We offer a customized vaccine protocol for your pet based on age and lifestyle
We also offer 3- year vaccine options. Ask your vet about it.
This combination vaccine protects against four diseases: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus.
Canine distemper is a very contagious and deadly disease caused by a virus. Dogs and ferrets as well as certain species of wildlife, such as raccoons, wolves, foxes, and skunks, are at risk. Although there is no cure for distemper, the most important fact to remember is that it is preventable through vaccination.
Canine Rabies- 1-year or 3- year
Rabies Vaccines are a state requirement for all dogs and cats. Pet's can be vaccinated for Rabies either annually or every 3 years. Rabies virus is fatal and all warm-blooded animals (including humans) are susceptible to infection.
Feline Rabies- 1-year or 3-year
Rabies Vaccines required by law for all dogs and cats. Rabies virus is fatal and all warm-blooded animals (including humans) are susceptible to infection. The primary way the rabies virus is transmitted to cats in the United States is through a bite from a disease carrier: foxes, raccoon, skunks, and bats. Cats that live part or all of their lives outdoors are at a higher risk of contracting rabies.
Feline Distemper- 1-year or 3-year
Panleukopenia, also known as feline distemper, is an extremely contagious and deadly disease caused by a virus. The virus is spread through contact with an infected cat’s saliva, urine, blood, nasal discharge, or fleas. There is no cure for panleukopenia and, without treatment, it has a high mortality rate. The most important fact to know about panleukopenia is, while it is not curable, it is preventable through vaccination.
Feline Leukemia (FeLV)- Annual
FeLV is often called the “friendly cat” disease as it is commonly spread from cat to cat through casual contact, such as grooming or sharing food or water. FeLV is especially common in cats that go outdoors.
* Discuss how your pet has been doing at home and addressing any issues that you may be having.
* Examination of the eyes with an ophthalmoscope: We are looking for normal changes in the eyes as well as detecting any abnormalities in vision or appearance.
* Examination of the ears with an otoscope: We are looking for a pink, healthy inner ear free of debris or infection.
* Oral examination: We look into your pet's mouth to detect any diseased teeth or gum disease.
* Evaluating your pet's Lymph nodesto be sure they are normal in size and shape.
* Palpating your pet's abdomenwill allow us to feel for any abnormalities on your pet's organs.
* Examination of the heart and lungswith a stethoscope will allow us to detect any cardiac or respiratory changes or abnormalities.
* Examination of the skin and hair coat.
* Fecal examination to rule out any intestinal parasites.
* Heart worm testing.
* Tick-borne disease testing (ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease and anaplasmosis)
Physical Examination and Vaccines
Canine Distemper- (DHPP) 1-year or 3-year
Leptospirosis- "Lepto" is normally included with the canine distemper vaccine (DHPP+4L) and it is given annually.
Lepto is a disease caused by a bacterial organism. It is a zoonotic disease, meaning it can be passed from species to species. In dogs, especially in puppies less than 6 months of age, this disease can be fatal. Leptospirosis infects the blood stream and the toxins of the bacteria attack the internal organs, which can eventually cause them to shut down and stop working. It can also cause uveitis (inflammation of the inner part of the eye) or damage to other organs. lepto bacteria are passed via direct contact with the fluids of an infected animal, such as open wounds, urine, or milk.
The bordetella bacteria causes an extremely contagious upper respiratory infection or URI. We recommend this vaccine before your dog attends Doggy Daycare, Boarding, Grooming, Dog Parks and Pet stores. MANY Boarding and Daycare facilities require this vaccine prior to your pet's visit. Although your pet may still contract a URI, his symptoms will be less severe and he will recover much faster if unvaccinated.
Canine Influenza (H3N8 and H3N2)- Annual
"Dog flu" is cause by a particular strain of the influenza virus that can be passed very easily between dogs. It’s important to note while canine influenza can stand alone, it is often involved with other infections that combine to cause what’s known as “kennel cough.” We recommend this vaccine before your dog attends Daycare, Boarding, Grooming, Dog Parks and Pet stores. We offer vaccines for both the H3N8 and the H3N2 strains of Canine Influenza.
Lyme Vaccine- Annual
Lyme can affect dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes. The more time a dog spends outside in areas where ticks are prevalent, the greater the risk!
We provide comprehensive care and practice preventive medicine, which begins with a complete physical examination of your pet. A vital part of the exam is talking with you to find out how your pet feels or behaves at home and if your pet has developed any new habits or symptoms since you last visited.
We also love to hear the stories of how your pet entertains your family, and the funny things they do!
Here is an overview of the Physical Examination and the Vaccinations Golf Rose has to offer your pet. As always, we are here for you 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have about wellness and preventive care.