Adams Veterinary Clinic

2201 Bellefonte Rd, Flatwoods, KY 41139 - 606.836.1673

Vaccines

Vaccinations are extremely important for the overall health and well being of your dog or cat. Vaccinations can protect your pet from life-threatening diseases like distemper, parvovirus, rabies and bordatella. Preventing these diseases will assure your pet a better quality of life and in the long run will be the least expensive way of caring for you pet.

We will advise you as to which vaccinations your individual cat or dog needs. Depending on your petís age, lifestyle, breed and other factors, our veterinarians will recommend the best vaccine schedule for him or her. It is important to note that side affects from vaccines are rare.

Why do kittens and puppies need so many vaccines?

Puppies and kittens are more susceptible to various diseases than older pets. After theyíre born, a nursing puppy or kitten receives antibodies from his mother through her milk. Eventually, this protection fades and your puppy or kitten needs immunization to prevent it from getting sick. However, the motherís protection can interfere with the vaccines and therefore, itís difficult to determine when vaccines will be able to provide immunization. That is why puppies and kittens need so many vaccines. If the maternal protection interferes with earlier vaccines, you pet will still be protected by the later vaccines.

Below are typically recommended vaccine schedules

Cats
7-8 WeeksFVRCP, Leukemia
12 WeeksFVRCP, Leukemia, Rabies
14 WeeksFVRCP, Leukemia
Once you complete the kitten schedule, we recommend:
YearlyFVRCP, Leukemia
Every 3 yearsRabies
Dogs
6 WeeksDA2PPv, Deworming
8 WeeksDA2PPv, Bord, 2nd Dewoming
12 WeeksDA2PPv, Bord, Rabies
14 WeeksDA2PPv, Bord
Once you complete the puppy schedule, we recommend:
YearlyDA2PPv, Bord (Lyme)
Every 3 yearsRabies
Did you know? The average dog has 42 permanent teeth.