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VACCINES FOR CATS                     



Rabies The rabies vaccine is required by law and protects against the fatal illness. Rabies can be transmitted to other pets and people through the bite of an infected animal.
Distemper (FVRCP) This combination vaccine protects against viruses that cause life-threatening respiratory and gastrointestinal issues.   
Feline Leukemia This vaccine protects against the contagious and often fatal disease, which is easily spread between cats.

         
         VACCINES FOR DOGS

Rabies The rabies vaccine is required by law and protects against the fatal illness. Rabies can be transmitted to other pets and people through the bite of an infected animal.​
Distemper (DHPP) This combination vaccine protects against viruses that cause life-threatening neurologic, respiratory and gastrointestinal issues.
Leptospirosis This vaccine protects against a bacteria that can cause deadly kidney or liver disease. Leptospirosis is also transmissible to people.
LymeThis vaccine helps prevent Lyme disease, which is easily transmitted through the bite of an infected tick.


Lifestyle Vaccines   These might be recommended if your dog visits boarding facilities, groomers, training classes, dog parks, and other social settings.

Bordetella This vaccine protects against an airborne respiratory virus known as "Kennel Cough."
Canine Influenza The canine influenza vaccine protects against a contagious respiratory infection.

Recommended Vaccine Schedule For Puppies

6 Weeks Old
DHP-P vaccine

Fecal check for intestinal parasites

Deworm

9 Weeks Old
DHP-P Vaccine


12 Weeks Old

DHLP-P Vaccine

Lyme Vaccine

​Bordetella Vaccine     


​16 Weeks Old
DHLP-P Vaccine         Rabies Vaccine

Lyme Vaccine             Fecal check for Intestinal Parasites

Wellness & Vaccines

Vaccines are the key to a long and healthy life. Your veterinarian will suggest the best vaccines for your pet based on age, medical history and lifestyle. Throughout thier lives, your pets will likely be exposed to several infectious diseases that can cause severe illness or even death. But if you've taken steps to prevent infection through vaccinations you will greatly extend the life of your pets. 

throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important.  Dr. Lewis or Dr. Smith can still work with whatever information you have. In some circumstances, Dr. Lewis or Dr. Smith will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or surgery.

Bringing your pets to the veterinarian for a physical exam every year is the smartest and easiest way to keep them healthy. Exams allow your veterinarian to detect any problems before they become severe or costly. The Dr's at KAH will check the health of your pet from head to tail, and you will be very happy you came to Kalkaska Animal Hospital for service.

Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet clinic.  It's best to keep a journal of your pet's health 

Flea & Tick Prevention given monthly starting at 8 weeks. Heartworm Prevention given monthly May through November. 


Food Recommendations

Puppy food until 8 months of age. Recommened Brands: Science Diet, Purina One, Iams. Feed 1cp/10lbs plus some. 

PARASITE PREVENTION
Prevention is the best approach in protecting your pet against deadly heartworms, intestinal parasites, and flea and tick infestations. Your veterinarian will help you find the product that is right for your pet based on his or her needs.
     
EXTERNAL PARASITES are assessed visually by your veterinarian.

Fleas
Fleas thrive when the weather is warm and humid. All cats and dogs are susceptible to flea infestations. Beyond the skin irritation and discomfort, flea infestations can also cause deadly infections, flea-allergy dermatitis (OUCH!) and the transmission of tapeworm parasites if ingested.

Ticks
Ticks can spread serious infectious diseases such as Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis and Babesiosis to pets and people. Pet owners should inspect their pets regularly for ticks, large and small, especially after being outside in a wooded or grassy area.

INTERNAL PARASITES are assessed by blood tests and fecal exams.

Intestinal Parasites
Roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm, whipworm, Coccidia, Giardia and Cryptosporidium are all common in cats and dogs. Many of these parasites can be transmitted to you and your family if your pet becomes infected.

Heartworm
Mosquitoes can spread heartworm, a harmful disease that affects both dogs and cats. As its name implies, heartworm lives in the blood of a pet's heart and blood vessels. We recommend annual screenings for both dogs and cats, even if they are already on heartworm preventatives.
 
 Life is better for your pet and family without parasites. Let us help you choose your flea, tick, heartworm and intestinal parasite preventatives today!

Recommended Vaccine Schedule For Kittens

6 Weeks Old
FVRCP Vaccine
Fecal check for intestinal parasites
Deworm

9 Weeks Old
FVRCP Vaccine        

12 Weeks Old
FVRCP Vaccine




16 Weeks Old

FVRCP Vaccine, Feline Leukemia Test, Feline Leukemia Vaccine if Negative (series of 2), Rabies Vaccine (1 Year)


Food Recommendations

Kitten food until 8 months of age. Recommened Brands: Science Diet, Purina One, Iams.

Kalkaska Animal Hospital
625 M-72 NE
​Kalkaska, MI 49646

Office (231) 258-4107
Fax (231) 258-0671

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