Avon Lake Animal Clinic follows the most current vaccine guidelines established by the American Animal Hospital Association
(AAHA), American Veterinary
Medical Association (AVMA) and American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Traditionally, veterinarians subscribed to the theory that all pets need to be vaccinated annually for all diseases. Through substantial research, this practice has been disproved. It has been shown that many vaccines provide extended immunity in our pets. We are concerned that many pets, through outdated protocols, are over vaccinated. This could result in unnecessary risk for the pet and unneeded expense to the client. Our veterinarians are educated in the most current vaccine protocols and will tailor a vaccine plan appropriate to your pet’s needs and lifestyle. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions regarding vaccines and your pet.
Canine core (essential) vaccines:
Canine non-core (optional but recommended) vaccines:
- Hepatitis (adenovirus)
Feline core (essential) vaccines:
- Leptospirosis – Zoonotic (contagious to humans) disease transferred through urine of wildlife
- Bordetella – Respiratory cough transferred through social environments of boarding, grooming, daycare etc.
- Lyme’s Disease – Tick bourne illness transferred through the deer tick. Endemic in Northeast and Midwest of United States
- Canine Influenza
Feline non-core (optional) vaccines:
- Panleukopenia (distemper)
Ferret core vaccines:
- Feline Leukemia – Recommended for any cat that has exposure to outdoors