Emerald Coast Animal Hospital

350 East Miracle Strip Parkway
Mary Esther, FL 32569

(850)243-5080

emeraldcoastanimalhospital.com

 
 
Recommended Vaccinations

At Emerald Coast Animal Hospital, we are committed to the lifelong health of your pet.  A huge part of keeping your pet healthy involves routine vaccination.  We have generalized vaccine recommendations for both dogs and cats.  These recommendations will be tailored to your pet and their individual lifestyle.  If you have specific questions about vaccine protocols, please feel free to contact us!
 
 

Canine Vaccine Recommendations  


  • Rabies – A fatal virus of the central nervous system that can affect all mammals including humans.  The virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected animal.  This vaccine is required by law.
  • "rDAPP" is a combination vaccine for several different diseases:
o  Distemper – A widespread and often fatal disease which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, pneumonia and neurological problems.
o  Parvo – A highly contagious and potentially fatal disease which may cause severe vomiting and bloody diarrhea.  It is most dangerous in young dogs but all unvaccinated dogs are at risk.
o  Adenovirus –  A virus which may cause severe damage to theliver, kidneys, spleen and lungs.
  • Corona– A contagious viral infection of the gastrointestinal tract which causes vomiting and diarrhea.Puppies are most susceptible to this disease.
  • Leptospirosis – A bacterial infection that may lead to permanent kidney and liver damage. It is transmittable to humans.  This disease is harbored by wildlife and often spread through water contamination.
  • Bordetella– Highly contagious bacterial respiratory infection (tracheobronchitis). Usually not life threatening except in you young puppies. We recommend this vaccination for dogs who participate in the following: boarding, grooming, daycare, obedience classes, and dog shows.
  • Influenza– Canine influenza virus(CIV) causes a respiratory infection in dogs that is often referred to as canine influenza. Most dogs that develop CIV infection have a mild illness, but some dogs get very sick and require treatment.  Vaccination is recommended for all dogs that may come into contact with other dogs as dog parks, daycare, grooming, obedience classes, or boarding.

We always recommend the additional vaccines and Heartworm Test required for Boarding and Daycare for all dogs.  We strive to provide the best medical care available for the pets in our hospital and that includes all of the vaccines listed for boarding and daycare.

 
 
 
 

 Feline Vaccine Recommendations   

  •  Rabies – A fatal virus of the central nervous system that can affect all mammals including humans.  The virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected animal.  This vaccine is required by law.
  • Bordetella– Highly contagious bacterial respiratory infection (tracheobronchitis). Usually not life threatening except in you young kittens. We recommend this vaccination for cats who participate in the following:boarding, grooming, and cat shows.
  • FVRCP - this is a combination vaccine that protects your cat against several common respiratory diseases.
  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR) is an upper respiratory infection of cats, also known as feline influenza, caused by feline herpes virus 1 (FHV-1). FVR is very contagious and can cause severe disease, including death from pneumonia in young kittens.
  • Feline Calcivirus (FCV), in addition to FHV-1, is the other common viral cause of respiratory infection in cats.
  • Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV), more commonly known as feline distemper, is caused by the feline parvovirus, a close relative of canine parvovirus. It is not related to canine distemper. Panleukopenia is highly contagious and can be fatal.
  • Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)  - is a retrovirus transmitted between infected cats when the transfer of saliva or nasal secretions is involved, for example when sharing a feeding dish. If not defeated by the animal's immune system, the virus can be lethal. The disease is a virus, not a cancer. We recommend this vaccine for all cats that are allowed outdoors, where they may come in contact with other cats carrying the virus.  Any cat that receives this vaccine should be microchipped and identified, so that a positive FeLV test will be interpreted properly.