WHAT VACCINES DOES MY PET NEED?
Some vaccines, considered “core” vaccines, are highly recommended (and even mandated by law)
for all pets due to the dangerous and contagious nature of the diseases they protect against.
Core vaccines for dogs and cats include:
Rabies – Required by law in the state of Michigan
DHLPP – Distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, adenovirus 2, parvovirus, and parainfluenza (dogs)
Feline Distemper – Feline viral rhino tracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia (cats)
Beyond the core vaccines, there are also lifestyle or noncore vaccines that we recommend on an
individual basis for each pet, depending on their level of risk.
We’ll assess their age, health, and lifestyle before making a recommendation.
Here are some lifestyle vaccines your pet may need:
Lyme Disease (dogs)
Feline Leukemia (cats)
HOW OFTEN DOES MY PET NEED VACCINES?
Puppies and kittens will start a series of vaccines during their first year of life in
order to boost their developing immune systems.
After that, adults will receive annual or triennial boosters based on the type of vaccine.
Your veterinarian will develop a custom vaccine plan that perfectly suits your pet’s needs and your abilities.