Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital in Canyon Lake, CA, is a veterinarian hospital that offers state-of-the-art pet care, specializing in animal vaccinations and flea and tick prevention. You can depend on our vet, Dr. Laura Searle-Barnes, to ensure your pet stays updated on all its vaccines and pet care needs. One of the most crucial things you can do for your pet’s health and wellness is to ensure that their vaccinations are current. To grasp how vital vaccines are, it helps to understand what they are made to prevent.
Vaccinations We Offer
Our animal hospital provides the most innovative vaccine technology available. We strive to maintain the highest quality of protection for your pet. These are the vaccinations we offer:
DHLP – Canine Distemper Complex Vaccine
The canine distemper complex vaccine, or DHLP, is given to dogs about every three years. Its components protect against the canine distemper virus, canine hepatitis, leptospirosis, and parainfluenza.
Distemper affects respiratory functions, gastrointestinal tract, and neurological system. Hepatitis is extraordinarily infectious and causes anorexia, fever, and death. Leptospirosis causes kidney and liver damage.
Parainfluenza is highly contagious and causes respiratory illness. Parvovirus is an incredibly deadly infection that affects the gastrointestinal tract, causing severe diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration.
The parvovirus vaccine is given to puppies three times between 6-16 weeks of age with a booster after one year. Adult dogs initially need two doses of this vaccine about four weeks apart. Then, adult dogs need a booster at least every three years.
Parvovirus transmits through contaminated surfaces of just about anything: collars, bowls, hands, and clothing. It is known to survive for long periods on its own effectively. The infection causes lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting, fever, severe diarrhea, and often death as soon as two days after the illness' onset.
The canine coronavirus (“CCoV”) vaccine is regularly included with the DHLP dose. However, not all dogs require this vaccine. This infection often occurs when multiple dogs live together in tight living quarters such as boarding, kennels, and shelters. Your vet can help you determine if this vaccine is appropriate for your dog.
CCoV is not the same as SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, and does not affect humans. CCoV transmits through unsanitary conditions or oral contact with contaminated fecal matter. It causes serious gastrointestinal problems in dogs but does not affect respiratory functions.
Lyme Disease Vaccine
The Lyme disease vaccine is given to puppies at nine weeks of age, then another dose 2-4 weeks later. Adult dogs receive this vaccine annually, before tick season, and it is only recommended for high-risk animals.
Lyme disease is spread by ticks. The symptoms include loss of appetite, fever, low energy, lameness, inflammation, discomfort, pain, and stiffness. It can become severe enough to cause kidney failure, serious cardiac issues, or neurological problems.
Bordetella and Bronchi-Shield Vaccine
The Bordetella and Bronchi-Shield vaccine is administered orally or by injection annually with six-month boosters if needed. Not all dogs require this vaccine. Your vet can help you determine if this medication is appropriate for your dog.
Bordetella bronchiseptica is a bacterial infection transmitted most often in kennel situations or where dogs are close to one another. It is regularly referred to as “Kennel Cough” and affects the dog’s upper respiratory system. While it is rarely lethal, it does cause an agonizing chronic cough.
The rattlesnake vaccine should be given to dogs 30 days before potential exposure to rattlesnakes. It remains effective for about 60 days. Not all dogs require this vaccine. Your vet can help you determine if this medication is appropriate for your dog.
Rattlesnake poisoning occurs when your dog is bitten. The snake’s venom is toxic and deadly. Symptoms may include puncture wounds, excessive panting, restlessness, collapse, weak breathing, diarrhea, lethargy, swelling, muscle tremors, seizures, and death.
FVRCPC – Feline Distemper Complex Vaccine
The feline distemper complex vaccine, or FVRCPC, is administered with a booster in one year, then every three years. Its components protect against feline viral rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus, and feline panleukopenia.
Feline viral rhinotracheitis affects upper respiratory functions. Feline calicivirus affects upper respiratory functions and causes oral ulceration, chronic stomatitis, systemic disease, pneumonia, or lameness. Feline panleukopenia is highly contagious with a high mortality rate. It is an infection of the internal organs and causes fever, vomiting, anorexia, and severe diarrhea.
FeLV – Feline Leukemia Vaccine
The feline leukemia vaccine, or FeLV, is given in two doses one month apart with a booster in one year, then every three years. The feline leukemia virus only affects cats, may cause several types of cancer, and is incurable.
This virus affects the immune system and often leads to persistent infection and is transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluids. It is fatal and can only be detected through blood tests.
The rabies vaccine is typically given with a booster in one year, then every three years. It is a required vaccination in every U.S. state. It is incurable, deadly, and highly contagious.
The rabies virus lives in saliva, so it is usually transmitted through a bite from an infected animal or licking an infected wound. The virus causes fever, excessive drooling, staggering, difficulty swallowing, seizures, and paralysis. It can induce hypersensitivity to lights and movement, causing the animal to behave aggressively.
Veterinarian Pet Care at Your Fingertips
Contact Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital today at (951) 244-4199 for more information on pet vaccinations or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.