Cat & Dog Vaccinations in Rutland, VT

Vaccines protect our pets from diseases that are more prevalent in and around Rutland, VT than you may realize. Distemper, rabies, parvovirus, and others are common in wildlife and some can even live in the environment for prolonged stretches of time. With cat and dog vaccinations, you protect your pet from contracting these diseases, even if your pet does happen across them in the environment or in an encounter with an infected animal. At Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center, our vets will devise a personalized vaccination protocol for your individual pet so they only get the vaccines they truly need.

Is your pet late for their vaccine boosters?

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Immunity Starts with Puppy & Kitten Vaccines

Vaccines are needed throughout your pet’s life in order for them to maintain their immunity. Puppies and kittens will start with a vaccination series during their first year of life that boosts their immune system. After the series is over, we’ll develop a unique vaccination protocol for your adult pet that takes into account their needs and lifestyle as well as best practices.

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Which Vaccines Does My Pet Need in Rutland, VT?

Our veterinarians will work with you to determine which vaccines your pet needs to stay healthy.

Things we’ll consider include:

  • Your pet’s age
  • If they travel with you, and where
  • Their lifestyle (indoors or outdoors, if they frequent the dog park, etc.)
  • Their current health condition

Once we have a thorough understanding of the vaccines your pet needs, we’ll develop a protocol from the following vaccinations:

  • Rabies – required by law in the state of Vermont
  • DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza) – highly recommended for all dogs
  • Lyme disease – highly recommended for most dogs, due to the prevalence of ticks in Vermont)
  • Leptospirosis – recommended for dogs who often hike in wilderness areas
  • Bordetella – recommended for dogs frequently in social situations such as boarding, training, dog parks, etc.
  • Canine influenza – recommended for dogs in social situations such as boarding, training, dog parks, etc.
  • Rabies – required by law in the state of Vermont
  • FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia) – highly recommended for all cats
  • Feline leukemia – recommended for outdoor cats

Have questions or concerns about your pet’s vaccinations? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to set your mind at ease!