Which vaccines does my dog need?

Hollywood Hill Animal Hospital recommends the following core vaccines for dogs: Distemper /Hepatitis / Parainfluenza / Parvovirus (DHPP), LeptospiraRabies, and Bordetella.  Exactly which vaccines your dog needs and how often she needs them depends on your dog's age, health history, and lifestyle.  Please see our Canine Wellness Plan for specific recommendations. 

All vaccinations are administered after a complete health exam, to make sure your pet is healthy enough to receive them.  If your pet is showing symptoms of illness (e.g. fever, runny nose, infection), your pet will most likely need to be vaccinated once he has recovered.

Which vaccines does my new puppy need?

In order to be fully protected, your puppy will need to be vaccinated for Distemper / Hepatitis /Parainfluenza / Parvovirus (DHPP), LeptospiraRabies, and Bordetella.  Both the DHPP and Leptospira vaccines need to be boostered, and the ages at which a puppy can be vaccinated varies among the different vaccines.   An 8-week-old puppy with no prior vaccine history will need a total of 4 visits to complete the puppy vaccination series.  Check out our Canine Wellness Plan for details on the puppy vaccination schedule.

Which vaccines does my cat need?

We recommend that cats be vaccinated for Rhinotracheitis / Calcivirus / Panleukopenia (FVRCP), Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), and Rabies.  Exactly which vaccines your cat needs and how often he needs them depends on your cat's age, health history, and lifestyle. Please see our Feline Wellness Plan for specific recommendations

All vaccinations are administered after a complete health exam, to make sure your pet is healthy enough to receive them.  If your pet is showing symptoms of illness (e.g. fever, runny nose, infection), your pet will most likely need to be vaccinated once he has recovered.

Which vaccines does my kitten need?

In order to be fully protected, kittens need to be vaccinated againstRhinotracheitis / Calcivirus / Panleukopenia (FVRCP), Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), and Rabies.  Both the FVRCP and FeLV vaccines need to be boostered for your kitty to attain maximum immunity.  Check out our Feline Wellness Plan for details on vaccination recommendations.

What should I expect after my pet receives a vaccination?

Most pets act normally and feel fine after receiving a vaccination.  We use vaccines that have a low number of adverse reactions and have been carefully researched as to their effectiveness and safety, making the chance of a reaction less likely.  However, it is possible for your pet to experience mild or serious side effects from the vaccine. Generally, the risk of a reaction is far smaller than the risk of not vaccinating your pet and potential infection of a deadly disease. 

Mild side effects usually begin within hours of vaccination and should subside after a few days, if not sooner.  Symptoms include discomfort and/or swelling at the site of vaccination, mild fever, diminished appetite or activity, and sneezing or other respiratory signs (after an intranasal vaccination). 

Serious side effects are extremely rare and usually occur within minutes to hours after vaccination.  Signs include vomiting, fever, diarrhea, itchy skin, difficulty breathing, or collapse. Serious reactions can be life threatening and require immediate treatment and care.  If you suspect your pet is having a serious reaction, call us at veterinarian (425) 486-8387 or a 24-hour clinic immediately.

 

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