Vaccinations Offered at the Pet Medical Center of Westerville
The Pet Medical Center of Westerville prides itself on its vaccination programs for dogs and cats. Pet vaccines are important to ensure the health of your pet and the pet community at large. Cats and dogs need different vaccines. Let's take a look at the list.
Five vaccines are considered a must for all dogs. Our vaccination schedules assume your pet will receive these shots as a puppy and as needed in adulthood. However, our veterinarian can bring your pet's vaccinations up-to-date if you are not sure.
- Rabies: start at three months - needs a booster at one year - some rabies shots now last two or three years - rabies is fatal for your dog can be transmitted to humans
- Distemper: can start at six weeks - usually need two or three shots to start - booster every three years - virus that causing brain damage to pets
- Parvovirus: can start at six weeks - usually need two to three shots to start - booster every three years - virus causes damage to the digestive system - often fatal
- Adenovirus Type 1: can start at six weeks - need two doses - booster every three years - virus causes hepatitis or liver infection
- Adenovirus Type 2: can start at six weeks - usually need to or three shots to start - booster every three years – also known as kennel cough - dangerous to young dogs
We also carry vaccines for parainfluenza, Bordetella, Lyme disease, leptospirosis, and dog influenza. Your veterinarian will ask questions about your dog's lifestyle to see if your animals need any of these vaccines.
- Rabies: starts at eight weeks - needs booster once a year - rabies is a fatal disease for pets and humans
- Feline Distemper: starts at six weeks, then every three weeks until week 16 - then at one year - then every three years - this disease is fatal to young cats
- Feline Herpesvirus: starts at eight weeks, one more dose and then a booster at one year - then every three years - causes a very contagious bronchial condition
- Calicivirus: starts at six weeks, then every three weeks until week 16 - then at one year - then every three years - an upper respiratory disease with other side effects
Other vaccines are available for Bordetella and feline leukemia virus (FLV) if needed. Depending on whether your cat is an indoor or outdoor cat, your pet might need these vaccines as well. If you have any questions about pet vaccines or would like to schedule an appointment with our Westerville veterinarian, call us at (614) 882-7700 or visit us online.