At Island Veterinary Care, preventative care is one of our top priorities. This includes vaccinating your pets against common transmissible diseases. However, we realize that over vaccination can also lead to issues, so we use the guidelines outlined by publications such as the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).
We also take into account your pet’s lifestyle. For instance, indoor and outdoor cats have different vaccine needs just as hunting dogs versus the family dog have different vaccine requirements.
Our Rabies, Canine Distemper (DHPP) and Feline Distemper (FVRCP) are offered in both 1 and 3 year vaccines based on your pets history and lifestyle. We are happy to discuss the benefits and risks of a 1 year versus a 3 year vaccine during your appointment.