Immunization and Wellness Care

We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in Wellness programs has rewards for both pets and owners. Our Wellness programs are designed specifically for your pet and include: comprehensive physical exam; internal parasite testing; heartworm and flea control; vaccination program; spay and neuter package; and specialized blood tests for all life stages.

Vaccine Protocols

Due to the advances in Veterinary medicine derived from recent research studies on vaccine performance, we are altering our recommendation for vaccines and vaccine intervals for our cherished pets.

Puppies and kittens are still the most "at risk" patients.  With newer information on their susceptibility to diseases, we will be recommending a wider protection for our vaccine protocols.  After the first year of age, the core vaccines will have a longer period of effectiveness as the pet's immune system matures.  Certain vaccines will still be recommended on an annual basis to ensure the highest level of protection for our "at risk" patients.  Bordetella and Lyme are given annually in dogs; FELV for outdoor or indoor/outdoor cats.

The vaccine protocols are as follows:

Puppies-

Dhlppckv and lepto 4 way at 8, 12, and 16 weeks
Bordetella- 12 weeks
Rabies 1 year- 16 weeks
Lyme- 12 and 16 weeks

1 year old- Dhlppckv and lepto 4 way- 3 year duration
Bordetella- 1 year duration
Rabies- 3 year duration
Lyme- 1 year duration
2 and 3 year old- Bordetella- 1 year duration
Lyme- 1 year duration
Lepto 4- 1 year duration
4 year old +-Dhlppckv lepto 4 - 3 year duration
Bordetella- 1 year duration
Lyme- 1 year duration
Rabies- 3 year duration

Kittens-

PPRC- 8 and 12 weeks
Rabies 1 year- 12 weeks
FELV- for outdoor cats and exposure 8 and 12 weeks

1 year old
PPRC- 3 year duration
Rabies- 3 year duration
FELV- 1 year duration

2 and 3 year old
FELV- 1 year duration

4 years old+
PPRC- 3 year duration
Rabies- 3 year duration

It remains our recommendation that dogs receive semi-annual physical exams to include fecal, urinalysis, heartworm, Lyme's, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma testing.  It also remains our recommendation that cats receive semi-annual physical exams to include fecal, urinalysis and FELV/FIV testing for "at risk" cats.

These revised protocols are key to maintaining your companion at his highest level of health, which is our mission at Woodbridge Animal Hospital.

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