Offering Cat and Dog Vaccinations in Waynesboro to Slow the Spread of Disease

Here in Waynesboro, we see a variety of animal diseases, including Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, and Feline Leukemia. Since we are located in a valley, our area is a hotbed for tick-borne infections. Other diseases of concern include Rabies, Distemper, and Parvo. Without the additional immunity granted by pet vaccinations, both dogs and cats can be vulnerable to infection.

We provide individual vaccination programs for all our patients.
Start your dog or cat on theirs today!

Vet listening to a dog's heart

We Follow AAHA’s Guidelines for Vaccinating Dogs & Cats

As an AAHA-accredited animal hospital, we adopt all AAHA protocols regarding dog and cat vaccinations. These protocols ensure that no pet receives more vaccinations than they need for their health, which helps to prevent vaccine reactions and other complications.

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Vaccines We Recommend

AAHA dictates that dogs and cats be vaccinated for Rabies and Distemper every three years after their initial Rabies and Distemper shots. These vaccines are known as “core” vaccines because they offer essential protection against some of the deadliest animal diseases.

Lifestyle or risk-based vaccines such as Leptospirosis and Kennel Cough may be given only if your pet is highly likely to encounter a certain less-prevalent virus. These vaccines are typically given once a year.

  • Rabies
  • Distemper (includes protection against adenovirus, parvovirus, and parainfluenza)
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme
  • Canine Influenza (bivalent vaccine; protects against the H3N8 and H3N2 strains)
  • Kennel Cough
  • Rabies
  • Feline Distemper (FVRCP)
  • Feline Leukemia (strongly recommended for cats that will be outdoors)

Early Protection is Important

Puppies and kittens have very little protection against illness in their first 6-8 weeks of life. This is around the time that you should start bringing in your pet for their checkups and vaccine boosters. Boosters gradually increase disease immunity in pets, helping them avoid dangerous infections and grow up healthy.

Pets start with their Distemper booster series, which is then followed up by the Rabies vaccine. You can also expect a discussion with your veterinarian about what risk-based vaccines your pet may need to protect them from other illnesses. If your pet travels, boards, goes to the dog park, or regularly goes to daycare, they could become exposed to additional diseases such as Kennel Cough and Influenza.

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