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Silver Creek Animal Clinic LLC
Small Animal Wellness
We recommend regular vaccinations, heartworm prevention, flea control, and deworming for your pet. While those are components of great pet care, the foundation of that care is an annual comprehensive wellness exam. While you know your pet best, it's important to remember that dogs and cats can't communicate clearly and often fail to show symptoms of pain or illness, necessitating a periodic examination by your pet's veterinarian. Additionally, Oregon regulations dictate that we must see a patient at least once per year in order to continue prescribing medications.
Vaccinations for Dogs**:
8 weeks of age: first vaccination for DHP-P*
12 weeks of age: first booster for DHP-P, plus initial vaccination for Leptospirosis
16 weeks of age: second booster for DHP-P and booster for Leptospirosis
6 months of age: first vaccination for Rabies (good for only one year)
Age 1: annual booster for Leptospirosis, booster for DHP-P, second vaccination for Rabies (good for three years)
Age 2: annual booster for Leptospirosis
Age 3: annual booster for Leptospirosis, 3 year booster for DHP-P
Age 4: annual booster for Leptospirosis, 3 year booster for Rabies
Repeating Schedule For Life
*DHP-P - Distemper, Hepatitis (Adenovirus), Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus
As "lifestyle" dictates: vaccination for Bordetella (Kennel Cough) - usually required for boarding and should be given 2 weeks prior to possible exposure for maximum protection if not given during puppy series and annually; vaccination for Canine Influenza; vaccination for Lyme Disease
**This is a typical schedule, but your pet's schedule may vary based on some factors such as when your puppy's first vaccination occurred and/or your pet's lifestyle, and we may recommend a 4th puppy booster in order to ensure that certain breeds are adequately protected.
Vaccinations for Cats**:
8 weeks of age: first vaccination for FVRCP*-Feline Leukemia
12 weeks of age: first booster for FVRCP-Feline Leukemia
16 weeks of age: second booster for FVRCP-Feline Leukemia
6 months of age: first vacciation for Rabies (good for only one year)
Age 1: annual booster for Feline Leukemia, booster for FVRCP, second vaccination for Rabies (good for three years)
Age 2: annual booster for Feline Leukemia
Age 3: annual booster for Feline Leukemia, 3 year booster for FVRCP
Age 4: annual booster for Feline Leukemia, 3 year booster for Rabies
Repeating Schedule For Life
*FVRCP - Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia
We use the Purevax brand of Feline Leukemia vaccine and feel that it provides the best defense against the possibility of a vaccine site related sarcoma in the future.
**This is a typical schedule, but your pet's schedule may vary based on some factors such as when kitten's first vaccination occurred and/or your pet's lifestyle.
We recommend that puppies and kittens have a series of four dewormings. Intitially, both are dewormed for roundworms and subsequent dewormings target tapeworms and for dogs, whipworms and hookworms.
As adults, we recommend that dogs and cats either be on a monthly product that prevents heartworm and internal parasites listed above, or dewormed quarterly for the internal parasites. We also believe that an occasional microscopic fecal examination is a good idea, though not required.
Please discuss the appropriate wellness strategy with your pet's veterinarian.