Vaccines

This is the Vaccine Protocol For Encino Veterinary Clinic:

Puppies receive vaccines at 8 weeks old, 12 weeks old, and 16 weeks of age.

If a puppy starts vaccines at 12 weeks of age or older, it only need two sets of vaccines. If a puppy starts vaccines before the age of 8 weeks, those vaccines do not count. They still need the series of three vaccines.

The Vaccines Are:

DHP-P at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks of age.

  • Boosters are due a year later.

Bordetella, using the intranasal, given twice, 3-4 weeks apart when they are 8 weeks of age or older.

  • There is no such thing as “kennel cough”. Kids get coughs and infections from other kids, and we don’t call it “school cough”, or “day care cough”. Two miniature pincers came down with severe Bordetella infection requiring hospitalization for both of them, and they NEVER EVER LEAVE THEIR HOUSE. Both dogs defacate and pee on newspapers on the balcony of a three story condo. It is important to realize that bacteria and viruses come to every house with the water meter reader, the electric meter reader, the gas meter reader, UPS/Fedex/US Mail delivery persons, gardeners, water delivery people, pool man, visitors, and on the bottom of the owner’s own shoes.
  • There is no such thing as a closed environment in this day and age.

Rabies at 4 months of age or older.

  • Duration of this vaccine is one year when given to dogs under one year of age.
  • Dogs over one year of age get three years of protection from Rabies immunization.

Other vaccines:

  • Rattlesnake

Great vaccines for dogs living in areas where there are snakes/ticks and animals that go hiking. Need an initial vaccine and a booster one month later. Boosters yearly.

All Cats Need Vaccination, Even Indoor Cats – Here’s Why: 

Your cat could accidentally get outdoors and have a run-in with a rabid animal. If your rabid cat then came inside and bite you, you would most likely die. It’s not worth the risk. Rabid rodents occasionally get inside houses, and if your cat tangles with a rabid rat, and what cat wouldn’t want to, then it could transfer rabies to you or your family. Again, not worth the risk. If your cat ever got outside and ran away, the next stop could likely be the animal shelter, where disease runs rampant. The stressful conditions of an animal shelter, combined with exposure to various diseases could make your cat susceptible. Sometimes cats that start out living indoors, end up living outdoors, due to lifestyle change. And your cat needs time to build up immunity to disease.

Kittens Receive vaccines at 8 weeks old, 12 weeks old and 16 weeks of age.

The Vaccines Are:

  • FVRCP at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks of age.
  • FeLV vaccine at 12 weeks of age and 16 weeks of age.
  • Rabies vaccine at 16 weeks of age.
  • ALL KITTENS NEED A FeLV/FIV test (test for feline AIDS and Feline Leukemia Virus)