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Posted on 12-18-2017

Recommended Pet Vaccinations from a Portland Veterinarian

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If you have a new pet in your life, and especially if they’re a kitten or a puppy, they need to be kept up-to-date with their vaccines. By finding an animal hospital in Portland for these vaccines, your pet will be happy and healthy.

The Importance of Vaccinating Your Pet

Vaccines safeguard against many diseases and conditions, some of these more common than others (such as rabies). Without vaccines, you’re endangering your pet, which could shorten their lifespan.

The younger your pet is, the more vaccines they need starting at three months. Once they become adults (typically one-year-old), they need fewer vaccines. By creating a vaccination schedule with your vet, you can make sure your cat or dog never misses a shot.

Recommended Dog Vaccinations 

Here is a list of vaccines for dogs:

  • Canine influenza (two shots in puppyhood when they turn six weeks and then eight weeks)
  • Leptospirosis (two shots up to 12 weeks)
  • Lyme disease (two shots at nine weeks and 11 weeks)
  • Kennel cough or Bordetella bronchiseptica (two vaccines)
  • Parainfluenza (multiple shots from six weeks to 12 weeks)
  • Adenoviruses types 1 and 2 (three shots at six weeks to 16 weeks)
  • Parvovirus (same schedule as adenovirus)
  • Distemper (same schedule)
  • Rabies (annual shots beginning at three months)

Recommended Cat Vaccinations 

Here’s a list of vaccines for cats:

  • Bordetella (two shots at four weeks)
  • Feline leukemia virus (two shots at eight weeks and 11 weeks)
  • Calicivirus (two shots at six weeks through 16 weeks)
  • Feline herpesvirus (same schedule as calicivirus)
  • Panleukopenia or feline distemper (same schedule)
  • Rabies (two shots at eight weeks, then annually)

About Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic, Your Portland Animal Hospital

If you need a Portland veterinarian to administer dog vaccinations or cat vaccinations, choose us at Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic. Our animal hospital also does senior pet wellness care, pet gastrointestinal issues, heartworm treatment, flea and tick treatment, kitten and puppy care, microchipping, spaying and neutering, pet emergencies and surgery, and pet wellness.

To get started today, please call 503-285-7661 or stop by Peninsula Dog & Cat Care on 8260 North Interstate Avenue.

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