Recommended Vaccine Schedules
|6-8 weeks||DA2P||6-7 weeks||FVRCP|
|9 weeks||DA2P and Bordetella||8-9 weeks||FVRCP/ FeLV|
|12 weeks||DA2P+L4 and Lyme||12-14 weeks||FVRCP/ FeLV and Rabies|
|16 weeks||DA2P+L4, Lyme and Rabies|
Vaccines- What do all those letters mean?
DA2P - Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza: We recommend that all puppies under the age of 11 weeks need this vaccine.
DA2P+L4 - Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis: We recommend that all dogs 11 weeks and older need this vaccine.
Rabies: All dogs need this vaccine.
Lyme: Only needed for dogs that hunt or are outdoors in an environment that is high in tick population.
Bordetella (Kennel Cough): Dogs that will be groomed, boarded, live in a kennel setting, or are enrolled in puppy/training classes will need this vaccine.
FVRCP- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia: We recommend that all cats have this vaccine.
FeLV- Feline Leukemia Virus: We recommend that all cats have this vaccine.
Rabies: All cats need this vaccine.
Training/ Socialization- How should I train/socialize my pet?
There are so many different ways to train/socialize your pet, and so many websites to look at that tell you how to train/socialize your pet. We have made it nice and simple for you and have put some of our favorite training techniques and training/socializing centers right here!
Life Learn Links
- Puppy- Training Basics
- Puppy- Getting Started and House Training Guide
- Biting Puppies
- Introducing a Kitten to a New Home
- Keeping an Indoor Cat Happy
Spay/ Neuter- Should I have my pet fixed?
YES!! We strongly encourage spaying/ neutering your pet. Spaying/ neutering can prevent some diseases that occur later in life, such as certain kinds of cancer and infections. It can also help reduce unwanted behavior caused by certain hormones. Spaying/ neutering helps to reduce pet overpopulation as well. Just about everyone has been to an animal shelter and seen the high numbers of pets that need homes. Only 1 in 9 dogs born in the US will find homes. According to research, in six years, one un-spayed female dog and her un-spayed offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs. A male dog can sire almost as many as 2,500 puppies in a single year! In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 kittens.***http://www.oxfordpets.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61