At McGehee Clinic for Animals, we recommend scheduling your adult pet’s vaccination appointments
twice a year.
Our team can create a vaccination schedule tailored to your pet’s specific needs so we can provide optimal protection from serious illness or disease.
Schedule your dog or cat’s vaccination appointment at McGehee Clinic for Animals today!
Why Are Vaccinations Important?
Our team practices preventative care, which means taking the necessary steps to maintaining your pet’s health. Vaccinating your pet is the best way to protect them from serious illness or disease spread through contact with infected animals or contaminated food, water, or feces. Ensuring your pet stays up to date on their vaccinations is the most effective and more affordable option, and it can protect your pet and your human family’s health as well.
Dog and Cat Vaccinations We Offer
Vaccines are specific to dogs and cats. At McGehee Clinic for Animals, we can administer the following vaccinations for your companion:
This vaccine protects against various diseases including canine distemper, adenovirus, para-influenza and parvovirus. We recommend your pet receiving this vaccine along with their puppy shots every three to four weeks until they are 16 weeks old. We will administer a booster shot one year after their last puppy shot and then every three years after that.
This contagious illness attacks your dog’s respiratory system. It is a very common illness, typically spread by infected pets in close quarters such as a boarding facility. We recommend the dog Bordetella, or kennel cough vaccine be provided as a puppy shot and then once every year after.
All domesticated dogs are required to receive a rabies shot by law. Rabies is an often fatal virus that harshly affects the brain and spinal cord of dogs and humans. This vaccine is administered during their puppy shots when they are 12 weeks old. We will dispense a booster shot one year later, and then every three years following.
Just like dogs, cats are also affected by the rabies virus and can suffer an attack on the brain and spinal cord. Because this virus can affect all mammals, including humans, we will administer this vaccine as part of their kitten shots at 12 weeks old to provide suitable protection.
Like the DAPP dog vaccine, the FVRCP shot protects cats against a range of diseases such as feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici virus and panleukopenia. This vaccine is imperative to your cat’s health as the offending diseases are easily spread among cats and severely affect their respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. We recommend felines receiving this vaccination during their kitten shots when they are six weeks old. A second dose is provided three weeks later and then a booster is given once every year.
Feline leukemia virus can cause an assortment of cancerous conditions and be fatal to cats if left untreated. Unfortunately, this virus doesn’t usually present symptoms which delays treatment and allows for easy exposure to other cats. Cats will receive this vaccination at nine weeks old, and once they’ve received their second round of immunizations, we will administer an adult booster shot one year after. Cats should be boosted every two to three years, depending on their lifestyle.