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Basic vaccines include the feline "distemper" combination vaccine (feline panleukopenia virus, rhinotracheitis and calicivirus) and the rabies vaccine. The combination vaccine is started at 8-10 weeks of age, and given every 3-4 weeks until at least 14 weeks of age. The rabies virus vaccine is given once at over 12 weeks of age. Optional vaccines for kittens include the feline leukemia vaccine (FeLV) which is recommended for all indoor/outdoor and outdoor only cats, and for any cats who live with FeLV + housemates or housemates who go outside. The FeLV vaccine is started after 9 weeks of age and given one booster 3-4 weeks after the first dose. After the final booster vaccines, kitten vaccinations are good for 1 year.
Basic vaccines include the canine "distemper" combination vaccine (distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus), Lyme disease vaccine (for this geographic area), and rabies vaccine. The distemper combination vaccine is started at 8-9 weeks of age and given every 3-4 weeks until at least 14 weeks of age. The Lyme disease vaccine is started after 9 weeks of age and given one booster 3-4 weeks after the first dose. The rabies virus vaccine is given once at over 12 weeks of age (we recommend this vaccine to be given by itself once all other vaccine boosters are completed, usually around 4-5 months of age). Optional vaccines include the leptospirosis vaccine (for dogs who live in wooded areas or enjoy hunting or hiking), and bordatella vaccine (usually required by boarding facilities and some training classes).