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DHP-P ("distemper") - a combination of 4 vaccines which protect against the intestinal and respiratory viruses: distemper, herpesvirus, parvovirus, and parainfluenza.
Rabies - one choice available. A 3 year-labeled vaccine is given but initial vaccine certificate is good for 1 year regardless of state residence, age of dog, or if unknown vaccination history. Vaccination will be delayed if your dog has a wound of unknown origin in the last 5 months or has bitten anyone in the last 10 days.
Booster/Certificate- 3 year- if boostered within 9-12 months to the day of initial vac. 1 year- If boostered a day or more early or late
Lyme - only given if your dog is at risk of exposure to ticks.
Lepto -only given if at risk for exposure to the urine of wild animals. The Leptospira bacteria is usually found in damp soil or stagnant water and absorbed through foot pads, broken skin, and/or ingested.
Bordatella bronchiseptica ("kennel cough") - only given if your dog is at risk of exposure to this particular combination of viral/bacterial infection. Dogs are usually exposed if they are housed in close quarters such as boarding kennels, shelters, doggy day care, and pet stores and/or if their immune system is deficient or suppressed.
Canine Influenza- only given if at risk of exposure to a flu outbreak area.
Two doses given 2-4 weeks apart and boostered annually if remains at risk.
FVRCP ("distemper") - a combination of 3 vaccines which protects against the respiratory viruses: panleukopenia or "distemper," rhinotracheitis or "herpes," and calici. Cats who have never received this vaccine need an initial series of a minimum of two vaccinations 3 to 4 weeks apart.
FeLV (feline leukemia vaccine) - now considered a “core” vaccine for kittens. We strongly recommend testing first. See Leukemia information sheet.
Rabies - two choices for cats (see Rabies Form for more information). Initial vaccination is good for 1 year regardless of choice. Vaccination will be delayed if your cat has any history of unknown wounds in last 5 months or has bitten someone in last 10 days. For cats living in Rhode Island, a rabies vaccine can be given if the cat has a wound of unknown origin or if it has bitten someone in the past 10 days.
Cats must be at least 4 months old before they can get their first rabies vaccination. State law (both RI and MA) mandates that all dogs, cats and ferrets have a current rabies vaccine by the time they are 6 months of age.