FCR-CP: This is the standard feline protection against feline distemper, calici and rhinotracheitis viruses and of three of these vaccines, each 21 days apart, starting at 6 weeks of age. On the one year anniversary of the last shot a booster vaccine is given each year.
FELV: Feline Leukemia is given starting at 6-8 weeks of age. Two vaccines total, 21 days apart, thereafter a yearly booster is recommended for all outdoor cats including cats that only venture outdoors occasionally. Strictly indoor cats do not necessarily need additional boosters after the initial kitten vaccinations. If you are not sure about your cats potential exposure to feline leukemia please ask Dr. Tillquist for clarification or guidance in making this decision.
RABIES: This vaccine is given at 12-16 weeks of age then boostered in one year. For cats that go outside a booster every three years is recommended. Rabies does exist in this area, so protect your pet.
FIV: Also known as feline AIDS virus. This vaccine is no long recommend as it's effectiveness has not been proven.
FIP: This vaccine is no longer recommended as it's effectiveness has not been proven.
In most cases, a cat over 10 years of age, that has received recommended vaccinations, is considered protected to the limitations of each vaccine. Please feel free to ask Dr. Tillquist about his recommendations for your pet.
DHLPP: Distemper hepatitis parainfluenza - parvovaccine, given together in one injection, total of 4 injections beginning at 6-8 weeks of age, ideally given 21 days apart. A booster vaccine is given one year after the last puppy vaccine. Boosters are required yearly.
BORDATELLA: First vaccine given at 8-10 weeks followed by one booster vaccine in 21 days. This vaccine is boostered yearly if exposed to other dogs. If staying at a boarding facility a booster every six months may be required. If your dog is isolated from other dogs it is probably not necessary to vaccinate again after the puppy vaccine protection.
RABIES: This is the only vaccine required by law. It is given initially at 12-16 weeks of age. It is then given one year later and is considered valid for three years and then is given every three years thereafter. This can vary from state to state so be sure and check what the rabies law is if you leave Idaho.
GIARDIA: This vaccine is not considered a regular or routine vaccine. This vaccine does not prevent disease. It has been shown to reduce the severity of disease and reduce the shedding of the infected particles, thus reducing contagion to other animals and potentially humans.