Why Pet Vaccinations Matter
Vaccines shouldn’t be thought of as a recurring cost; they’re an investment. The diseases vaccines protect against are dangerous to your pet and treatments are expensive to you. Some of the diseases prevented by vaccines are zoonotic, meaning they could be contracted by your human family, too. By investing in pet vaccinations, you protect your pet, your family, the greater community, and your wallet all at the same time. At Spencer Animal Hospital, we deliver the safest, most effective vaccines for pets of Pasadena.
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Recommended Pet Vaccinations
A vaccination protocol begins with your new puppy or kitten. They’ll start a series of vaccines during the first year of life to build up their immunity. This is an important step in their development and sets them up for a healthier life.
- 8 weeks: distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus, parainfluenza (DAPP)
- 12 weeks: DAPP, leptospirosis, Bordetella
- 16 weeks: DAPP, leptospirosis, rabies
- 1 year: DAPP, rabies
Additional vaccinations for puppies may include:
- Canine influenza (strongly recommended): 2 injections administered 4 weeks apart
- Rattlesnake vaccine: 2 injections, administered 4 weeks apart
- 8 weeks: feline distemper (panleukopenia), rhinotracheitis, calicivirus (FVRCP)
- 12 weeks: FVRCP, feline leukemia
- 16 weeks: FVRCP, feline leukemia, rabies
- 1 year: FVRCP, feline leukemia, rabies
Adult Cat and Dog Vaccines
After your pet’s initial series, we tailor their continuing vaccination protocol based off of their lifestyle. However, there are still core vaccines we recommend for all pets.
- DAPP: every three years
- Rabies: every three years if given on or before the revaccination due-date. If past due, the vaccine will be repeated again in one year.
- Bordetella (kennel cough)
- Canine influenza
- Rattlesnake vaccine
The additional vaccines are based on your dog’s exposure to risk. We administer all of them on a yearly basis. However, if your dog’s risk of encountering rattlesnakes if very high, then we administer the rattlesnake vaccine twice a year.
- FVRCP: every three years
- Rabies: every year
- Feline leukemia
Feline leukemia is only necessary for outdoor cats and is administered on a yearly basis.
Our Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic
We know how financially difficult it can be to maintain your pet’s well-being, which is why we offer pet vaccines at a low cost every Tuesday from 2:00-3:30 pm and the second Saturday of each month from 1:00-3:00 pm. During these clinics, we provide essential vaccines as well as parasite prevention testing and medications. Choose the package below that suits you and your pet best.
- Package A: Rabies, DAPP – $30.00
- Package B: Rabies, DAPP, Bordetella - $44.00
- Package C: Rabies, DAPP, heartworm test - $60.00
- Package D: Rabies, DAPP, Bordetella, leptospirosis - $61.00
- Package E: Rabies, DAPP, Bordetella, heartworm test - $74.00
- Package F: Rabies, DAPP, Bordetella, leptospirosis, heartworm test - $89.00
- Package G: Rabies, DAPP, Bordetella, leptospirosis, heartworm test, canine influenza - $127.00
- Heartworm prevention:
- Proheart (a 6 or 12-month injectable) starting at $35 (varies by weight)
- Heartgard starting as low as $35.99 for a 6-month supply
- Flea prevention:
- Bravecto 3-month chewable tablet
- Nexgard 1-month chewable tablet
- Package A: Advanced Purevax Rabies and FVRCP - $37.00
- Package B: Advanced Purevax Rabies, FVRCP, and feline leukemia - $62.00
- Heartworm and flea prevention:
- Revolution Plus starting as low as $22.00 per dose
Don’t Forget Your Wellness Exam
With every vaccination appointment, we also strongly recommend a wellness examination from a veterinarian. Regular check-ups help keep your pet in the best of health by allowing us to ensure their continued well-being as well as catch and treat any underlying conditions before they develop into bigger (and more costly) problems.