Our vaccinations are available on a walk-in basis for both dogs and cats during operating hours, Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Please see below for a list of vaccinations for your furry family members. Please note: all dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in a carrier for their safety while visiting our clinic.
**CLINIC CLIENT NOTICE**
Effective November 4, 2019, all clients bringing pets in for ANY clinic services must have them up to date on their rabies vaccine. If you are not an existing clinic client with this record already on file, you will be required to present your pets rabies certificate to the check-in staff prior to any services being provided. If your pets rabies vaccine is expired, client will be required to add on a $17 rabies vaccine prior to original services requested being completed.
This requirement has been mandated by our facility, due to the recent public notice issued by the Fresno County Department of Health.
This vaccine is also known as the Da2PPV vaccine, and provides dogs with protection against canine distemper, adenovirus/heptatitis, parvovirus and parainfluenza. This is the vaccine that is most commonly referred to as the “puppy shot”. Recent studies have shown that it’s not the number of vaccines that a puppy receives, but the age at which the last shot is given that will determine how protected that dog is against the diseases the vaccine combats.
Puppies should get their first Distemper/Parvo shot between 6 and 8 weeks old. They will need a booster vaccine every three to four weeks until they get their last shot at between 4 and 4 ½ months old. If puppies are older than 8 weeks but younger than four months when they start their series, they will need to continue getting vaccines every three to four weeks until they are four or four and a half months old. Depending on the size of your puppy when they are four months old, the veterinarian may recommend an additional distemper/parvo vaccine three to four weeks later. This is because Parvo is a very serious virus, and can be incredibly fatal in smaller dogs.
Older dogs (older than four months old), who have never been vaccinated will receive two Distemper/Parvo shots, three to four weeks apart before they should be considered protected.
All dogs should have this vaccine boostered yearly, unless otherwise directed by the Veterinarian.
This vaccine protects dogs against Rabies. This disease is transmitted by coming into contact with infected saliva, or neurological tissue. State law requires that all dogs be vaccinated for Rabies, which is usually administered at four months of age. The first Rabies vaccine a dog ever receives will need to be boostered again, one year later. Rabies vaccines received after the first, protect the dogs for three years, as long as they are boostered on time. If you are unsure of if your dog has ever had a Rabies vaccine, or cannot provide proof of a previous Rabies vaccine, we are unable to provide a vaccine that lasts longer than one year.
This vaccination protects your dogs against kennel cough, a highly contagious upper respiratory infection of dogs. This vaccine is dripped into the dog’s nose and provides protection rapidly. Puppies can be vaccinated for this at 12 weeks of age. This vaccine does need to be boostered every year after that. Older dogs only need 1 vaccine as well, with boosters every year.