DeWitt Animal Hospital, P.C.

5620 Thompson Road
DeWitt , NY 13214

(315)446-1200

dewittanimalhospital.org

At Dewitt Animal Hospital, we require an examination prior to vaccinating your pet. Vaccinating an unhealthy animal may exacerbate the animal's ill-health or the vaccine may be ineffective. An examination allows the veterinarian to ensure that your pet is in good health before receiving a vaccination. 

Canine Vaccines & Prevention

DHLPP - Distemper / Hepatitis / Leptospirosis / Parainfluenza / Parvovirus 
Puppies
 - 6 weeks and older: DHLPP every 2-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age.

Adults 
- 2 DHLPPs are given 2-4 weeks apart the first time receiving the vaccination, no matter what age.
- Yearly vaccination thereafter 

Rabies 
- Can be given as young as 12 weeks
- First one given as a one-year vaccination
- All others after the first given as a three-year vaccination

Bordetella 
- Can be given as young as 8 weeks 
- First time given as a 2-shot series: 1st, then 2nd 2-3 weeks later 
- After second shot, given yearly

Lyme 

- Vaccine can be given as young as 9 weeks.
- First time given as a 2-shot series: 1st, then 2nd 2-3 weeks later.
- After second shot, given yearly

Lyme testing should be completed per recommendation of the veterinarian. 

Heartworm 
- Heartworm Prevention can be given starting between 6-8 weeks of age
- We offer two types of prevention in-clinic: Heartgard (chewable) and ProHeart (injection). With other options available on our online store. 
- ProHeart can be given to puppies and dogs 6 months of age, or older. 

Feline Vaccines & Prevention 

FVRCP - Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (Feline Herpes virus)/ Calicivirus / Chlamydia psittaci / Panleukopenia (Distemper) 
Kittens 
- Can be given as early as 6-8 weeks
- Given every 3 weeks until 16 weeks of age

Cats 
2 FVRCP’s are given 3 weeks apart the first time receiving the vaccination, no matter what age
- Vaccinated yearly thereafter 

Rabies 
- Can be given as early as 12 weeks 
- Always given as a one year vaccination 

Leukemia 
- Can be given as early as 12 weeks 
- FeLV/FIV test recommended prior to vaccination 
- First time given as a 2-shot series: 1st LV, then 2nd LV 2-3 weeks later
- After second shot, given yearly thereafter. 

FeLV/FIV testing should be completed per recommendation of the veterinarian.