Just need a vaccine?
Don't have any medical concerns and just need your pet's vaccines updated? Once a month we are partnering with CDA Pet Market to host a Walk-In Only Vaccine Clinic!
Join us on the LAST Tuesday of every month from 1pm-5pm and walk on in to get your dog or cat's vaccines updated. We will also be offering Parasite Preventatives on site.
CDA Pet Market is located at:
6424 N Government Way,
Dalton Gardens, ID 83815
What Vaccines Does My Pet Need?
Core Vaccines vs Non-Core Vaccines
Core vaccines are those that are considered vital for all pets. These vaccines have been determined to be vital for protecting against highly transmissible and/or devastating diseases that have global distribution. These vaccines are recommended for all regardless of lifestyle or life stage.
Non-core vaccines are those that are recommended based on your pet’s risk of exposure. These include vaccines against diseases that are communicable most often in social situations, such as at groomers, dog parks, pet shows and boarding facilities.
Rabies (Canine and Feline): Rabies virus is transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal. This virus infects the central nervous system and ultimately causes disease of the brain resulting in death. Because it is transmissible to humans, most communities require vaccination against in our pets.
FVRCP (Feline): This combination vaccine protects against Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR), Feline Calicivirus (FCV), and Feline Panleukopenia (FPV). Even if you have an indoor only cat, these diseases are highly contagious and can have a high mortality rate. FVR and FCV can cause severe upper respiratory tract diseases and FPV can cause anorexia, vomiting, fever and severe diarrhea and immune system suppression. These diseases are spread via bodily fluids/secretions. This vaccine is comparable to the DHPP vaccine in canines.
DHPP (Canine): This combination vaccine protects against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus. These diseases target the respiratory, gastrointestinal and neurological systems, can be spread rapidly between dogs and have a high mortality rate. These diseases are spread via bodily fluids/secretions. This vaccine is comparable to the FVRCP vaccine in felines.
Feline Leukemia: This virus is transmitted via bite wounds or contact with an infected cat and can suppress the immune system making cats susceptible to other diseases. This vaccine is recommended for multi-household cats and indoor/outdoor cats.
Canine Leptospirosis: This is a bacterial infection that is spread through the urine of infected wildlife (including rodents, raccoons, deer, squirrels, etc.) and can result in kidney and/or liver failure and lead to death. This can be transmissible to humans. This vaccine is recommended for dogs that lead an active outdoor lifestyle and/or those who have wildlife that can access their land.
Canine Influenza: This aerosolized virus can cause a wide variety of clinical symptoms, ranging from mild upper respiratory infections to pneumonia and/or death. Transmission occurs with contact of infected dogs or contaminated surfaces. This vaccine protects against the H3N8 & H3N2 strains is recommended for dogs that are in any social situations with other dogs such as at boarding and grooming facilities, dog parks and dog shows. If your dog gets the Bordetella vaccine, we recommend the Influenza vaccine too.
Canine Bordetella: This vaccine protects against Bordetella Bronchiseptica, Canine Adenovirus - Type 2, and Parainfluenza Virus and is more commonly known as the “Kennel Cough” vaccine. This bacterial infection can result in respiratory diseases that cause coughing, nasal discharge, watery eyes and decreased appetite and energy level. This vaccine is recommended for dogs that are in any social situations with other dogs such as at boarding and grooming facilities, dog parks and dog shows. If your pet gets the Influenza vaccine, we recommend the Bordetella vaccine too.
What to Expect After Your Pet Receives a Vaccine
It is common for your pet to experience mild side effects from a vaccination.
Side effects typically start within hours of your pet receiving the vaccination.
This is a normal response by your pet’s immune system.
Common symptoms your pet may experience:
- Mild Fever
- Decrease in social behavior (hiding)
- Decreased appetite or activity level
- Sneezing and other respiratory signs (if given intranasal vaccine)
- Mild discomfort or swelling at injection site
Rare Symptoms your pet may experience:
CALL OR RETURN TO PRAIRIE ANIMAL HOSPITAL IF ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS ARE SEEN (let us know if you are coming from the vaccine clinic so we may find the patient file)
- Swelling of the face and legs
- Repeated vomiting or diarrhea
- Whole body itching
- Difficulty breathing