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Vaccine Information

Boosters are necessary for most vaccines.  If your pet has had vaccines before, please bring a copy of their most recent vaccine history so we can determine when boosters are needed. Without documentation of previous vaccines we can only make the vaccine paperwork and rabies certificate good for the minimum length of time- 1 year for rabies and 4 weeks for all other vaccines.  If you have a new puppy or kitten or an older pet that is overdue for vaccines check out our recommended vaccine schedules page for information on recommended boosters.

Please keep in mind pets must be a minimum age before receiving vaccines.  The age varies depending on the vaccine given.

While there are other vaccines available OMVS stocks only the vaccines considered most important according to AAHA and AAFP recommendations.  Our vaccine protocols may change as new AAHA and AAFP recommendations become available.
 

Minimum age for specific vaccines:

Rabies- 12 weeks

DAPP, Lepto- 6 weeks

Bordetella- 8 weeks

Lyme- 9 weeks

FeLV- 10 weeks

FVRCCP- 8 weeks

Rattlesnake- 4 months

Canine Vaccines

Rabies $20 

Bordetella intranasal (kennel cough) $25 

Leptospirosis $15  

DAPP $30

Lyme $34

Rattlesnake $25

Feline Vaccines

Rabies $20

FeLV $25

FVRCCP $30

OMVS Recommended Vaccine Schedules:

Puppy (Under 16 weeks)

 Puppy(under 16 weeks)

 6 Weeks

9 Weeks

12 Weeks 

15 Weeks 

 Core Vaccines

 DAPP

 DAPP 

DAPP

DAPP, Rabies

 Noncore Vaccines

 

Bordetella

 Leptospirosis, Lyme

Leptospirosis, Lyme

Adult Dog (over 16 weeks)

 Adult Dog(over 16 weeks)

Initial Vaccine 

2-4 Week Booster 

 Core Vaccines

DAPP

DAPP, Rabies

Noncore Vaccines

 Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Lyme

Leptospirosis, Lyme

Kitten (under 16 weeks)

 

 Kitten(under 16 weeks)

8 Weeks

12 Weeks

16 Weeks

 Core Vaccines

 FVRCCP

FVRCCP

FVRCCP, Rabies

 Noncore Vaccines

 

 FeLV

FeLV

Adult Cat (over 16 weeks)

 Adult Cat(over 16 weeks)

Initial Vaccine

2-4 Week Booster

 Core Vaccines

 FVRCCP

FVRCCP, Rabies

Noncore Vaccines

 FeLV

FeLV


In the case of very small dogs or those with a history of vaccine reactions, it may be recommended to split vaccines to avoid doing multiple injections on the same day.  This can help reduce the risk of vaccine reactions, muscle soreness, lethargy, ect.  Vaccine reactions are uncommon in cats so multiple vaccines are routinely given at the same time.

OMVS does not give half doses of vaccines.  This practice is sometimes recommended by breeders. Giving half the vaccine is not effective, leaving your pet unprotected, and provides no reduced risk for vaccine reactions.

Core vs. Noncore Vaccines

Core Vaccines: These are vaccines considered to be necessary for the health and well being of all pets according to AAHA and AAFP recommendations.

  • DAPP: Protects against Distemper, Adenovirus (canine hepatitis), Parainfluenze, and Parvovirus.  This is also known as the DHPP vaccine or 4 Way vaccine.  Strongly recommended for all dogs.

  • FVRCCP: Protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, Chlamydia psittaci, and panleukopenia.  Also known as the upper respiratory vaccine. This vaccine is recommended for all cats.

  • Rabies:This vaccine is required by law for all dogs and required to license.  

Noncore Vaccines: These vaccines recommended based on your pet's risk of exposure to the infectious agent.

  • Leptospirosis: Exposure is often through contact with wildlife, other infected dogs, or the urine of an infected animal.  Leptospirosis is also zoonotic (humans can contract it from infected animals).  Vaccination protects pets from the 4 most common serovars of Leptospirosis, while exposure to other serovars is uncommon it is possible for a vaccinated dog to contract Leptospirosis.  Vaccination is recommended if your dog has access to areas where there may be interaction with wildlife (hunting, hiking, unfenced yards, ect) or if your pet may have exposure to the urine of infected animals (rodents, squirrels, raccoons, ect) at your home. 

  • Lyme: Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks.  Vaccination is recommended if your pet spends time at parks, wooded areas, or has exposure to wildlife.

  • Bordetella: Often called Kennel Cough bordetella vaccination is recommended for dogs that spend time in public settings such as dog parks, obedience class, grooming, and kennels.  Bordetella is often required by kennels before boarding and may be required every 6-12 months depending on the boarding facility.

  • Rattlesnake: This vaccine is recommended for dogs over 4 months of age that are at risk of encountering rattlesnakes.  If you live in an area with rattlesnakes or go hunting this vaccine is recommended.  This vaccine is for Western Diamondback venom and may not be effective against other species of rattlesnake.  The goal of vaccination is to reduce the symptoms of a snake bite.  Even if vaccinated your pet should be taken to the vet asap if bitten.

  • FeLV: Feline leukemia virus is not a core vaccine but at least one series is highly recommended for all cats.  Even if your cat is indoors there is always the risk that some day they may get out and be exposed to the virus.  If you have an outdoor cat vaccination is strongly recommended.

How long are my pet's vaccines good for?

DAPP: Following the initial puppy or adult series the vaccine should be boostered in one year and then every 3 years.Protection against parvo is not complete until all boosters are given (4 for puppies, 2 for adults).  Parvo is very prevelant in Oregon and can survive in the environment for several months.  The virus can also be carried on your clothes, shoes, ect.  Do not take your pet to any public areas (walks, parks, pet stores, boarding, grooming, puppy classes, ect) or expose them to dogs who's vaccine history you do not know until your pet has finished the vaccine series.  Parvo is very expensive to treat and is often fatal.  Dogs that have parvo or are demonstrating symptoms of parvo can not be vaccinated.  Vaccination after your pet has already contracted the virus will not clear the infection and will only make your pet sicker.  Proper boostering and minimizing your pets exposure before they are fully vaccinated is the best protection.

Bordetella: The initial vaccine is good for one year, however if you pet is going to be boarded, groomed, ect they may require revaccination every 6 months.  The initial vaccine should be given at least one week before boarding, ect to ensure it will be effective at that time.

Leptospirosis and Lyme: Following the initial vaccine and one booster the vaccine is good for one year and should be boostered annually.

Rattlesnake: Following the initial vaccine and a booster in one month the vaccine is good for one year.  If your pet is at high risk of rattlesnake bite a booster may be recommended every 6 months instead of annually.  Dogs over 100lbs may need two boosters instead of one for the best protection.

FVRCCP: Following the initial kitten or adult series the vaccine should be boostered in one year and then every 3 years.

FeLV: Following the initial vaccine and one booster the vaccine is good for one year and should be boostered annually.

Rabies: Initial vaccine is good for 1 year, then booster every 3 years.  If OMVS has not administered previous rabies vaccines to your pet poof of rabies vaccination such as a rabies certificate must be provided to make a vaccine good for 3 years.  If previous documentation is not provided at the time of the injection we can only make the vaccine good for one year.  Oregon approves of rabies vaccination every 3 years, but other states may be different.  If you are traveling or moving, make sure to check with your destination state to see if your 3 year vaccine will be acceptable.  Rabies vaccination is required by law for dogs and is highly recommended for cats.   

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