Administering Cat and Dog Vaccinations in Wayne, NJ

Did you know cat and dog vaccinations can help protect your pet from a range of illnesses and diseases? That’s why we recommend vaccinating your pet at least

twice a year.

Some pets may require an individualized vaccination schedule based on their age and vaccination history. Regardless of where your pet spends most of their time, it is recommended to keep their vaccinations up to date to maintain their health and that of other pets they interact with.

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Dog Vaccinations We Offer

We offer the following vaccinations for dogs:

The DAPP vaccine can protect your pet from various diseases such as canine distemper, adenovirus, para-influenza and parvovirus. We recommend this vaccine to be administered with the puppy shots at six to eight weeks old with additional doses three to four weeks apart until they are 16 weeks old. A booster is given one year post the final puppy vaccine and then every three years after.

Bordetella infects your dog’s respiratory system and is typically transmitted among dogs in boarding facilities and other communal spaces. The vaccine should be administered as one of your dog’s first puppy shots at their first visit to Wishing Well. The initial dose is provided intranasally with a secondary injectable dose three to four weeks later. Later doses will switch between intranasal and injectable administration.

We strongly recommend this vaccine as leptospirosis can be dangerous to both dogs and humans. Leptospirosis may cause liver or kidney damage, or even death if treatment is not provided. This bacterial disease can be spread through contact with infected opossums, skunks, raccoons and rodents, and lepto-infested water or urine. Your pet’s first doses should be administered three weeks apart and once every following year.

Rabies is a deadly zoonotic disease, meaning it can affect both humans and mammals, and therefore is a required vaccine for dogs by New Jersey law. We recommend dogs receive this vaccine around 12 weeks of age. An additional shot is administered one year later and once every three years after.

We recommend the Lyme vaccine for dogs that may have a higher exposure to deer ticks, the primary vectors of Lyme disease. Lyme is considered a zoonotic disease, which means it can infect animals as well as humans. Clinical signs of Lyme disease in dogs include lameness, inflamed joints, fever, and loss of appetite. The Lyme vaccine is given initially as two boosters, 3-4 weeks apart, and then once a year after that. 

Cat Vaccinations We Offer

Below are the vaccines we offer for cats:

Rabies is an often-fatal disease that affects humans and cats, which makes protection even more important. Like puppies, kittens should receive this vaccination around 12 weeks of age with their kitten shots. A yearly dose of the Purevax® form of this vaccine can help maximize your cat’s protection.

The FVRCP cat vaccine helps protect your feline from highly contagious diseases such as feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici virus and panleukopenia. This vaccine should be included in the kitten shots when your kitten is six weeks old with later doses provided every three weeks until they are 16 weeks old. Subsequent doses are given one year later and then once every three years after to maintain proper protection.

Feline leukemia attacks your cat’s immune system and can potentially cause cancerous conditions to arise. Prevention is the best way to keep your cat healthy as this disease doesn’t always cause obvious symptoms until the infection has progressed and spread to other cats. The vaccine is included in the kitten shots at nine weeks old, administered one year later, and once every three years following.

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