At Evergreen Animal Hospital, we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating them against potential diseases. It is also critical to protect your pets against ticks and rabies which are now common in our mountain region. Proper vaccinations and medications are vital in protecting pets from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to.
Rabies- This vaccine is required by state law and can only be administered by a licensed veterinarian. Rabies is a fatal virus that is passed to other pets and people through the saliva of an infected animal.
Canine Distemper (DA2PP)- A combination vaccine that protects your dog against four diseases (distemper, adenovirus-2, parainfluenza and parvovirus). These diseases are serious and highly contagious, attacking your pet’s nervous system, respiratory system and gastrointestinal tract causing major complications and can be life threatening.
Bordetella (Kennel Cough)- This vaccine protects your pet against the airborne virus commonly known as ‘Kennel Cough.’ This virus causes respiratory problems and is highly contagious. It is easily spread in areas where large numbers of dogs are confined such as boarding, daycare, dog parks, etc. If you regularly board your dog, many kennels require vaccinations every 6 months. Call ahead if you believe you dog is infected and we will provide you a back entrance to ensure the virus isn’t spread.
Influenza- The canine influenza vaccine protects against a contagious respiratory infection and is recommended if your pet is in kennel or social situations like daycare, boarding, dog parks, and puppy training classes.
Leptospirosis- This vaccine protects against a bacterium that can cause deadly kidney or liver disease. Leptospirosis is zoonotic meaning it can be transmitted to people causing the same issues. This vaccine is recommended for pets who are frequently around lakes, ponds, rivers (as this is a breeding ground for this virus) or are exposed to wildlife (as they transmit the disease in their urine). If you travel with your pet outside of Evergreen, this vaccination is necessary.
Rabies- This vaccine is required by state law and can only be administered by a licensed veterinarian. Rabies is a fatal bacterium that is passed to other pets and people through the saliva of an infected animal.
FVRCP (Feline Distemper)- A combination vaccine that protects your cat against three diseases (rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia). These diseases are highly contagious and attack your pet’s respiratory system, nervous system and gastrointestinal tract causing major complications and can be life threatening.
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)- This vaccine helps protect your pet against this disease that impairs the immune system and causes certain types of cancer. This virus infection is responsible for most deaths in household cats, affecting all breeds. The disease is spread through cat-to-cat contact and from bite wounds. This vaccine is recommended for multiple-cat households or cats allowed outside.