Vaccinations

Canine Vaccines

Vaccines are now being divided into two classes. ‘Core’ vaccines for dogs are those that should be given to every dog. ‘Non-core’ vaccines are recommended only for certain dogs. Whether to vaccinate with non-core vaccines depends upon a number of things including the age, breed, and health status of the dog, the potential exposure of the dog to an animal that has the disease, the type of vaccine and how common the disease is in the geographical area where the dog lives or may visit.

* DAPP, also known as DHPP or DA2PP covers the diseases: distemper, adenovirus types 1 and 2, parainfluenza, and parvo virus. We also vaccinate for kennel cough and the flu, both are yearly, non-core.

 

Feline Vaccines

Experts generally agree on what vaccines are ‘core’ vaccines for cats, i.e., what vaccines should be given to every cat, and what vaccines are given only to certain cats (non-core). Whether to vaccinate with non-core vaccines depends upon a number of things including the age, breed, and health status of the cat, the potential exposure of the cat to an animal that has the disease, the type of vaccine and how common the disease is in the geographical area where the cat lives or may visit.

* FVCRP covers the diseases: feline viral rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus, and feline panleukopenia.