Chandler’s Newest Pets: Starting Out Strong

Puppy & Kitten Care at Kennel Care Veterinary Hospital Healthy puppies and kittens grow into healthy dogs and cats. Kennel Care Veterinary Hospital understands that you want your pet to be healthy and active for all of his or her life. Our team is committed to helping you provide the best possible care for your dog or cat.

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Protecting your pet begins with vaccinations that will provide immunity for some of the most common and dangerous illnesses. Below is our recommended vaccination schedule for puppies. Click on the links below for more information about the diseases the vaccine protects against.

  • 5-way combination vaccine—Canine distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, and coronavirus. The 5-way combination is a series of four vaccinations given three to four weeks apart beginning between the ages of 6–8 weeks. As an adult dog, the vaccine will require a yearly booster.
  • Bordetella—A series of two vaccinations given three to four weeks apart beginning between the ages of 12 to 14 weeks. As an adult dog, the vaccine will require a yearly booster.
  • Rabies—Puppies are given the rabies vaccine between the ages of 15 and 17 weeks of age and receive a booster vaccination one year later. As adults, dogs require a booster every three years.
  • Additional vaccinations per individual risk factors—The veterinarians of Kennel Care Veterinary Hospital will evaluate your pet’s risk factors and alert you of any additional vaccinations that would be beneficial to your dog.

Kitten Vaccination Schedule

Kittens also require regular vaccinations to remain protected against the most dangerous and common of feline ailments. Kennel Care Veterinary Hospital recommends the following vaccinations:

  • FVRCP combination vaccination—The kitten combination vaccine protects against feline panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus. The FVRCP vaccination is a series of three vaccinations given three to four weeks apart beginning when the kitten is between 7 and 9 weeks of age.
  • Feline leukemia—We recommend every kitten is checked for feline leukemia through a simple blood test. As long as the test is negative, we recommend vaccination. The leukemia vaccine is a series of two injections given three to four weeks apart and beginning when the kitten is between 7 and 9 weeks of age.
  • Rabies—Kittens are given the rabies vaccination between the ages of 14 to 17 weeks and receive a booster vaccination one year later. As adults, cats require a booster every three years.

Ongoing Pet Wellness Care

Throughout your puppy or kitten’s growing years and adulthood, regular wellness care is necessary to promote long and full lives. Our veterinarians will work with you to ensure your pet’s dental health, appropriate nutrition, excellent socialization, and to monitor for any changes in health over time. Together, we look forward to seeing your pet grow and become an integral and active member of your family.