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Dog and Cat Vaccines

Vaccines are an essential aspect of any preventative medicine program.

Vaccines have proved to be an invaluable tool in protecting our pets from fatal diseases, but that does not mean some thought shouldn’t be given to how they are administered. Birch-Dan Animal Hospital tailors its Scarborough pet vaccination protocol to guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the lifestyle of your pet, as well as the diseases he or she is most likely to be exposed to.

During your kitten or puppy’s first year of life we also spread out the series of vaccines in order not to put too much strain on his or her developing immune system. After your pet’s first year, we then move to a three year vaccine protocol, which is more cost-effective and convenient for our clients.

The core vaccines we offer to felines are rhinotracheitis, calici, panleukopenia, and rabies. For canines we offer distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus, parainfluenza, Bordetella and rabies. Non core vaccines for cats are feline leukemia and feline AIDS (FIV). Non-core vaccines for canines are lepto, giardia, and Lyme.