Cat & Dog Vaccinations in Franklin, TN

Your pet will inevitably come into contact with an infectious disease during their lifetime, but their risk of illness can be greatly reduced with the help of vaccinations. Dog and cat vaccinations are an essential aspect of pet care, limiting harmful symptoms and significantly slowing the spread of infection. Animal Ark Animal Hospital carries a wide range of vaccines to accommodate every pet’s unique needs, so they can enjoy the best protection for their lifestyle and environment. Below, you can find our core and lifestyle-based vaccines for dogs and cats, along with our recommended vaccine schedules for puppies and kittens.

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Our Vaccines for Dogs

For dogs, we recommend the following core vaccines:

  • Rabies (1 and 3-year)
  • Distemper/Parvo/Hepatitis/Parainfluenza (1 and 3-year)

Our lifestyle-based (non-core) vaccines include:

  • Bordetella
  • Leptospirosis
  • Influenza (as seasonally/regionally necessary)

Our Vaccine Timeline for Puppies

While not set in stone, this is the vaccine timeline we highly recommend for puppies (includes core and non-core vaccines):

  • DHPP Booster: Given at 6, 9, and 12 weeks old
  • Parvo: Given at 16 and 20 weeks old
  • Kennel Cough (Bordetella): Given at 6 weeks old
  • Rabies: Given at last visit, or around 20 weeks old

Note: We advocate the 3-year DHPP and Rabies product vaccines every 3 years after the puppy series, and often stop at year 7.

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Our Vaccines for Cats

We offer the PureVax vaccines for cats, which have a lower potential for side effects. Our core vaccines for cats include:

  • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis/Calicivirus/Panleukopenia (FVRCP)
  • Rabies

There is one non-core vaccine for cats:

  • Feline Leukemia

Our Vaccine Timeline for Kittens

For kittens, we recommend the following vaccination timeline for optimal protection:

  • FVRCP: Given at 6, 9, 12, and 16 weeks old
  • Feline Leukemia: Given at 9 and 12 weeks old
  • Rabies: Given at 16 weeks old

What About Vaccine Titers?

Vaccine titers can play a role in determining your pet’s level of immunity against certain illnesses by measuring antibodies, but they cannot improve immunity. We can offer a titer test if requested, but we still advocate for vaccinations, as titers can be misleading regarding protective immunity.

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