We recommend various cat and dog vaccines based on risk, lifestyle, age, and other factors at Kelly Veterinary Clinic in Adrian. We believe every pet deserves a customized vaccination plan that affords them the most protection with the lowest risk of side effects. Vaccinating your dog or cat also contributes to their community’s overall health and safety, which benefits humans and animals alike.
Will My Pet have Any Side Effects?
Dogs and cats can experience side effects after vaccination, but this isn’t common. Puppies and kittens may become drowsy after their first shots and occasionally might develop minor swelling and soreness around the injection site. Allergic reactions to vaccines are even rarer, but we still do all we can to prevent them. Facial swelling is the most noticeable sign of response and should be addressed immediately.
Which Vaccines are Required for Dogs and Cats?
Dogs and cats in Michigan are required by law to have rabies vaccinations. Rabies is a highly contagious viral disease that is virtually always fatal in pets and highly lethal among humans. Dogs and cats must also have their DHPP, Leptospirosis, and FVRCP vaccines.
For more information about these and other vaccines, call us at (517) 263-0236.
Vaccines We Recommend based on Lifestyle
In addition to the vaccines we require for dogs and cats, we also offer lifestyle/risk-based vaccines for the pets that need them. These vaccines protect pets against illnesses such as kennel cough, Lyme disease, feline leukemia, and canine influenza. We can help you decide whether your pet will need any of our risk-based vaccines during their life.
How Frequently Should My Pet be Vaccinated?
Vaccinations for Puppies
DHPP 8-12 wks
DHLPP 12-16 wks
DHLPP + Rabies 16-20wks
Vaccinations for Kittens
FRVCP + Felv 12-16
FVRCP + felv + rabies 16-20wks