This has been touched on in our Canine and Feline Vaccination Clinic section but feel free to peruse these as well. Please read the following articles to give you current vaccination guideline recommendations. See more articles on specific feline vaccinations under the FELINE tab.
Vaccination Information for Dogs and Cats
Vaccination Info from the AVMA
Prevent Leptospirosis with Vaccination
DON'T Drink from Streams and Lakes
Bordetella or Kennel Cough
INFLUENZA: We currently use Zoetis' bivalent vaccine. This is effective against H3N2 and H3N8. See AVMA Canine Influenza FAQ
Rabies is a serious concern in PA. In PA, Rabies vaccines are required, by law, for dogs at 12-16 weeks of age. Cats that are inside or inside/outside also require the vaccine. We STRESS that ANY cat that has any contact with people be vaccinated against Rabies. PA has been the #1/#2 hotspot in the US for many years. Not only could you die from getting bit by your rabid pet or barn cat, but if your pet bites someone else, they can request that the animal be euthanized to check for rabies. It is better to be safe than sorry and get those dogs and cats vaccinated!! Many ask, "Why do I need to vaccinate my house cats, they do not come in contact with rabid animals?" Well, cases of rabid bats in the house happen quite frequently and we all know cats love to play with flying creatures!!