DISTEMPER: A highly contagious, often fatal, viral disease spread by direct contact via the air by a sneeze or coughor aerosolized saliva from the affected animal.
HEPATITIS: A potentially fatal viral disease that affects the liver (this is different than human hepatitis). It is transmitted by direct contact with the infected urine or nasal and eye discharge.
PARAINFLUENZA: A highly contagious airborne viral bronchitis. It is one component of kennel cough.
PARVO VIRUS: A viral disease that causes a potentially fatal intestinal tract problem. It is transmitted by the feces of an infected dog. This virus is very stable in the environment and has been recovered from contaminated surfaces even after three months.
LEPTOSPIROSIS: A potentially fatal bacterial infection which may can also lead to permanent liver or kidney damage. It is carried by rats and other rodents, but can affect almost any mammalian species including humans. It is transmitted by ingestion of infected urine or rodent-contaminated garbage.
RABIES: A viral disease that is 99% fatal and is spread by the bite of a rabid animal. It can affect mammals including humans. This vaccine is required by state law.
BORDETELLA: Suggested for dogs that are in training classes or dog shows, visit dog parks, or grooming salons, or stay at boarding kennels. Bordetella is one of the causes of also known as kennel cough or infectious tracheobronchitis.
LYME: This is a bacterial disease that is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. This vaccine is recommended for dogs that frequent wooded areas or visit endemic areas.
FVRCP is a combination vaccine for felines. It includes:
RHINOTRACHEITIS: A common viral disease that causes sneezing, runny nose, and runny eyes.
CALICIVIRUS: A viral disease that causes sneezing, runny nose, runny eyes, and oral ulcers.
PANLEUKOPENIA: A potentially fatal viral disease that suppresses the immune system and acts similar to Parvo virus in the dog. This virus is spread in all excretions and is transmitted via contaminated water, fooeed bowls, or on shoes and clothing.
FELINE LEUKEMIA: A viral disease that is spread through bodily fluids. It can suppress the immune system and can be fatal. This vaccine is recommended for cats that go outdoors, attend cat shows, or live in multiple cat households.
RABIES: A viral disease that is 99% fatal and is spread by the bite of a rabid animal. It can affect mammals including humans. It is recommended for all cats, even those that do not go outdoors.
FELINE INFECTIOUS PERITONITS: Is a potentially fatal viral disease that is spread by bodily fluids. This vaccine is highly recommended for cats used for breeding or live in catteries.