Puppies and kittens need a series of vaccines that we offer as a puppy and kitten package. All of the vaccines, exams and deworming are included in one price. Licensed veterinary technicians booster the vaccines after the initial visit.
Your puppy should receive their first wellness exam and DA2PP at 6-8 weeks of age. The DA2PP vaccine includes protection against canine distemper virus, parvovirus, parainfluenza and adenovirus type 1and 2. Puppies under 12 weeks of age should receive this vaccine three times, 4 weeks apart. Puppies 12 weeks or older that have had no previous vaccinations should receive the DA2PP vaccine twice, 4 weeks apart. Once your puppy reaches 2 years of age the DA2PP vaccine is given every 3 years. It is not ideal for you to take your young puppy to public places until he/she receives at least two sets of vaccines. Use caution when visiting common areas such as dog parks and pet stores as risk of acquiring contagious disease may increase.
The canine rabies vaccination is required in the state of Alaska. This vaccine is given once after 12 weeks of age, boostered after 1 year, then given every three years.
Your kitten may need both core and non core vaccines based on their lifestyle and risk of exposure.
Due to a high rate of infection, the FVRCP vaccine is considered a core vaccine. It is given twice 3-4 weeks apart, starting at 8 weeks. A booster is given after 1 year, then administered every three years thereafter.
Cats that go outside should be vaccinated for feline leukemia (FeLV). Each cat in the household should test negative for FeLV and new members to the house should be tested as well. Susceptibility for the feline leukemia virus is greatest in the first 12 months of life. Cats older then 12 months with a reasonable risk of exposure should be vaccinated as well. The FeLV vaccine is administered twice at 8 an 12 weeks of age. FeLV should be given one year after initial doses then every three years thereafter.
The feline rabies vaccination is required in the state of Alaska. This vaccine is given once after 12 weeks of age, boostered after 1 year, then given every three years.