Until now, vaccines for all dogs have been the same size (1ml), whether it is being given to a 2 pound puppy or a 120lb Mastiff. So when vaccinating small puppies and even small adults, there has always been a fear that a painful vaccine reaction may be more likely to occur. But now, we are pleased to introduce “Ultra” Duramune low volume vaccines. This line of Boehringer Ingelheim vaccines has been specially filtered & purified to give a more comfortable vaccine with only half the volume. With fewer extraneous proteins, we expect fewer painful reactions.
The new Low Volume vaccines contain the full dose of viral or bacterial antigen, so the immunity conferred to disease is not compromised. There is one vaccine for canine Distemper, infectious Hepatitis, and Parvovirus, and another for the 4 strains of Leptospirosis infection.
Vaccines for cats and dogs are given on a yearly basis, after an initial course.
The diseases we vaccinate for in cats and dogs are different.
||Protects against:||Recommended for all cats:||Administration of vaccine:|
|Feline Distemper vaccine||Panleukopenia (fatal gastroenteritis) + herpes & calici upper respiratory virus||Yes||2-3 times as kittens, at one year of age, then every years|
|Rabies||Rabies Virus||Yes||Rabies is required by law and given once a year.|
|Feline Leukemia||The retrovirus of FeLV||Cats that go outside||First vaccines needs to be boostered in 3 weeks and every year thereafter|
|Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)||Viral disease||All cats, especially multiple cat household||First vaccines needs to be boostered in 3 weeks and every year thereafter|
|Feline Immunodeficiency Virs (FIV)||Some strains of the virus||Cats that get into fights||First vaccines needs to be boostered twice every 3 weeks and every 6 months thereafter|
||Protects against:||Recommended for all dogs:||Administration of vaccine:|
|6 in 1 Canine Distemper vaccine||Canine distemper (CD) virus
Adenovirus type 1
Adenovirus type 2
Canine parainfluenza (CPI) virus
Canine corona virus Parvovirus (CPV),
|Yes||3-4 times as puppies, at one year of age, then every three years|
|Rabies||Rabies Virus||Yes||Rabies is required by law and given the first and second year and every other year thereafter|
|Leptospirosis||4 strains of Leptospira||Most||First vaccines needs to be boostered in 3 weeks and every year thereafter|
|Lyme Disease||Borrelia burgdorferi||Most||First vaccines needs to be boostered in 3 weeks and every year thereafter|
|Kennel Cough||Bordetella bronchiseptica, Parinfluenza Virus, Adenovirus Type 2||Some||First vaccines needs to be boostered in 3 weeks and every 6 months thereafter|
|Canine Influenza||Influenza Virus H3N8||Boarding Dogs||First vaccines needs to be boostered in 3 weeks and then yearly thereafter|
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