Our experienced veterinarians can recommend the appropriate vaccines and vaccine schedule your pet will need to maintain their health and protect them from potentially serious situations.  

The types of vaccinations your pet requires depends on the type of pet you have and it's lifestyle (e.g. indoors or outdoors).  We will customize a vaccination schedule for your pet to ensure they have the necessary protection needed to help them fight off common diseases while striving to minimize the frequency of vaccinations.

 

Most young pets require a series of vaccinations because they are very vulnerable.  These typically begin when they are 8 weeks old and are scheduled every 4 weeks, with the final injections given when they are around 16 weeks old.

If your pet already has health concerns, is a senior, or spends a lot of time in different environments, you should be sure to mention these things to the veterinarian as it may change the recommendations for your pet's vaccination schedule.

 

Schedule a visit at Wellington Animal Hospital to discuss a wellness plan and vaccination schedule for your pet today.

Common Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats

Dogs

  • Rabies – It is a fatal infection that can affect both humans and mammals. The virus directly attacks the nervous system and mainly transmitted through the bite of an infected animal. 

  • Parvovirus (CPV) – Most commonly found in young dogs particularly in un-vaccinated dogs. It is a highly contagious disease which leads to severe vomiting and bloody diarrhea.

  • Distemper (CDV) – Widely spread fatal disease leading to vomiting, diarrhea, pneumonia and neurological problems.

  • Hepatitis (CAV-1) – It is an adenovirus which may damage the liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs.

  • Leptospirosis – It is a contagious bacterial infection that permanently damages the kidney and liver. It can affect both humans and dogs and mainly spread through contact with contaminated soil or water or infected urine.

  • Kennel Cough – It is a contagious infection that affects the upper respiratory tract which may cause persistent, dry, hacking cough. It also contributes numerous infectious agents including adenovirus (CAV-2), parainfluenza (CP), distemper (CDV) and the bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica.

  • Lyme Disease – This disease is mainly transmitted by ticks infecting both humans and dogs. It significantly harms the joints, kidneys and other tissues.

 

Cats

  • Rabies – It is a contagious infection that affects the central nervous system. It is contagious to both humans and cats. It is transmitted from one infected mammal to another.

  • Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR) – It is a common respiratory infection found in cats. Sneezing, loss of appetite and fever are some common signs of this infection.

  • Calicivirus (FCV) – It is an upper respiratory infection of cats leading to ulcers on the tongue and mouth.

  • Panleukopenia (FPL) – It is a fatal disease leading to sudden severe vomiting and diarrhea. It is particularly dangerous for kittens.

  • Leukemia (FeLV) – It is a fatal infection that harms the immune system and may also lead to several types of cancer. FeLV infection is transmitted through one infected cat to the other.

 

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