Wellness Care for your Pets
Adult pets should see a doctor once a year for a wellness screening.
Senior pets may need to be seen twice a year in order to more effectively catch disease in early stages.
Recommended Vaccine Protocol: - Canine
Rabies Vaccine-This vaccine is considered a core vaccine and is the only vaccine the only vaccine mandated by Massachusetts law. It protects against the Rabies Virus, which is spread in the saliva of an infected mammal through bite wounds.
Humans are also at risk of contracting Rabies, and the disease is oftentimes fatal.
The first vaccinelasts for 1 year; if boostered between 9-12 months later (not one day late)
the next vaccine will then last for 3 years. Once the rabies vaccine meets the requirements for a 3 year vaccine it will always last for 3 years.
Distemper Vaccine-Considered a core vaccine that protects against 4 common viruses that can affect our dogs. Included in the distemper vaccine are distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus, and para influenza.
Lyme Vaccine - Lyme disease is spread by infected deer ticks, and can cause a long list of signs and symptoms including fatal kidney failure in dogs. In addition to keeping your dog on a monthly flea and tick product we recommend vaccinating for Lyme disease annually.
Lepto Vaccine - Leptospirosis is a bacteria that is shed in the urine of wild animals. Your dog can contract the disease most commonly by drinking out of contaminated puddles, ponds, and streams. Dogs can also contract the disease from ingesting plants, soil, or dew that has been contaminated by infected urine. The disease causes liver and kidney failure in both animals and people. Leptospirosis is a human health disease and is strongly recommended for households with small children. This disease is on the rise in our area and a new generation of the vaccine is very safe and effective.
Kennel Cough (Bordatella) Vaccine - Kennel Cough is a vaccine often required by boarding, daycare and sometimes grooming facilities. It protects against the common strains of a contagious bacterial cough spread easily between dogs. The vaccine is administered either under the lip (sublingual) or intra-nasal. This vaccine is optional for most dogs that are not boarding or exposed to dogs who board frequently.
Rabies Vaccine - Considered a core vaccine, it’s the only vaccine mandated by Massachusetts law. It protects against the Rabies Virus, which is spread in the saliva of an infected mammal through bite wounds. Humans are also at risk for contracting Rabies.
Distemper (FVRCP) - Considered a core vaccine that protects against 3 common viruses that can affect our cats. Included in the feline distemper vaccine are Feline Rhinotracheitis (feline herpesvirus 1) calicivirus, and panleukopenia.Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) - Although the leukemia vaccine is not considered a core vaccine, it is very important to vaccinate our outdoor cats. FeLV is spread in saliva, nasal secretions, urine, feces, milk, grooming, and through bite wounds.
We are located at:
430 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
It is best to call our office 508-520-9239 to request appointments or for immediate information.