The 'Paw'er of Vaccines 

NOBODY and we mean nobody likes having a sick family member. 

The single most effective preventative care method for your pet is protecting them from diseases through the administration of routine vaccines.

At the Animal Resource and Kare Center, we want to keep your pet healthy and we believe that vaccinations are essential to protecting your pet from serious diseases that can cause life-threatening illnesses. Many of these diseases can be transmitted from one pet to another and possibly even to their human family members. We have adopted vaccination schedules that we feel provide the best preventative care for your pet. We have incorporated our many years of experience in veterinary medicine as well as the recommended guidelines provided by the AVMA, AAHA and AAFP in order to develop our vaccine protocols.

Rabies vaccinations are required by state law to be administered by a licensed veterinarian to all dogs, cats and ferrets over three months of age. The initial Rabies vaccination must be boostered twelve months later before any parish stipulations are recognized. 

Dog at Vet

What vaccines can I expect my pet to receive during their annual & semi-annual visits?

Canine annual visit includes:     Comprehensive physical examination
                                                            Rabies vaccine   (1 year or 3 year dependent upon law)
                                                            DHLPP vaccine (Distemper, Hepatitis, Lepto, Parvo, Parainfluenza)  *
                                                            Bordetella vaccine   (Kennel Cough)
                                                            Heartworm screening
                                                            Intestinal parasite screening      
                                                            Heartworm prevention
                                                            Non-core vaccines are available    **

Feline annual visit includes:       Comprehensive physical examination
                                                            Rabies vaccine   (1 year or 3 year dependent upon law)
                                                            FVRCP vaccine  (Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)
                                                            FELV vaccine    (Feline Leukemia)
                                                            Heartworm / FELV / FIV screening   ***
                                                            Intestinal parasite screening
                                                            Heartworm prevention

Semi-annual visit includes:         Comprehensive physical examination (dog, cat and ferret)
                                                            Bordetella vaccine  (dog)
                                                            Heartworm prevention   (dog, cat and ferret) 

*      Lepto can be omitted if your pet has experienced a vaccine reaction. Pre-treatment is also available for your pet.
**    Non-core vaccines include but are not limited to:  Canine Influenza vaccine and Lyme vaccine  
***  Recommended for our feline patients, but not required if receiving annual
FELV vaccine and low risk of exposure to FIV.

Ferret annual visit includes:       Comprehensive physical examination 
                                                            Rabies vaccine  (1 year or 3 year dependent upon law)
                                                            CDV vaccine   (Canine Distemper)