What we are vaccinating our cats against
Feline Panleukopenia Virus (Distemper in cats) – this is a highly contagious viral disease. It is similar to canine Parvovirus in both virus conformation and clinical signs. This organism is wide spread in the environment, where it can survive for more than a year.
Rhinotracheitis – This herpes virus is one of the major causes of infectious upper respiratory disease in cats. Clinical signs of feline upper respiratory disease include lack of appetite, lethargy, oculonasal discharge, sneezing and fever.
Calicivirus – Clinical signs of this virus are often indistinguishable from Rhinotracheitis, except cats with this virus frequently have ulcerations in their mouth.
Feline Leukemia Virus (FELV) – FELV is a fatal retrovirus transmitted from mother to kittens across the placenta and through nursing, or from cat to cat primarily through the saliva. We recommend blood testing of all new kittens prior to vaccination and especially before introducing them to other cats in your household.
What we are vaccinating our dogs against
Canine Parvovirus – This highly contagious disease causes severe bloody vomiting and diarrhea. Death may occur from dehydration and secondary complications
Canine Distemper – A highly contagious viral disease, this is primarily spread through direct contact. Clinical signs are usually associated with respiratory, gastrointestinal and central nervous system.
Adenovirus – This virus is associated with respiratory disease and infectious hepatitis (liver disease) in dogs
Leptospirosis – This organism is common in our area. Clinical signs can progress to severe kidney and often liver failure. This disease is transmissible to people through the urine of an infected pet.
Canine Coronavirus – This virus commonly affects the gastrointestinal system of puppies causing vomiting and diarrhea, but is not usually life threatening.
Bordetella/Adenovirus Type 2/Parainfluenza – Kennel cough Complex: a collection of highly contagious bacteria and viruses that cause respiratory disease. We vaccinate through intranasal inhalation so that local immunity is high in the nasal passages, where the infection begins. For dogs at high risk of exposure (boarding frequently, regular groomings, showing, etc) we recommend vaccination every 6 months.
What are we vaccinating our ferrets against
CANINE DISTEMPER – Canine distemper can be transmitted to ferrets directly from infected animals including dogs, foxes, raccoons and other ferrets. You can bring distemper home if you are in contact with infected material in places such as the woods, a pet store or a breeding facility. Using a canine distemper vaccine that is not approved for use in ferrets can also transmit the disease. We recommend vaccinating your ferret at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age and then annually to prevent this highly fatal and contagious disease.
What are we vaccinating our pot bellied pigs against
Pasteurella hemolytica, Erysipelothrix insidiosa, Hemophilus pleuropneumoniae, and Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Tetanus