Cat and Dog Vaccinations in Avondale Estates, GA

Pet vaccinations offer twofold protection—first, they protect the recipient by immunizing them against harmful viruses. Second, this immunity helps to reduce the spread of infection, protecting other pets and people, too. The Village Vets Avondale Estates is devoted to helping your pet stay healthy, but we also care about keeping our community healthy. Get lifelong disease protection for your pet by scheduling their vaccination appointment today.

Vaccinations for Dogs & Cats

Puppies and kittens start losing the antibodies they received while nursing as soon as they are weaned. To build up and maintain their immunity to infection, pets need to begin receiving their initial boosters as young as 6-8 weeks old. Cat and dog vaccinations fall into two categories: core (recommended for all pets) and noncore (recommended based on risk). The Village Vets abides by the American Animal Hospital Association’s guidelines for vaccinating pets, which help to prevent over vaccination in dogs and cats and ensure they only get the vaccines they genuinely need.

Dog Vaccines in Avondale Estates, GA

Core

  • Rabies vaccine (required by law in the state of Georgia)
    • First series: 1 dose at 12 weeks old
    • Booster: 1 year after first dose, then every 3 years thereafter
  • DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza)
    • First series: 3 doses, 3-4 weeks apart, starting at 6-8 weeks old
    • Booster: 1 year after first series, then every 3 years thereafter

Noncore

  • Leptospirosis (strongly recommended for dogs)
    • First series: 2 doses given together with last 2 doses of DHPP vaccine
    • Booster: Given annually
  • Lyme disease
    • First series: 2 doses, with first dose as early as 9-10 weeks old, then 3-4 weeks later for the second dose
    • Booster: Given annually
  • Canine influenza
    • First series: 2 doses, with first dose given as early as 6-8 weeks old, then 3-4 weeks later for second dose
    • Booster: Given annually
  • Bordetella (kennel cough)
    • First series: 1 dose given as early as 6 weeks of age
    • Booster: Given every 6 months
  • Coronavirus
    • First series: 2 doses, with first dose given as early as 10-12 weeks, and second dose given 3-4 weeks later
    • Booster: Given annually

Cat Vaccines in Avondale Estates, GA

Core

  • Rabies (required by law in the state of Georgia)
    • First series: 1 dose given at 12 weeks old
    • Booster: Given annually
  • FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia)
    • First series: 3 doses given 3-4 weeks apart starting at 6-8 weeks old
    • Booster: Given 1 year after first series, then every 3 years thereafter

Noncore

  • Feline leukemia (highly recommended for outdoor cats)
    • First series: 2 doses, with first dose given as early as 8 weeks old, and second dose given 3-4 weeks later
    • Booster: Given annually
  • Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)
    • First series: 3 doses given 3-4 weeks apart starting at 8 weeks old
    • Booster: Given annually
  • Pneumonitis
    • First series: 3 doses given along with FVRCP
    • Booster: 1 year after first series, then every 3 years based on risk
  • Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)
    • First series: 2 doses, with first dose given as early as 16 weeks old, and the second dose given 3-4 weeks later
    • Booster: Given annually

We Create Personalized Pet Vaccine Plans

All dogs and cats are different, and should have a vaccination schedule that best suits their unique needs. When you see us for a checkup, we’ll help you figure out which vaccines your pet needs, when they’ll need them, and how frequently. We’ll evaluate which diseases pose a higher risk for your companion based on their lifestyle, and answer any questions you have about the safety and effectiveness of our cat and dog vaccines.

Feel free to contact us at (404) 924-8690 for more information!

Pet Vaccinations in Avondale Estates, GA
Puppy waiting for his dog vaccination in Avondale Estates, GA