Cat and dog vaccinations can help prevent illness or disease from affecting your pet’s quality of life, which is why we recommend scheduling a vaccine appointment
We understand that every dog and cat have a varying set of needs, so we provide individualized care for each pet to make sure they receive the treatment that is best for them. This is especially true when it comes to our pet vaccinations.
Why Should I Vaccinate My Pet?
At Animal Medical Center of Woodland Park, we offer several dog and cat vaccinations to help protect them from diseases that may wreak havoc on their immune systems and quickly become deadly if the condition is not treated. All pets are at risk for exposure to certain diseases, regardless of how much time they spend indoors or outdoors. Some diseases are zoonotic, meaning they can infect humans as well as our pets, which makes protection even more important. Vaccinating your pet is a simple process that is much more inexpensive than treatment for the variety of diseases your pet may be exposed to. Your veterinarian can discuss your pet’s lifestyle with you and create a customized vaccination plan that works best for your specific pet.
Dog Vaccinations We Offer
We offer the following vaccinations for dogs in Woodland Park, CO:
The DAPP vaccine can provide immunity from a few diseases including canine distemper, adenovirus, para-influenza and parvovirus. We recommend administering this vaccine during the puppy shots around six to eight weeks of age. Booster vaccines are provided three to four weeks apart until your dog is 16 weeks old. One year after your puppy receives their last puppy shot, we can provide an additional booster before spacing out re-administration to once every three years.
The Bordetella dog vaccine is also known as “kennel cough” due to infection commonly occurring in boarding facilities or other places where dogs are in close contact. At Animal Medical Center of Woodland Park, we’ll provide a single oral dose of this vaccine during your puppy’s first exam with us, and their boosters thereafter will be given annually.
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease that can affect humans and dogs alike, causing liver and kidney damage and potentially become fatal if treatment isn’t provided. Infection may occur through direct contact with infected animals, water, or urine. We strongly recommend your dog receive this vaccination via two preliminary doses three weeks apart and then once annually afterward.
All domesticated dogs must be vaccinated for rabies as required by law. Puppies will receive this vaccine with their puppy shots around 12 weeks old. This is another zoonotic disease that can affect humans as well as animals and easily become fatal, so protection is essential. We’ll provide a booster shot one year after the initial vaccine and then once every three years after.
The Canine Influenza vaccine protects against two strains of the canine flu: H3N8 and H3N2. This virus is highly contagious among dogs and causes flu-like symptoms including a runny nose, runny eyes, and coughing. The first dose of the vaccine can be given as early as 8 weeks old, with the second dose given 3-4 weeks later. After that, a booster is given annually as needed.
Cat Vaccinations We Offer
We offer vital cat vaccinations for your feline including:
The rabies vaccine protects your cat from potentially contracting this deadly disease which affects the brain and spinal cord of cats and humans. Kittens receive this vaccine as part of their kitten shots once they are 12 weeks old to provide optimal protection. The Purevax® form of this vaccine is administered annually to maintain your cat’s immunity.
The FVRCP cat vaccination offers your pet protection from feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici virus and panleukopenia. These diseases attack your cat’s respiratory and gastrointestinal systems and can have devastating effects on their health. We recommend kittens receive this vaccine at six weeks of age and every three weeks until they reach 16 weeks of age. After your feline receives the last of their kitten shots, we’ll provide a booster one year later and then once every three years.
Feline leukemia virus can weaken your cat’s immune system, leaving them vulnerable to developing cancerous conditions. Symptoms of this virus don’t usually become apparent until it has developed and potentially affected other cats in the household. At Animal Medical Center of Woodland Park, we administer this important vaccine during your feline’s kitten shots around nine weeks old. Your cat will receive a booster one year after the second set of vaccinations is provided and once every three years later.