Vaccinations

Vaccinations
When should you vaccinate? Puppies and kittens are usually protected from infectious diseases by their mother’s milk , provided she has been adequately vaccinated. However this protection only lasts for a short time, so the last two vaccines are the most important for your pet. Animal Clinic of Rogers recommend your puppies and kittens should begin a series of vaccines starting at 6 weeks of age (to be given every 3 weeks) until they are around 16 weeks of age.

They should receive a booster every 12 months from the date of the last vaccination. There are core vaccines and non core vaccines for both dogs and cats. Depending on your pets lifestyle, environment, age and size, we will be able to advise what vaccines are best for your pet.

Dogs

Core vaccines which dogs should be routinely vaccinated against:
• Canine Corona/Parvovirus
• Canine Distemper/Leptospirosis
• Canine Adenovirus 2/Parainfluenza

We offer 1 year and 3 year Rabies vaccines. (3 year rabies can only be given if the pet has previously had a rabies vaccine.) A rabies vaccine is required by law.

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These vaccines are usually combined into one vaccine given subcutaneously.



Animal Clinic of Rogers carries both a 1 year and 3 year rabies vaccine. If your dog has had a documented rabies vaccine within the last 3 years you may choose to vaccinate with either a 1 or 3 year rabies vaccine.

Noncore Vaccines: (given based on lifestyle/environment)

  • Bordetella Bronchoseptica


​​​​​​​If your dog goes to dog parks, doggy day care, sport parks, boarding or is around other dogs, they need to be vaccinated for Bordetella bronchoseptica (aka kennel cough). At Animal Clinic of Rogers, this vaccine can be given by injection or orally. This vaccine protects against bordetellabronchiseptica and parainfluenza virus.

Leptospirosis is a Zoonotic (humans may acquire this disease also if exposed) disease we see in this area, it is spread by the urine excreted from possums, skunks and raccoons. Your dog only has to sniff the urine to obtain this disease. This is a disease that can cause kidney and/or liver failure. This vaccine can cause some dogs to feel poorly after being vaccinated. If you have a dog which is outdoors alot or around these animals, it is recommended they are vaccinated for Lepto. This is a vaccine which can be included into one vaccine which is given subcutaneously.


Cats

The Core Vaccines for cats, to be given annually are:
• Feline calicivirus /herpes virus
• Feline calici-panleukopenia
• Feline leukemia virus (recommended to be given to Felv negative kittens and Felv negative adult cats that go outside)
and Rabies*

* Arkansas Law require all dogs and cats to be vaccinated for rabies by a licensed Veterinarian.

If you are unsure about wha vaccines they need or when to vaccinate you pet, please give us a call at 479-636-5600.