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  1. What is the “basic vaccine” for my dog?

    The basic vaccine (DA2PP) for puppies/dogs (6 weeks +) helps preventing 5 diseases:

    • canine distemper (caused by canine distemper virus; CDV)
    • infectious canine hepatitis (caused by canine adenovirus type 1; CAV-1)
    • respiratory disease (caused by canine adenovirus type 2; CAV-2)
    • canine parainfluenza (caused canine parainfluenza virus; CPI), and
    • canine parvoviral enteritis (caused by canine parvovirus; CPV and CPV-2c).
  2. What is the bordetella vaccine?

    The bordetella vaccine helps preventing puppies/dogs (8 weeks+) from kennel cough (canine infectious tracheobronchitis) caused by bacteria called Bordetella bronchiseptica. Symptoms may include dry/hacking cough, fever, lethargy, and more.

  3. What is the leptospirosis vaccine?

    The leptospirosis vaccine helps preventing puppies/dogs(6 weeks+) from leptospirosis caused by bacteria called Leptospira canicola, L. grippotyphosa, L. icterohaemorrhagiae, and L. pomona. They are present in urine of wildlife (skunk, raccoon, rat, etc.) and transmitted to dogs that sniff the urine or drink water which may contain the bacteria. The infection can damage the kidney and liver, can be fatal in susceptible individuals. Symptoms may include fever, weakness, stiffness, anorexia, increased drinking and urination, and more.

  4. What is the lyme disease vaccine?

    The lyme disease vaccine helps preventing puppies/dogs (9 weeks+) from lyme disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. This bacteria is transmitted by tick bites. Symptoms may include lameness, kidney failure, difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea and more.

  5. What is the “basic vaccine” for my cat?

    The basic vaccine (F4/FVRCP-C) for kittens/cats helps preventing 4 diseases:

    • Feline viral rhinotracheitis; FVR (caused by feline herpesvirus-1)
    • Feline respiratory disease (caused by feline calicivirus; FCV)
    • Feline panleukopenia (caused by feline parvovirus; FPV)
    • Feline chlamydiosis (caused by Chlamydia psittaci)
  6. What is the feline leukemia vaccine for my cat?

    The feline leukemia vaccine for kittens/cats (9 weeks+) helps preventing:

    • persistent viremia and lymphoid tumors (caused by feline leukemia virus;FeLV)
    • other diseases associated with FeLV

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