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Vaccines

At Goose Hollow Veterinary Hospital we strongly recommend that you keep your pet up to date on their vaccines.

 

Vaccines we recommend for cats:

FVRCP: FVR stands for Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis. C stands for Calicivirus, and P stands for Panleukopenia. This vaccine is also known as the feline distemper vaccine. It vaccinates against some of the most common causes of upper respiratory infection.

Rabies: This vaccine is required by law. It is also needed for licensing your cat, which is required if you live in Multnomah County. We recommend this vaccine for your safety and ours. We need proof of a current rabies vaccine in order to do most services, including toenail trims.

FeLV: This vaccine protects against Feline Leukemia Virus.  This is a social disease of cats, and all cats that go outdoors or have contact with cats that go outdoors are at increased risk of acquiring this disease.

Fecal test: Many intestinal parasites are zoonotic and can transfer easily from animals to humans. Because not all intestinal parasites can be seen in an animal's stool - most are passed as microscopic eggs - it is important to have your pet tested every year for these parasites.  For more information, see http://www.petsandparasites.org.

 

Vaccines we recommend for dogs:

Bordetella: Also known as the kennel cough vaccine. Kennel cough is very contagious and your dog can get it by just walking down the street! Bordetella helps to keep your dog safe from this highly contagious disease.

DHPP: (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo and Parainfluenza) The two most important illnesses that DHPP vaccinates against is Distemper and Parvo. Distemper starts with flu like symptoms and then turns into neurological symptoms and oftentimes ends in death. It is airborne and can be transferred easily from dog to dog through sneezing, shared bowls, or even just being near an infected dog. Parvo causes vomiting and diarrhea. It also oftentimes ends in death. Parvo is contracted through contact with the virus, which is shed in the stool of an infected dog.

Rabies: This vaccine is required by law.  It is also needed for licensing your dog, which is required if you live in Multnomah County. We recommend this vaccine for your safety and ours. We need proof of a current rabies vaccine in order to do most services, including toenail trims and anal gland expressions. 

Fecal test: Many intestinal parasites are zoonotic and can transfer easily from animals to humans. Because not all intestinal parasites can be seen in an animal's stool - most are passed as microscopic eggs - it is important have your pet tested every year for these parasites.  For more information, see http://www.petsandparasites.org.

Leptospirosis: Leptospira bacteria are spread in the urine of animals. Rats, pigs, raccoons, cattle, skunks, and opossums are the main wildlife that carry the bacteria. Dogs can come in contact with the bacteria by drinking contaminated water, such as drinking out of puddles.  The bacteria can also burrow into dogs through their feet. Symptoms of the bacteria are fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and blood in urine. This disease can be fatal and is zoonotic, meaning people can be infected also. We recommend this vaccine for all dogs.