Rabies $20 – For Dogs, Puppies, Cats, and Kittens
Puppies and kittens must be at least three months of age to receive a rabies vaccine. The initial vaccination is good for one year. Subsequent vaccines are good for three years as long as they are performed in a proper timeframe. Pets without documentation of a previous vaccination will only be given a one-year status. By law, all dogs of a proper age must be current on a rabies vaccine. Many municipalities also require cats to be vaccinated.
Distemper $15 ~ For Dogs, Puppies, Cats, and Kittens
Dogs and Puppies: combination vaccine protects against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus
Cats and Kittens: combination vaccine protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia (sometimes called feline distemper)
Bordetella $15 ~ For Dogs and Puppies
Commonly called Kennel Cough, this virus causes an extremely contagious upper respiratory infection. If your dog goes to a dog park, groomer, boarding kennel, doggie daycare, or dog show, this vaccine is strongly recommended.
Leptospirosis, or lepto, is caused by a bacterium that exists as a number of different species. The vaccine covers four of the most common types that exist in dogs. Lepto is often associated with wildlife and is a threat to dogs who are outdoors a lot and may spend time in stagnant water. Surprisingly, small breed dogs living in urban areas are also at risk, probably due to the presence of urban wildlife. After the initial vaccine, a booster is given in 3-4 weeks, and then annually.
The primary carrier of Lyme disease is the black-legged tick also called a ‘deer tick’ or ‘bear tick’. When infection leads to disease in dogs, the dominant clinical feature is lameness due to inflammation in the joints. After the initial vaccination, a booster should be given 3-4 weeks afterward and a yearly booster is recommended. Lyme vaccinations are around 95% effective; therefore, a concurrent use of a good flea and tick preventative is also recommended.
Dewormer (Pyrantel) ~ For Dogs, Puppies, Cats, and Kittens
Most puppies and kittens will have roundworms and should receive a dewormer at least twice. Some adult dogs and cats will also occasionally get roundworms or hookworms and need to be dewormed. Pyrantel will not treat tapeworms.
Revolution ~ Cats and Kittens
Ear mites are painful and can be prevented with Revolution.
Heartworm Test $20
Heartworm disease is caused by a parasite transmitted by mosquitoes. It is recommended that dogs have a blood test for this disease on an annual basis. It is also recommended that dogs be on a heartworm preventative on a monthly basis. While FVHA does not dispense or provide prescriptions for heartworm preventatives, a pet owner can take our test results to a private veterinary practice. Based on their decision regarding a valid client-patient relationship, they can advise you on the acquisition and use of these preventatives.
Microchip (at vet’s discretion) $20 plus tax For Dogs, Puppies, Cats and Kittens
Nail Trim (at vet’s discretion) $10 plus tax For Dogs, Puppies, Cats and Kittens