2159 SAN ELIJO AVENUE
ENCINITAS (Cardiff), CA 92007

Phone : (760) 436-3215

Monday – Friday 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday 8 am to 4 pm

Vaccine Information

Pet Vaccines - Dog Vaccinations - San Diego, CA

New Vaccine Protocols

We have been working hard to adjust our vaccine protocols to match the current recommendations by the major veterinary associations. We now recommend a three-year vaccine for Distemper and Parvo after the initial puppy vaccination series, and a three-year vaccine for feline FVRCP after the initial kitten vaccination series.  The reason for the three-year protocol is to avoid possible health risks created by over vaccination, such as vaccine reactions, possible development of autoimmune diseases in dogs, and vaccine-associated fibrosarcomas in cats.


As an alternative to these vaccines, we also offer an annual vaccine blood titer test that can be performed to access your dog or cat’s vaccine antibody status from previous vaccinations. If antibodies are adequate, no vaccination may be necessary for that year. If a specific viral antibody is low, as indicated by the titer, we can vaccinate only for the specific virus.


Dogs

DHPP (Distemper/ Parvo)- After 1½ years of age, vaccinate every 3 years. OR Annual Vaccine Blood Titer Testing- vaccinate only if indicated by low titers

Bordetella (Kennel Cough)- Vaccinate every 6 months (intranasal vaccination)

Rabies- Vaccinate at 18 weeks old, again 1 year later, and thereafter every 3 years as required by law.

 

Cats

FVRCP (Viral Rhinotracheitis/Calicivirus/Panleukopenia)-After 1 ½ years of age, vaccinate every 3 years OR Annual Vaccine Blood Titer Testing- vaccinate only if indicated by low titers

Feline Leukemia- Annual Vaccination OR Annual Vaccine Blood Titer Testing OR Decline to vaccinate (indoor cats only)

Rabies- Vaccinate at 4-6 months old, again 1 year later, and thereafter every 3 years. OR Decline to vaccinate (indoor cats only)




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Encinitas, CA Animal Hospital
2159 San Elijo Ave., Encinitas (Cardiff), CA 92007
(760) 436-3215
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