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Your Veterinary Hospital Serving the West Tampa Area
Westchase, Citrus Park and Oldsmar
Core Vaccinations (Dogs)
Vaccines are recommended for all dogs
Canine Parvovirus, Distemper virus, and Adenovirus Type 2 Combination Vaccine – Must be given every 3-4 weeks until at least 16 weeks of age. After the first year it is typically boostered yearly or every 3 years.
Rabies Vaccine– Required by Florida law and initially administered around 16 weeks of age, then boostered yearly to every 3 years.
Non-Core/Elective Vaccinations (Dogs)
Vaccines are recommended based on risk and lifestyle
Canine Bordetella Bronchiseptica and Parainfluenza Virus Vaccine (Kennel Cough) – This is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection. The vaccine is generally recommended for any dogs which groom, board, or regularly go to dog parks and is typically boostered once every 6-12 months.
Canine Influenza Bivalent Vaccine – These are highly contagious respiratory viruses transmitted between dogs. Recommended for dogs who have regular dog contact (attend daycare, dog shows, groom, board, training classes, and dog parks). This vaccine requires an initial booster in 2-4 weeks then yearly.
Leptospirosis Vaccine – This disease is transmitted by drinking standing water contaminated with infected wildlife urine. It is recommended for any dogs that hike or have potential wildlife exposure.
Lyme (Borrelia burgforferi) Disease Vaccine – This disease is spread by the ticks and the vaccine is typically recommended for any pets exposed to wooded areas.
Core Vaccinations (Feline)
These vaccines are recommended for all cats starting around 6-8 weeks of age.
Panleukopenia (Feline distemper), Viral Rhinotracheitis (Feline herpes), and Calicivirus Combo Vaccine – Must be given every 3-4 weeks until at least 16 weeks of age. After the first year it is typically boostered yearly or every 3 years.
Rabies Vaccine– Required by Florida law and initially administered around 14-16 weeks of age, then boostered yearly.
Vaccines recommended based on risk and lifestyle.
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV): Spread through the saliva, nasal secretions, feces, urine, and milk of infected cats. Typically recommended for outdoor cats or other high risk cases.