Pet Vaccinations Protect Pets for the Long-Term

Pet vaccinations help more than just your pet. By preventing your pet from contracting zoonotic diseases (those that spread between animals and people such as rabies), you keep your human family safe, too. At The Village Vets of Stone Mountain, we believe every pet deserves a long and happy life with you, which is why we offer safe, effective vaccines for a lifetime of protection. Schedule an appointment today.

Pet Vaccinations in Stone Mountain: Man Carrying Cat

Dog and Cat Vaccinations and When We Administer Them

Building immunity starts with a series of vaccines for puppies and kittens. After that, they’ll need boosters to maintain their resistance. Pet vaccinations are either “core” (highly recommended for all pets) or “noncore” (recommended for pets at risk). We follow AAHA and AAFP guidelines to avoid any chance of over-vaccination. Review the list below to learn more about what vaccines your pet may need and when we administer them.

Pet Vaccinations in Stone Mountain: Cat and Dog

Dog Vaccinations

Core

  • Rabies (required by law in Georgia)
    • Initial series: one dose at 12 weeks of age
    • Booster: one year after initial series, then every 3 years
  • DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza)
    • Initial series: three doses 3-4 weeks apart, starting at 6-8 weeks of age
    • Booster: one year after initial series, then every 3 years

Noncore

  • Leptospirosis (highly recommended)
    • Initial series: two doses given in combination with the last two injections of DHPP
    • Booster: annually
  • Canine Influenza (bivalent)
    • Initial series: two doses starting as early as 6-8 weeks of age, then 3-4 weeks later
    • Booster: annually
  • Bordetella (kennel cough)
    • Initial series: one dose as early as 6 weeks of age
    • Booster: every 6 months
  • Lyme Disease
    • Initial series: two doses starting as early as 9-10 weeks, then 3-4 weeks later
    • Booster: annually
  • Coronavirus
    • Initial series: two doses starting as early as 10-12 weeks, then 3-4 weeks later
    • Booster: annually

Cat Vaccinations

Core

  • Rabies (required by law in Georgia)
    • Initial series: one dose at 12 weeks of age
    • Booster: annually
  • FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis calicivirus, panleukopenia)
    • Initial series: three doses 3-4 weeks apart starting at 6-8 weeks of age
    • Booster: one year after initial series, then every 3 years

Noncore

  • Feline Leukemia (recommended for outdoor cats)
    • Initial series: two doses as early as 8 weeks of age, then 3-4 weeks later
    • Booster: annually
  • Pneumonitis
    • Initial series: three doses given along with FVRCP
    • Booster: one year after initial series, then every 3 years if still at risk
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
    • Initial series: three doses 3-4 weeks apart starting at 8 weeks of age
    • Booster: annually
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis
    • Initial series: two doses starting as early as 16 weeks of age, then 3-4 weeks later
    • Booster: annual

Tailored Vaccination Plans

Each pet is unique, which is why we work with you to develop an individualized vaccination plan for your pet. We’ll assess their level of risk depending on their lifestyle and recommend any beneficial vaccines. For any questions or concerns about pet vaccinations, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Village Vets – Stone Mountain

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