Our policy is to minimize vaccines to only those needed for your pet. We provide protection based on an individualized assessment of life style and medical history.
Vaccinating your pet against commonly transmitted diseases can reduce the risk of infection, leading to a long and healthy life for your cherished family member. Puppies and kittens should have visits every 3 weeks until their vaccination series is complete.We strongly recommend restricted contact with other animals outside the family until the final puppy/kitten vaccinations are complete at 13-15 weeks of ageThe following information outlines some of the vaccine recommendations from 7 weeks of age through adulthood.

DOGS CATS
7-9 wks Comprehensive Exam 7-9 wks Comprehensive exam
DHP-Parvo Vaccination #1 FeLV/FIV test
Bordetella Vaccination #1 FRVCP Vaccination #1
Discuss Heartworm/Flea and other
Parasite Prevention Plan
Discuss Flea/Parasite Prevention Plan
Stool Analysis Stool Analysis
Deworm Deworm
10-12 wks DHP-Parvo Vaccination #2 10-12 wks FeLV Vaccination #1
Deworm
13-15 wks DHP-Parvo Vaccination #3 13-15 wks Deworm
 Bordetella Vaccination #2 FVRCP vaccination #3
Rabies Vaccination 1 year Rabies Vaccination 1 year
Leptospirosis &
Lyme Vaccination if at risk
4-6 mos Spay/Neuter 4-6 mos Spay/Neuter
Microchip Identification Microchip Identification
Junior Wellness Blood profile Junior Wellness Blood profile
Annually Comprehensive Examination Annually Comprehensive Examination
Stool Analysis Stool Analysis
Wellness Blood profile Wellness Blood profile
Vaccines tailored to your pet’s
lifestyle & risk factors
Vaccines tailored to your pet’s
lifestyle & risk factors
DHP-Parvo Vaccination FVRCP Vaccination
Rabies Vaccination Rabies Vaccination
Bordetella **  FeLV Vaccination
Leptospirosis & Lyme

* Frequency of these depends on lifestyle and age of pet. See below for more information
** If your dog is boarded/groomed frequently or attends doggie daycare, we recommend a Bordetella vaccination every 6 months.

DOGS DESCRIPTION
DHPP(or DA2PP) This is a combination vaccine, including Distemper, Heptatitis (also known as Adenovirus type 2), Parainfluenza, and Parvo. Recent studies show that as the pet gets older, this vaccine is only needed every 3 years. It is given to puppies and at 1 year of age, then the frequency of this vaccination is decreased. Back to table
Bordetella This provides short term protection (6 months-1 year) against a common bacteria that causes upper respiratory (cold) type symptoms. Bordetella is very contagious, and leads to prolonged coughing, but is usually self limiting. However, some pets may progress to secondary infections, including pneumonia. Kennel Cough is a term used to describe all infectious diseases that cause coughing in dogs. Bordetella is just one form of Kennel Cough. This is recommended for any pets in contact with other dogs (boarding, grooming, parks, obedience classes, etc.) Pet’s that frequent high risk environments (boarding facilities, canine athletic competitions or shows, grooming parlors, etc.) should be vaccinated for Bordetella twice a year. Back to table
Rabies Rabies is contracted by a bite wound from an infected animal. In Oregon, Rabies is primarily seen in the bat population. Due to legal concerns of the potential transmission to humans, Rabies vaccine is recommended for all dogs, as a puppy, at one year, then every three years thereafter. Back to table
Lyme Vaccine This is a disease contracted from ticks, and is primarily present in the eastern U.S. This vaccine, once given, prevents any future accurate testing for the disease. This vaccine is only recommended for dogs traveling to areas experiencing high incidence of the disease and who are exposed to ticks. (map http://www.idexx.com/animalhealth/testkits/3dx/lymemap.htm) Back to table
Leptospirosis This vaccine is commonly combined with the DHPP combo vaccine (usually then abbreviated DHLPP). The disease is caused by spirochete bacteria, and is found in dogs drinking contaminated water. It causes a serious illness, often resulting in kidney failure. This vaccine is believed to have the highest risk of adverse reactions in dogs, thus is only recommended for dogs that are commonly drinking from streams, ponds, puddles, etc. Dogs with a high risk of this infection should consider the vaccine twice yearly, as the protection from this vaccine is short term. Back to table
Corona no longer recommended as part of core protocol (do not have this vaccine) Back to table
CATS DESCRIPTION
FVRCP FVRCP is a combination vaccine consisting of protection for 3 diseases: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR) – an upper respiratory disease. Calici (C) – a viral disease causing respiratory signs, fever and lameness, among other signs. Panleukopenia (P) is a parvo virus that causes vomiting/diarrhea, severe dehydration and weakens the immune system. It is also called feline distemper. This combination vaccine is given in series to young kittens, then boostered at 1 year of age. The frequency of this vaccination can decrease after the one year booster depending on the lifestyle of the cat. Back to table
Feline Leukemia This is a retroviral disease that cats catch from salivary (grooming, sharing water dishes, bite wounds, etc) or sexual contact with other persistently infected cats. Kittens are at highest risk and can also catch this disease from the mother. It is recommended for all kittens, and then adult cats one year after their last kitten booster. This vaccine is then often discontinued if the cat is strictly an indoor cat. Cats that go outside may continue this vaccine every three years. Back to table
Rabies Rabies is contracted by a bite wound from an infected animal. In Oregon, Rabies is primarily seen in the bat population. Due to legal concerns over the potential transmission to humans, Rabies vaccine is recommended for all cats and is required in Multnomah County, Oregon. Cats have two vaccine options. The first is the older rabies vaccine which is licensed for 3 years. This vaccine contains an adjuvant. Adjuvants are additives to vaccines that have become recently controversial because some researchers feel they may be contributing to feline vaccine associated sarcomas (tumors). We now have an alternative vaccine that does not contain adjuvant. Currently this newer vaccine is licensed for annual vaccination, though in the future, we hope it will be extended to two or three years for efficacy. Back to table
FIP Vaccination not recommended, prior vaccine was not found to be effective.Back to table
FIV only recommended in rare cases, we do not have this vaccine Back to table