Pet Vaccinations in Highlands Ranch, CO
Vaccinations are vital to maintaining your pet’s health.
When administered appropriately, immunizations are one of the best tools we have in preventive medicine. The key to using pet vaccines appropriately is to determine which diseases your pet may be at risk for with his or her lifestyle, then to vaccinate for those diseases and to give no more than necessary.
We have specific vaccine protocols for dogs and cats.
Vaccines for Puppies
Vaccines should start between 6 and 8 weeks of age. We recommend vaccination with DHLPP (distemper) every three weeks until your puppy is 14 to 16 weeks old. Rabies vaccines are given between 13 and 16 weeks of age. Bordetella and Canine Influenza vaccines, if needed, may be given at any time during the series. Canine influenza is a 2-shot series boostered 3 to 4 weeks apart.
DHPP (distemper) and Rabies are boostered 1 year from the last puppy vaccine. Both vaccines are boostered every three years to maintain a strong immunity in adult dogs.
Leptospira vaccination provides protection against leptospirosis disease in dogs. Leptospirosis is caused by leptospira bacteria that is often found in soil, water, and food worldwide. Leptospirosis is zoonotic which means it can infect both humans and animals.
Lyme vaccinations provide protection and helps prevent Lyme disease.
Both Lepto and Lyme vaccination are highly recommended by our veterinarians.
Vaccines for Kittens
Vaccines start between 6 – 8 weeks. We recommend vaccination with FVRCP (distemper) every three weeks until your kitten reaches between 14 and 16 weeks of age. Rabies vaccines are given between 13 and 16 weeks of age. Feline Leukemia vaccines, if needed, may be given at any time during this series at the owner’s request. This is a two-shot series that is then boostered annually.
FVRCP (distemper) and rabies are then boostered every 1 year then every 3 years from the last kitten vaccine.
Feline Leukemia Virus are boostered every 2 years. FVRCP is given initially for one year, then is boostered every three years to maintain a strong immunity in adult cats.
Pet Vaccinations Near You
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (303) 347-2637.