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Exams and Vaccinations

Having a pet is a serious commitment, but we can help you with all the questions you may have regarding your pet’s health and well-being! Your pet solely depends on you – feeding, cleaning, playing, socializing, and of course, their health issues.

Our doctors recommend regular annual wellness exams for your pets. With your help, we can diagnose and address early stages of some diseases, which can be fatal if diagnosed too late. Our doctors and staff can help you with questions regarding food, supplements, training, obedience tips, etc.

Vaccinations are one of our most important programs. They have helped to reduce diseases within the pet population and are considered to be the foundation of preventative health care programs.

We, at Mount Rose Animal Hospital, recommend the following vaccination protocols:

Puppy Vaccination Protocol:

First set (8 weeks) – DA2PP (Canine Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus). Vaccinating your puppy earlier then 8 weeks of age does not help develop a strong immune response and can be compromising for your pet’s immune system.

Second set (12 weeks) –DA2PP (Canine Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus) and Bordetella vaccine (kennel cough).

Third set (16 weeks) – DA2PP (Canine Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus), Bordetella (kennel cough) and Rabies vaccine.

Fourth set (20 weeks) – DA2PP (Canine Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus). After this set, your puppy is protected for a year.

Due to recent vaccination protocol changes, our doctors recommend giving the DA2PP vaccine out to a minimum of 20 weeks of age. Number of vaccines depends on starting age of  first vaccination. If you have any questions regarding your own pet's vaccination schedule, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (775)853-8550.

Adult Dog Vaccination Protocol:

After the intitial puppy series, one year later adult dogs are given:

DA2PP (Canine Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
Bordetella (kennel cough)
Rabies vaccine

After this set of vaccines, your dog is protected for 3 years for Rabies and DA2PP, but needs boosters for Bordetella every year (some kennels and doggie daycares require the Bordetella every 6 months for the best protection).

If you have any questions regarding regular wellness examination and vaccines, you can contact our office and speak with our trained staff. Also, if your pet has special needs regarding vaccinations, one of our doctors will gladly discuss different options with you and tailor the vaccine protocol for your pet.

Kitten Vaccination Protocol:

First set (8 weeks) – FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia). Vaccinating your kitten earlier then 8 weeks of age does not help develop a strong immune response and can be compromising for your pet’s immune system.

Second set (12 weeks) –FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia). If your cat will be going outdoors, we recommend starting the Feline Leukemia (FeLV) vaccine at this time.

Third set (16 weeks) – FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia), Feline Leukemia (FeLV) if your cat will be going outdoors, and Rabies vaccine. After this set, your kitten is protected for a year.

Adult Cat Vaccination Protocol:

After the intitial kitten series, one year later adult cats are given:

FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)
Feline Leukemia (FeLV) if your cat will be going outdoors
Rabies vaccine

After this set of vaccines, your cat is protected for 3 years for FVRCP, but needs boosters for FeLV and Rabies every year. We only use non-adjuvanted vaccines in cats for their health and well-being.