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Vaccine Protocol

Junalsuka Animal Hospital is proud to announce a new approach to our vaccine program that designed to give your pet the best protection for preventable diseases while minimizing the number of vaccines your pet receives. In addition to using a new vaccine manufacturer, we are utilizing the standards of care established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). The ultimate goal being: Providing your pet the best immunity with the least amount of side effects and over vaccination. 

AAHA recommends that all puppies and receive their core vaccines at 8, 12, and 16 weeks, followed by a 1 year booster before establishing a 3 year program. This protocol bases vaccination timing on the best times to by-pass maternal antibodies (short-term protective immunity in the mother’s milk) and establishment of long term immunity. 

The core vaccines for puppies are Distemper, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Adenovirus Type-2 (DAPP), Bordetella Bronchiseptica, Leptospirosis, and Rabies. Though not a part of the core vaccines, vaccinating for Lyme Disease is highly encouraged.  

Vaccine Schedule:

  • 8 weeks- Distemper, Parvo, Parainfluenza and Adenovirus Type-2
  • 12 weeks- Distemper, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Adenovirus Type-2 and Lepto#1, Bordetella/Parainfluenza Intranasal , Lyme#1 vaccine
  • 16 weeks- Distemper, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Adenovirus Type-2 and Lepto #2, Rabies and booster Lyme Disease

Feline Vaccine Protocol

The feline vaccine protocol is derived from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). The core vaccines for kittens are Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, and Calici Virus (FVRCP) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FELV) and Rabies. ALL CATS, regardless of indoor/outdoor status receive 2 doses of FVRCP and FELV given 3-4 weeks apart and an initial Rabies vaccine between the ages of 9 to 16 weeks. The following year, ALL CATS, will again receive a FVRCP and FELV booster along with their 3 year Rabies. After the initial core vaccines have been completed in a cat; cats can then be separated by indoor, indoor/outdoor, and  outdoor only status. Purely indoor cats will begin receiving FVRCP in 3 year cycles along with their Rabies vaccine. Indoor/Outdoor and Outdoor only cats will continue to receive FVRCP and Leukemia yearly as their exposure rate to these viruses are high. 

As always, we strive to offer you and your pets the best quality medicine and the highest standards of care.

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