Dog and Cat Vaccinations

At The Heights Veterinary Clinic we offer a full line of vaccines that are tailored to the age and lifestyle of your pet. Not every pet requires the same vaccine protocol, and we believe in educating and working with our clients to choose the vaccines that best suit your pets needs. We will review your pets previous vaccine history and individualize a vaccine schedule that is most appropriate for their lifestyle.

Puppy and Kitten Vaccines

Puppies and kittens require a series of vaccines  starting at 8 weeks of age, continuing every  3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age. The core  vaccines will include a series of canine (DA2PP)  or feline (FVRCP) distemper vaccines and a  Rabies vaccine.

Adult Dog Core Vaccines

The adult canine core vaccines include the Canine Distemper/Parvo vaccine (DA2PP) and the Rabies vaccine. At The Heights Veterinary Clinic we offer 1 year or 3 year vaccines based on your dog's current vaccination status

Adult Feline Core Vaccines

The adult feline core vaccines include the Feline Distemper vaccine (FVRCP) and the Feline Rabies vaccine. At the Heights Veterinary Clinic we offer 1 year or 3 year vaccines based on your cat’s current vaccination status.

Optional Vaccines For
Dogs And Cats

The optional or Non-core vaccines are given based on your pets level of exposure and lifestyle. These vaccines will be discussed at your pet’s annual exam and, if needed, an appropriate vaccine schedule will be individualized for your pet.

Bordetella (kennel cough): This vaccine protects against an upper respiratory disease and is often recommended for dogs that visit dog parks, groomers, boarding facilities, day care, or are around other dogs on a regular basis.

Canine Influenza Virus: This vaccine protects against two strains of the Influenza virus and is mostly recommended for dogs that are highly frequent visitors to dog parks, day care, or boarding facilities.

Leptospirosis: This vaccine protects against a deadly bacterial disease that is carried in the urine of wild animals and rodents. It is recommended for dogs that swim in lakes or ponds or that frequently drink out of standing water or play in soil where wildlife may be present. Leptospirosis is also a zoonotic disease, meaning it can be transferred from animals to people.

Lyme disease: This vaccine protects against a bacterial disease, Lyme Borreliosis, which is transmitted by ticks to dogs that are frequent visitors to wooded areas.

Feline Leukemia (FeLV): This vaccine protects against a viral disease often seen in outdoor cats. This vaccine is recommended for cats that go outside and may be in contact with feral or other outdoor cats.

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    Tampa, FL 33603

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