West Seattle Animal Hospital

4700 42nd Avenue SW, Ste 210
Seattle, WA 98116

(206)932-3308

westseattleanimal.com

Vaccine Info

Legally Required
Vaccines are an important part of protecting all pets from severe illnesses.  Some vaccines, like the Rabies vaccine, are required by law for all dogs and cats in the state of Washington.

Strongly Recommended
Other vaccines are strongly recommended for all pets, but not legally required.
* For dogs, the combination vaccine DHPP (Distemper, Adenovirus/Hepatitis, Parvo, Parainfluenza) covers the most major and life-threatening illnesses that can be passed from one dog to another.
*The FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotrachetis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia) vaccine does the same job for cats.

Lifestyle Based Recommendations
Certain other vaccines are not always required, but are recommended for your pet individually based on their lifestyle.
*The Bordetella Vaccine for dogs helps prevent or lessen the severity of certain forms of Kennel Cough, similar to the way a human flu vaccine functions. Many boarding and daycare facilities will require this vaccine to be done once or twice each year.
*The Canine Influenza Vaccine is also available, and has multiple forms like a human flu vaccine. These are recommended for dogs that go to dog parks, boarding places, or grooming facilities.
*The Leptospirosis Vaccine for dogs is recommended for pets that spend time camping, hiking, drinking out of water puddles, or that live near a large raccoon population.
* The Feline Leukemia Vaccine (FeLV) is recommended for any cats that spend time outdoors, or cats who live with an indoor/outdoor cat. Feline Leukemia is spread through fluid contact, so any cats who are exclusively indoors usually do not need this vaccine.

Protocol for New Dogs and Cats
We at the West Seattle Animal Hospital recommend the following schedule for your new family addition.
 

Age

Dogs

Cats

8 Weeks





DHPP Vaccine
Dewormer
Flea Control
Fecal Test


Feline Leukemia / FIV Combo Test
FVRCP Vaccine
Dewormer
Flea Control
Fecal Test

12 Weeks





DHPP Vaccine
Bordetella Vaccine
Leptospirosis Vaccine
Dewormer
Flea Control

FVRCP Vaccine
Feline Leukemia Vaccine
Dewormer
Flea Control


16 Weeks





DHPP Vaccine
Leptospirosis Vaccine
Rabies Vaccine
Dewormer
Flea Control

FVRCP Vaccine
Feline Leukemia Vaccine
Rabies Vaccine
Dewormer
Flea Control

6 Months


Spay or Neuter
Microchip

Spay or Neuter
Microchip

1 Year






DHPP Vaccine
Bordetella Vaccine
Rabies Vaccine
Fecal Test
Dewormer
Flea Control

FVRCP Vaccine
Feline Leukemia Vaccine
Rabies Vaccine
Fecal Test
Dewormer
Flea Control