Maintaining a lifetime of wellness for a pet is important for every loving pet owner. That includes us! Riverstone Animal Hospital takes a proactive approach when it comes to pet wellness, which is why we recommend that all pets be vaccinated on a regular basis. Pet vaccines should be included with every wellness regimen, as they help strengthen the immune system against viruses and diseases like rabies, distemper, and Bordetella. To remain effective, they must be updated every 1-3 years.
We offer a combination of core (essential) and non-core (optional) vaccines for dogs and cats, allowing us to accommodate every lifestyle. A vaccine is considered a “core” vaccine if the illness it protects against is a very serious one and/or if the illness can be transmitted to humans. The rabies vaccine is an example of a core vaccine. Non-core vaccines are only recommended if a pet’s exposure risk to a certain illness is high, such as in cases when a dog will be around other dogs, or a cat will be around other cats.
Canine Vaccine Prices:
|Rabies 1 year||$8|
|Rabies 3 year||$24 (must have had prior 1-year rabies vaccine)|
|DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parvo, parainfluenza) 1 year||$10|
|Bordetella (kennel cough)||$13|
|Leptospirosis (4 components)||$22|
Feline Vaccine Prices:
|Rabies 1 year||$8|
|Rabies 3 year||$18.40 (must have had prior 1-year rabies vaccine)|
|FVRCP (distemper/upper respiratory complex) 1 year||$10|
|FVRCP 3 year||$20 (must have had prior 1-year FVRCP vaccine)|
|Feline leukemia (recommended for cats that go outside)||$22.75|
When to Vaccinate Your Pet
Ideally, your pet should begin receiving vaccines when they’re a puppy/kitten. There are two to three “rounds” of vaccinations for puppies and kittens during their first three months of life. After that, vaccines are administered on an annual basis, or every three years, depending on the vaccine. We’ll customize a schedule for your pet at your next visit. Give us a call at (770) 479-7141 to schedule an appointment, or if you’d like to learn more about the importance of pet vaccinations.