Dog and cat vaccinations in Greenville, MI

Dog and Cat Vaccinations in Greenville

Your pet is vulnerable to a number of diseases that could threaten their life. Dog and cat vaccinations can significantly reduce the threat of infection. At Greenville Animal Hospital, we offer only the safest, most effective vaccines. We believe that you should always be able to choose the best level of care for your pet, and we will discuss our vaccination recommendations with you.

Our Dog and Cat Vaccines

We know that every pet has unique needs, which is why we offer a range of core and noncore vaccines to suit every lifestyle. Core vaccines are those that every pet needs, while noncore vaccines are given based on your pet’s level of risk.

Core Vaccines

  • Rabies (canine and feline)
  • DHPPL – canine distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, leptospirosis
  • FVRCP – feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia

Noncore Vaccines

  • Canine Bordetella (prevents kennel cough which is important if your dog is exposed to other dogs at grooming and boarding facilities, dog parks, etc.)
  • Lyme disease (prevents tick-borne Lyme disease in dogs who are frequently outdoors)
  • Canine Influenza (bivalent vaccine protects against both strains of canine flu which is highly contagious between dogs)
  • Feline Leukemia (protects indoor/outdoor cats from contracting this highly infectious, deadly disease)
Cat laying on a blanket during vaccine appointment
PUREVAX Feline Rabies and Leukemia are a non-adjuvanted vaccine for the prevention of disease due to Rabies and Leukemia viruses for cats that are 12 weeks of age or older.
An adjuvant is added to a vaccine to stimulate the immune system and increase the effectiveness of the vaccine. In recent years, some of the vaccines carrying adjuvants have been linked to serious vaccine reactions in cats, such as injection site reactions, chronic inflammation, and sarcoma formation.

PUREVAX Rabies and Leukemia vaccines are developed using state-of-the-art technology designed specifically for cats and kittens.  The vaccine delivers everything needed to induce immunity without any of the unnecessary adjuvants that have posed risk to feline patients in the past.

PUREVAX Feline Rabies and Leukemia are also the only nonadjuvanted feline rabies and Leukemia vaccine available that has been specifically formulated for cats and kittens, and we believe it is the safest protocol for our feline patients.

Three-Year vs. One-Year Pet Vaccines

As concerns about overvaccination increase, the veterinary industry is steadily moving away from one-year vaccines. While some noncore vaccines still require annual boosters, most core vaccines need three-year boosters (given after the end of a puppy or kitten's initial vaccine series). Three-year vaccines significantly cut back on the potential for overvaccination, while still maintaining the highest level of protection.

Feline PureVax rabies (an adjuvant-free vaccine) and canine leptospirosis are the only core vaccines that still require annual boosters.

If you have any questions about pet vaccinations, overvaccination, or any other concern, please reach out to us at (616) 343-0025.

Kitten and puppy playing together after their vaccine appointment