Exam per year, when your veterinarian can also provide booster vaccines as needed (for an additional cost). If you are interested in a pet wellness plan that bundles your pet’s preventative care services into one monthly payment, BetterVet Wellness Club may be a great option for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
As mentioned above, a typical vaccination schedule for puppies and kittens starts between 6 to 8 weeks old of age and continues until they are approximately 16 weeks old. After reaching maturity, vaccines are boosted after 1 year, then booster vaccines can range from every 1-3 years depending on lifestyle.
The most common vaccines for dogs include Rabies, DHPP ( Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus), Bordetella (Kennel Cough), Lyme, and Leptospirosis.
Dogs should receive booster vaccines every year for Leptospirosis, Lyme (based on location), and Bordetella. Typically dogs should be boosted for Rabies and DHPP every three years.
The parvovirus vaccine should be boosted one year after their last puppy shot series, then every three years after that.
The most common vaccines for cats include Rabies, FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia (otherwise known as feline distemper), and Feline Leukemia.