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Posted on 01-17-2012

Pet Vaccinations: Keeping Your Pet Healthy

Here at Eagle Animal Hospital in Chester Springs, we are very proud to be the source of high quality veterinary care for your pet. Our animal vet clinic is here for your pet through all life stages, from puppy or kitten days to the geriatric years. One of the most important things you can do for your pet's total wellness is to stay on schedule with regular vaccinations. We recommend a course of vaccinations that is customized according to your pet's age and health.

Pet Wellness: How We Help

Chester Springs pet wellness is our focus, and we help your pet to achieve that with a pet wellness plan that includes the essential vaccinations. Prevention is the best medicine and is the Chester Springs pet wellness includes vaccinationsbest way to keep your pets healthy and happy. Typically, we will recommend pet vaccinations based on your pet's lifestyle, age, and living environment, but we have listed several common ones below as a general guide. 

For kittens, we recommend the FVRCP (Feline viral Rhinotracheitis) vaccine at 8, 12, and 16 weeks old, the rabies vaccination at 12 weeks old, and for outdoor kittens we recommend the FELV (Feline Leukemia Virus) at 12 and 16 weeks of age. For cats, we offer FVRCP at one year of age, and every three years thereafter. We provide the rabies vaccination for cats at one year of age and then every two years thereafter. FELV should be given to outdoor cats once a year.

For puppies, we recommend the DAPP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parovirus, and Paroinfluenza) vaccinations at 12 weeks and 16 weeks of age, with rabies vaccine at 12 weeks as well. Lyme disease vaccines and K9 influenza should be done at 12 and 16 weeks, and Bordatella upon veterinarian recommendation. For grown dogs we offer DAPP at one year of age, then every three years after that. Leptospirosis should be done every year as both an individual vaccine and as part of the DAPP(L) every three years. The rabies vaccine should be given at one year of age, then every two years. The Bordatella vaccine should be administered every 6 months to a year (this varies dependent upon whether your pet boards with us or not), Lyme disease vaccine should be given once a year, and finally K-9 Influenza should be given each year.

Our Downingtown and Exton area pet parents know that our veterinary care is caring and compassionate: We truly treat your animal like one of ours, and we always will.

Do you have questions about pet wellness or specific vaccinations? Please ask here!


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