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Wellness and Vaccinations

We realize that your pet is like a member of your family, and you want the best possible care for your loved one throughout his or her lifetime. Our team at East Lincoln Animal Hospital in Denver, North Carolina is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner. We are dedicated to partnering with you in the health care of your pet from the first preventive examinations and vaccinations of your young, healthy pet through early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages.

Annual check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems later in your pet’s life. Vaccinations will be administered according to your pet’s individual needs. We will assess your pet’s risk of exposure to diseases and provide vaccinations as needed for protection. A complete physical examination is also performed at the time of vaccination. Wellness blood profiles and urinalysis may be recommended for your pet at certain ages or if they fit certain risk categories.

Our knowledgeable veterinarians will provide the most up-to-date patient care, with an emphasis on client education, to keep your companions feeling their best. We will develop programs for the specific needs of your pet regarding the best ways to control fleas and ticks in your house, your yard, and on your pet. We will provide guidance for your pet’s nutritional needs for each life stage including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance, and performance. We can spay or neuter your pet at the appropriate age, not just to prevent unwanted litters, but to lessen the development of cancer in both genders of dogs and cats.

We also offer behavioral counseling providing advice in the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling, and aggression. Call East Lincoln Animal Hospital today to schedule a wellness visit for your pet.


Kitten Vaccination Schedule:

6-9 weeks
  • •Physical examination
  • •FeLV/FIV test (Feline leukemia/Feline immunodeficiency test) is recommended for all kittens
  • •FVRCP vaccine #1
  • •Deworming
  • •Flea/heartworm prevention

9-12 weeks
  • •Physical examination
  • •FeLV vaccine #1 (*if needed)
  • •FVRCP vaccine #2
  • •Deworming
  • •Flea/heartworm prevention

12-15 weeks
  • •Physical examination
  • •FeLV vaccine #2 (*if needed)
  • •Rabies vaccination (PureVax rabies vaccine will last 1 year)
  • •Deworming
  • •Flea/heartworm prevention

* We do recommend that all kittens (even indoor only) intitially get a FeLV vaccination series since the possiblilty exists that they may be exposed to FeLV through the introduction of new cats, exposure to other cats if they should escape the house, or in case they do become indoor/outdoor cats later in life. We may elect to drop the FeLV vaccination from the vaccination program later in the kittens life if he/she is a truly 100% indoor kitty.


Cat Vaccination Schedule

1 year
  • •Physical examination
  • •FVRCP vaccination
  • •FeLV vaccination (*if needed)
  • •Rabies vaccination (we recommend the 1 year PureVax Rabies for cats)
  • •Deworming/flea control
  • •FeLV/FIV testing (*if needed)
  • •FIV vaccine (**if needed)

2-8 years
  • •Physical examination yearly
  • •FVRCP vaccination every 1 to 3 years (depending on exposure)
  • •FeLV vaccination yearly (*if needed)
  • •Rabies vaccination (we recommend the 1 year PureVax Rabies for cats)
  • •Deworming/flea control
  • •FeLV/FIV testing (*if needed)
  • •FIV vaccine (**if needed)

8+ Years
  • •As above. Consider geriatric blood profile yearly to screen for aging diseases (such as diabetes, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism).

* Indoor cats with no exposure to the outdoors and/or other cats that go inside and outside will not need a FeLV vaccine. If unvaccinated, make sure that all new cats entering the household have been FeLV tested negative before exposing them to your cat.
** FIV vaccine if needed.


Abbreviations:

AVMA = American Veterinary Medical Association
FVRCP vaccination = Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis/Calici/Panleukopenia/Chlamydia vaccination
FeLV vaccination = Feline Leukemia Virus vaccination
FIV vaccination = Feline Immunodeficiency Virus vaccination
FeLV/FIV testing = Feline Leukemia Virus/ Feline Immunodeficiency Virus testing


Puppy Vaccination Schedule

6-9 Weeks
  • •Physical examination yearly
  • •DA2PP #1
  • •Fecal and deworming
  • •Start Heartworm prevention/flea/tick control

10-13 Weeks
  • •Physical examination yearly
  • •DA2PP #2
  • •Leptospirosis #1
  • •Rabies 1 year
  • •Fecal and deworming
  • •Continue heartworm prevention/flea/tick control

14-17 Weeks
  • •Physical examination yearly
  • •DA2PP #3
  • •Leptospirosis #2
  • •Bordatella intranasal and Influenza vaccine if needed (requires a booster)
  • •Fecal and deworming
  • •Continue heartworm prevention/flea/tick control

16-20 Weeks
  • •Those puppies that started their vaccination series at 6-8 weeks and should have the last vaccine between 16 and 20 weeks of age; therefore requiring a DA2PP #4.

DA2PP = Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus vaccine.


Dog Vaccination Schedule

1 year
  • •Physical examination
  • •DA2PP vaccination
  • •Rabies vaccination (good for 3 years)
  • •Bordatella and Influenza if needed
  • •Leptospirosis vaccination
  • •Fecal test
  • •Heartworm test/wellness profile
  • •Flea/Tick Prevention
  • •Heartworm prevention

2-8 years
  • •Physical examination yearly
  • •DA2PP vaccination every 1 to 3 years (depending on exposure)
  • •Rabies vaccination every 3 years (if on schedule)
  • •Rabies vaccination (we recommend the 1 year PureVax Rabies for cats)
  • •Leptospirosis vaccine
  • •Fecal test
  • •Heartworm test/wellness profile
  • •Flea/Tick Prevention
  • •Heartworm prevention

8+ Years
  • •As above. Consider geriatric blood profile and urinalysis yearly to screen for aging diseases (such as Cushings, diabetes, hypothyroidism, kidney and liver disease).

** Since large breeds of dogs age faster, these tests may be recommended earlier for large breeds such as Dobermans, Great Danes, Greyhounds, Labradors, Shepherds, and Mastiffs.