Vaccinations

Pet Vaccinations in Lee's Summit - Cats & Dogs

If you just welcomed a new kitty or puppy to your family, your first step you should take is bring your pet in to see your veterinarian at Chipman Road Animal Clinic to get a physical exam and determine if they are healthy enough to receive your kitten’s or puppies first shots. Vaccines are health products that trigger immune responses in your pet and equip them to fight future infections and diseases and they are necessary to protect them from highly contagious and fatal diseases. The widespread use of vaccines has prevented diseases and death in millions of animals. Chipman Road Animal Clinic is proud to offer low-cost pet vaccinations.

What Shots Do Puppies Need?
 
Very young puppies are very susceptible to infectious diseases especially as their natural immunity provided in their mother’s milk tapers off. To provide optimal protection against disease for the first few months, a series of puppy vaccinations are given, usually 3-4 weeks apart. For most puppies, the final vaccination in the series is administered at the age of 12-16 weeks old. We will keep your puppy vaccination records current and available to you any time.    
Your veterinarian will discuss your new puppy’s overall health and determine a vaccination schedule that works best for you.  

Yearly vaccines for dogs are also important for adult dogs and cats and should be boostered annually for most vaccines.  

Typically, it is recommended that dogs get the following core dog vaccines:
  • Rabies
  • Distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus
  • Bordetella
  • Non-core vaccines may be recommended for dogs with special needs.
Please note: There are common adverse risks from vaccines that are mild and short-term. Common risks include: sluggishness, fever, temporary pain, loss of appetite, slight swelling. If any of these signs last more than a few days or your pet appears in severe pain, call us immediately.

Your veterinarian will consider your dog’s lifestyle, travel patterns, pet’s access to other animals and your geographic location and then recommend an individualized vaccination program to help guarantee a lifetime of infectious disease protection along with your peace of mind. Call us today at 816-524-1886 if you have any questions on vaccinations for dogs or better yet, bring your dog right in to get their vaccinations.

What type of kitten vaccinations does my kitten need?

Very young kittens are very susceptible to infectious diseases especially as their natural immunity provided in their mother’s milk tapers off. Usually by the time your kitten is eight weeks old, your kitten should see your veterinarian at Chipman Road Animal Clinic for low cost kitten vaccinations. All kittens should receive kitten vaccinations for feline rabies, upper respiratory infections and distemper. If any cats in your home spend time outside, you should also protect your kitten with the feline leukemia vaccine. 

There are 5 viral feline diseases that cats are commonly vaccinated for:
  • Herpes (rhinotracheitis) – the 'R' in FVRCP.
  • Calici – the 'C' in FVRCP.
  • Panleukopenia (“feline distemper”) – the 'P' in FVRCP.
  • Feline leukemia – FeLV.
  • Feline rabies.

Typically, we recommend these core vaccines for cats:

  • Rabies vaccine for cats
  • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, paleukopenia (commonly known as distemper vaccine)
  • Feline leukemia virus
  • Non-core vaccines may be recommended for cats with special needs.
Please note: There are common adverse risks from vaccines that are mild and short-term. Common risks include: sluggishness, fever, temporary pain, loss of appetite, slight swelling. If any of these signs last more than a few days or your pet appears in severe pain, call us immediately.

Your veterinarian will consider your pet’s lifestyle, travel patterns, access to other animals and your geographic location and then recommend an individualized vaccination program to help guarantee a lifetime of infectious disease protection along with your peace of mind. Call us today at 816-524-1886 for further information on pet vaccinations.

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