Which Vaccines Does My Pet Need?
At Central Broward Animal Hospital, our veterinarians determine which vaccines your pet needs to stay healthy based on risk factors such age and lifestyle. We do not take a one size fits all approach.
Typical Dog Vaccines May Include:
- DA2PPL (canine distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvo)
- Canine coronavirus (same family as Covid-19)
- Bordetella ("kennel cough")
- Canine influenza
Typical Cat Vaccines May Include:
- FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia)
- FeLV (feline leukemia virus)
When Does My Pet Need Vaccines?
Puppies and kittens begin a vaccination series during their first year of life that boosts their immune system. After this first series, adult cats and dogs will require booster vaccines throughout their lives to maintain their immunity. The frequency of boosters depends on the type of vaccine given. Most vaccines are annual. However, canine rabies is a 3-year vaccine and Bordetella is given twice a year. Our veterinarians will reevaluate your pet’s lifestyle at their annual exam to determine which vaccines they need to stay healthy, so your pet’s vaccine protocol may change as they age.
If you have any questions or concerns about cat and dog vaccinations, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (954) 792-6323 or ask us at your next appointment!