Pet Vaccination at Salina Veterinary Hospital in Salina, KS

Vaccination is crucial in safeguarding your pet’s health against preventable diseases. At Salina Veterinary Hospital, we prioritize preventive care through comprehensive pet vaccination services for your furry companion’s needs.

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When to Vaccinate Your Pet

Early vaccination is essential to establish immunity against infectious diseases. We recommend starting your pet’s vaccination schedule according to age and lifestyle. Our veterinary team is available to discuss the appropriate vaccination protocol for your pet’s individual needs.

Canine Vaccinations

DAPP+/- L Vaccines (Distemper/Parvo +/- Lepto): These vaccines are administered starting at 6-8 weeks of age, with boosters every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age. Subsequently, annual vaccinations are recommended to maintain immunity against distemper, parvovirus, and leptospirosis.

Oral Bordetella Vaccine: Recommended for dogs frequenting grooming facilities, boarding, or communal dog areas, this vaccine prevents the spread of kennel cough. Annual administration via oral route ensures continued protection for your pet.

Rabies Vaccine: Mandated by law to prevent rabies, this vaccine is administered at least 12 weeks of age, with a booster one year later, followed by biennial vaccinations after that.

Feline Vaccinations

FVRCP Vaccine: Initiated at 6-8 weeks of age, this vaccine series includes boosters every 3-4 weeks, typically resulting in three vaccinations. Annual vaccination post-series is recommended to maintain immunity against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia.

FeLV Vaccine: Administered after negative FIV/FeLV testing, this vaccine involves two initial doses 3-4 weeks apart, followed by annual vaccinations to protect against feline leukemia virus. At our practice, the FeLV vaccine may be combined with the yearly FVRCP vaccine for added convenience and reduced needle interactions.

Rabies Vaccine: Offered annually, the feline-specific rabies vaccine provides essential protection against rabies, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and safeguarding your cat’s health.

Benefits of Pet Vaccination

  • Disease Prevention: Vaccination effectively prevents common and potentially life-threatening diseases in pets.
  • Long-Term Health: Regular vaccination promotes long-term health and well-being, reducing the risk of illness and complications.
  • Community Protection: By vaccinating your pet, you contribute to the overall health and safety of the community by preventing the spread of contagious diseases.
  • Legal Compliance: Compliance with rabies vaccination requirements ensures legal adherence and peace of mind for pet owners.

Protecting Your Pet’s Health with Comprehensive Vaccinations

At Salina Veterinary Hospital, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive pet vaccination services to protect your beloved companions from preventable diseases. With our personalized approach and commitment to preventive care, we strive to ensure the health and well-being of your furry family members. Schedule a vaccination appointment today to give your pet the protection they deserve.