At Clear Creek Animal Hospital, we are dedicated to providing the best care for your dog or cat. Giving the necessary vaccines in the recommended time frame will help your pet live a longer, happier life. Below is the recommended schedule for vaccinating your dog or cat.

Canine Vaccine Recommendations

8 weeks of age: 1st DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)

12 weeks of age: 2nd DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus), 1yr Bordetella vaccine

16 weeks of age: 3rd DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus), 1 year Rabies vaccine,

1st Leptospirosis vaccine

19 weeks of age: 2nd Leptospirosis vaccine

**Your pet is not protected from these diseases until they have received all required boosters **

The DA2PP vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal diseases that are spread by wildlife and unvaccinated dogs. This is a core vaccine given to all puppies and then given as a booster through your dog’s life.

The Bordetella vaccine protects against kennel cough. It is recommended for any dog that goes to the groomer, dog parks, training classes, doggy day care or boarding facilities. The Bordetella vaccine is usually required by most boarding facilities. After the initial vaccine, it is given yearly, although some boarding facilities require it be given every six months.

The Rabies vaccine protects against the Rabies virus and is usually spread through the bite of an infected animal. This vaccine is required by law in the interest of public safety, as Rabies is transferable to humans and there is no cure. It can be given as a one-year or a three-year vaccine.

The Leptospirosis vaccine is recommended for all dogs. It is spread thru the urine of any mammal. Any dog that walks through the grass, drinks from outdoor water (creeks, lakes or even water bowls), eats grass or licks its feet can be exposed to Leptospirosis.

The Canine Influenza vaccine is recommended for any dog that comes in contact with shelter animals or large groups of pets. Boarding facilities and doggy day cares sometimes require this vaccine. After two initial boosters, the vaccine is given yearly.

The Lyme vaccine is also available for dogs that travel to tick endemic areas. After the initial two boosters, the vaccine is given annually.

Feline Vaccine Recommendations

9 weeks of age: 1st FVRCP vaccine (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia)

12 weeks of age: 2nd FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia), 1st FELV (Feline Leukemia Virus)

16 weeks of age: 3rd FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia), 2nd FELV (Feline Leukemia Virus), 1 year Rabies vaccine

The FELV vaccine protects against the Feline Leukemia Virus which can cause a cat to develop lymphoma or leukemia, potentially fatal cancers.

The FVRCP vaccine protects against feline viral diseases: rhinotracheitis, calcivirus and panleukopenia. These are all highly contagious, widespread and potentially fatal diseases. After the two initial vaccines, the vaccine is given every three years.

The Rabies vaccine protects against the Rabies virus and is usually spread through the bite of an infected animal. This vaccine is required by law in the interest of public safety, as Rabies is transferable to humans and there is no cure. It can be given as a one-year or a three-year vaccine.

The doctors and staff at Clear Creek are all aware of the need to vaccinate the pets regularly to keep them healthy. But, when the need arises, a pet may need a test called a vaccine titer analysis. A titer analysis will screen for your pet’s level of protection against several different diseases. We often will run this simple blood test for patients who are traveling or moving outside of the United States and for those whom we are concerned may have an infectious disease. Some older pets or pets who suffer from immune mediated diseases can have this test run to see if their system needs a booster for a vaccine.

Types of Titers Available:

  • Leptospirosis
  • Distemper
  • Parvovirus
  • Rabies

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (303) 424-1314.