Rabies: One of the most important protections for both cats and dogs. The rabies virus is highly contagious to both animals and humans. Rabies is fatal for your pet. The vaccine is usually delivered at 16 weeks old, with a booster one year later. Subsequent boosters are available in 1-yr and 3-yr doses.
DA2PP: This is a canine vaccine a protects against both parvovirus and distemper. In Alaska, parvovirus can live for months on the ground or untreated surfaces. While both viruses are dangerous to canines of all ages, puppies are especially at risk and the virus can kill them. The vaccine is usually delivered in three boosters for puppies starting at 8 weeks of age. Subsequent boosters are available in 1-yr and 3-yr doses.
FVRCP: This is a feline vaccine that protects against three viruses--rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia. These viruses are airborne and are often fatal for unvaccinated cats. The vaccine is usually delivered in three boosters for kittens starting at 8 weeks of age. Subsequent boosters are available in 1-yr and 3-yr doses.
Bordetella: The bordetella virus is similar to a human cold virus, and causes a hoarse cough in dogs. We deliver this vaccine orally, and it can be given as early as seven weeks. Dogs that go to dog parks, doggy day care, are boarded, or have any contact with other dogs should have this vaccine annually.
FeLV: Feline leukemia is a highly contagious virus that is a risk for cats that are going to be outdoors. Cats should be tested for the presence of the virus before receiving the vaccine. Outdoor cats or those in catteries should have a booster annually.
Recommended* Vaccination Schedule
Puppies and Adult Dogs:
8 weeks old: DA2PP booster 1; Bordetella
11 weeks old: DA2PP booster 2
14 weeks old: DA2PP booster 3
16 weeks old: Rabies, 1 yr; schedule spay/neuter and microchip
Adult Cats: typically a 1 yr FVRCP and 3 yr Rabies at 28 months
*These are general guidelines. Vaccines may be delayed if the puppy or kitten is not large enough to be vaccinated safely.
Attention multi-pet households seeking vaccines: Appointments prior to regular vaccination hours will be required if you plan to bring in four or more animals at once. Email to schedule. Breeders are encouraged to use their regular vet instead of our clinic.