Vaccines

Vaccinations are a critical component in preventative care for your dog and cat and help protect your pet from numerous disease threats.  Vaccinations are a simple, cost-effective way to protect your pet.

 

DOGS

DAP (Distemper-Adenovirus-Parvovirus): The DAP vaccine protects dogs against three serious canine viruses. Both Canine Distemper and Canine Parvovirus are highly contagious and often fatal diseases of dogs. Parvovirus affects the gastrointestinal system while Distemper virus affects the respiratory, nervous, and gastrointestinal systems. Adenovirus is a highly contagious respiratory virus that leaves a dog susceptible to additional respiratory infections. Transmission of all three viruses can occur from contact with an infected dog. Dogs can also contract Parvovirus from an infected environment (such as a dog park).

Bordetella: Bordetella or “kennel cough” is an infectious bronchitis that results in a harsh, hacking cough. Dogs can contract Bordetella from airborne exposure to the disease. Dogs often contract Bordetella at dog parks, grooming facilities, and boarding facilities.

Leptospirosis: Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that is transmitted through the urine of infected animals. Dogs can contract leptospirosis from contact with the urine of an infected wild animal, including raccoons and rodents. Leptospirosis can also be transmitted to humans.

CATS

FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis-Calicivirus-Panleukopenia): The FVRCP vaccine protects cats against three serious feline viruses. Both Rhinotracheitis and Calicivirus are highly contagious respiratory infections of cats. Panleukopenia can cause vomiting and diarrhea and also highly contagious and often fatal. Transmission of all three viruses can occur from contact with an infected cat.

Feline Leukemia: Feline Leukemia is a virus that weakens an affected cat’s immune system. Cats often transmit Feline Leukemia through fighting and it is recommended that all cats that have access to the outdoors be vaccinated.

DOGS AND CATS

Rabies: Rabies is a fatal virus that attacks an animal’s nervous system and is transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal. Rabies can also be transmitted to humans. Rabies vaccination is required by law for dogs and cats in Oregon.  Dogs are required to be licenses in all counties in Oregon and cats are required to be licensed in Multnomah County.  You can purchase your pets’ license while in our office.

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