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Puppy Shots:

Puppies and kittens are born with immature immune systems which make them highly
susceptible to contracting disease. Thankfully, their mothers transfer to them part of their
own immunity via colostrum when they nurse. Colostrum is a substance found in the
mother’s milk for the first few days after giving birth. It provides her newborns with
important protective proteins against several diseases. These agents are known as
“maternal antibodies”. As long as maternal antibodies to a particular disease are active in
the newborn’s system, they will help give protection against that disease. However, they
will also render useless any vaccine given against that disease during the time they are
functional. How long these maternal antibodies last varies between individuals and is
affected by many factors. We do know that maternal antibodies are gone around 16
weeks of age. Therefore, the typical puppy/kitten vaccine series starts around 6-8 weeks
of age. Boosters are administered every 2-4 weeks until around 16 weeks of age in hopes
of narrowing the “window of opportunity” for infection. This window of opportunity is
the time period between when the maternal antibodies wear off and the vaccines are able
to stimulate the individual’s own immune response to a disease. If animals are over 16
weeks of age, they may require just one dose of some of the vaccines. The incidence of
disease and death is significantly higher in areas where vaccinations are not commonly
administered. This is especially true for Canine and Feline Distemper, Parvovirus and
Rabies.

We offer a package for puppies that benefits both you and your newest family member. By purchasing the puppy package it ensures that your puppy will receive everything we recommend at each visit beneficial to ensuring his or her health and overall wellness. It includes up to four appointments and provides you with a savings of 15-25% off on:

  • Wellness Exams for a checkup at each visit
  • Distemper, Adenovirus II, Parainfluenza, Parvo, Corona shots (1 5-way shot)
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough Vaccine) (Oral and Garuanteed for One Year)
  • Rabies Shot
  • Dewormings & fecal checks to prevent and check for parasites
  • Nail trims
  • Heartworm Preventative
  • Spay or Neuter

    

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