Core canine vaccinations
- Distemper- Distemper virus is a contagious virus that affects the respiratory and nervous system. Distemper is often fatal, and dogs that survive usually have permanent, irreparable nervous system damage.
- Parvovirus- Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that can affect all dogs, but unvaccinated dogs and puppies are the most at risk. The virus affects the gastrointestinal tract and causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. If left untreated it can lead to severe dehydration and death.
- Adenovirus- There are two different types of adenovirus. One affects the respiratory system and the other can affect the liver and cause hepatitis.
- Rabies- Rabies virus affects the nervous system and is a fatal for both humans and our pets. By state law, all pets are required to be vaccinated.
- Parainfluenza/Bordetella- These two pathogens can lead to Infectious tracheobronchitis, also known as “kennel cough”, a highly contagious respiratory disease. It causes inflammation of the airways. Risk factors include pets from shelters, pet stores, or those that spend time at day care, grooming, or boarding facilities.
- Leptospirosis- this is a bacteria that is zoonotic, which means it is transferrable to humans. It can lead to kidney and liver disease and if not treated promptly can lead to death.
- Canine Influenza- this is a respiratory disease that can lead to secondary infection such as pneumonia. Risk factors include pets from shelters, pet stores, or those that spend time at day care, grooming, or boarding facilities.
Feline core vaccinations
- Herpesvirus- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR) is an infectious disease caused by feline herpesvirus. It is a major cause of upper respiratory disease in cats, and is the most common cause of conjunctivitis
- Calicivirus-a virus in cats that is an important cause of upper respiratory infections and oral disease in cats. Symptoms include sneezing, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis (inflammation of the membranes lining the eyelids), and discharge from the nose or eyes.
- Panleukopenia- This highly contagious virus that causes damage to the cells that line the intestines. It also attacks the bone marrow and lymph nodes, resulting in shortages of white blood cells (panleukopenia) and red blood cells (anemia).
- Feline leukemia- FeLV can be transmitted from infected cats when the transfer of saliva or nasal secretions is involved. It is highly contagious and potentially fatal. FeLV weakens a cat’s immune system, making them susceptible to illness and secondary infection. There is no cure.