A complete array of puppy and adult vaccinations are available at Westlake Village Animal Hospital. Core vaccines are recommended for all healthy patients. Additional vaccines may be considered based on your pet's individual lifestyle. Annual vaccinations are one of the most important preventive measures you can take for the health of your pet. Our doctors tailor an immunization program best suited for your pet's individual needs.Westlake Village Animal Hospital Recommends Your Dog Receives:
- DHPP - DHPP can be called Canine Distemper for Upper Respiratory Infections and the Parvo virus. The DHPP vaccine is a combination of four vaccines given to puppies and dogs in intervals. Those vaccines are Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus. We recommend puppies should start their vaccines, when possible, around 6 weeks of age. This is given in a series with 4 shots about 3-4 weeks apart. From then one we recommend it be given annually.
- Bordetella - Bordetella is otherwise known as “Kennel Cough.” This vaccination is recommended every 6 months to minimize the risk of the bacterial culture known as Bordetella bronchiseptica. Dogs, just like human beings, can be susceptible to airborne disease, so it is best to be immunized, especially if your dog regularly boards, or socializes in a group environment. The Bordetella vaccination is recommended 2 times per year.
- Rabies – The Rabies vaccine is recommended every 3 years to control rabies. Rabies can be prevented by vaccination, both in humans and in other animals. Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals usually transmitted through the bite of an infected animal. Puppies first receive Rabies at 16 weeks of age and then again one year later. From then on we recommend it be given every three years.
- FVRCP - FVRCP is otherwise known as the Feline Distemper for Upper Respiratory disease. This is given in a series with 3 shots about 3-4 weeks apart. The FVRCP is repeated annually. FVRCP vaccination is especially important if your cat goes outside, gets boarded regularly or in a group environment
- FeLV – FeLV is otherwise known as the Feline Leukemia vaccine. This vaccine is given in a series of 2 to bolster immunity in the first year, then annually.
- Rabies - Rabies is given annually beginning at 16 wks old and recommended very 3 years. Rabies can be prevented by this vaccination, both in humans and in other animals. Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals usually transmitted through the bite of an infected animal. Kittens first receive Rabies at 16 weeks of age and then again one year later. From then on we recommend it be given every three years.
- Rattlesnake vaccine - The rattlesnake vaccine is an aid in helping to prevent pain, injury, and death from your pet getting bitten by a rattlesnake. This vaccine is designed to simulate your pet’s natural immune system and produce antibodies that can help neutralize rattlesnake venom, thus giving your pet time to get the medical treatment needed to save their life. These antibodies become a part of the dog’s immune system, and are available when the snake bite occurs. This vaccination is initially given twice, at three week intervals and then twice a year to maintain efficiency.
- Lyme disease - The Lyme disease vaccine is available for protecting dogs against Lyme disease usually transmitted through a tick bite. The vaccine is initially given twice, at three-week intervals. Annual revaccination is also necessary to maintain immunity.
- Coronavirus - Coronavirus disease is an intestinal infection in dogs that is routinely short-lived, however, it may cause abdominal discomfort for a few days. This vaccine is not recommended for all dogs and will be assessed based on your dog’s lifestyle and chance of risk.