What Your Animal Needs:

Below are medical needs that we at Care for Animals, recommend/require:

Kittens:

  • Distemper vaccine (FVRCP) at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age
  • Rabies vaccine at 16 weeks of age
  • Flea and tick treatment starting at 8 weeks old
  • Deworming (most kittens are born with intestinal worms. They are not always visible in the stool)

Cats:

  • Annual Rabies and Distemper (FVRCP) vaccines

–          If the Rabies vaccine is updated before it expires, then your cat is eligible to receive the 3-year

–          Rabies vaccine.

  • Blood test for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FeLV/FIV)
  • Upon negative blood test, vaccinate for FeLV if your cat will be going outdoors
  • Flea and Tick treatment monthly, especially in the warmer months
  • Deworming (if your cat has never been dewormed or if he/she goes outdoors)

Puppies:

  • Distemper/Parvo vaccine (DHPP) at 8, 12, and 16 weeks
  • Rabies vaccine at 16 weeks of age
  • Heartworm pills started prior to 6 months of age (otherwise blood test is required before starting pills)
  • Deworming (most puppies are born intestinal with worms. They are not always visible in the stool)

Dogs:

  • Annual Rabies and Distemper/Parvo (DHPP) vaccine

–          If the Rabies vaccine is updated before it expires, then your dog is eligible to receive the 3-year Rabies vaccine.

  • Lepto Vaccine – recommended if your dog swims in a pond, drinks from puddles or you live close to a wooded area
  • Lyme Vaccine – recommended if you live in an area with a high tick population
  • Bordetella Vaccine – recommended if you take your dog to a boarding facility or dog park
  • Annual Heartworm blood test
  • Monthly Heartworm preventative medication
  • Monthly flea and tick treatment, especially in the warmer months