At Four Seasons Animal Hospital in Crown Point, IN, we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating them against potential diseases. There are a variety of diseases that affect our pets and animals, so proper vaccination is vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to.

It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.

It is our goal to provide the highest level of care for your pet, and vaccination is an integral part of your pet’s overall health. Please contact us today if you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s vaccination.

PET VACCINE PROTOCOL

Puppy Core Vaccines

  • Distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus (DHPP) is given at 8 – 12 weeks of age, then every 2 – 3 weeks until the puppy is 16 weeks or older.
  • Rabies is given at 16 weeks of age or older and will be boostered in 1 year.  This is required by Indiana State Law, as this fatal disease can be transmitted to people.

Puppy Non-core Vaccines

  • Lyme and Leptospirosis vaccination at 12 weeks of age or older with a booster 4 weeks later
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough) at 8 weeks of age or older
  • Canine Influenza Vaccine (H3N2) is given at 12 weeks of age or older with a booster 4 weeks later if at high risk

ADULT DOGS  (Dogs who have received puppy vaccines and boosters)

Core Vaccines

  • Rabies every 3 years
  • Distemper (DHPP) yearly or every 3 years, depending on risk of exposure

Non-core Vaccines

  • Lyme vaccine every year
  • Leptospirosis vaccine every year
  • Bordetella vaccine every year depending on risk/lifestyle
  • Canine Influenza every year

Kitten Core Vaccines

  • Distemper (rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, penleukopenis) FVRCP vaccine is given at 6 – 8 weeks of age, then every 2 – 3 weeks until 16 weeks of age.
  • Rabies vaccine is given at 16 weeks of age or older and is required by Indiana State Law.

Non-core Vaccines

  • Feline Leukemia virus vaccine (Felv) at 12 weeks of age or older and a booster at in 4 weeks.
  • FeLV/FIV test at 12 weeks before first FeLV-run again in 6 months

Senior Dogs: Senior Dogs are similar to adult dogs, but their vaccine protocol is customized to the dogs risk and lifestyle.

Core Vaccines

  • Rabies every 3 years
  • Distemper (DHPP) yearly or every 3 years, depending on risk of exposure

Non-core Vaccines

  • Lyme vaccine every year
  • Leptospirosis vaccine every year
  • Bordetella vaccine every year depending on risk/lifestyle
  • Canine Influenza every year

Adult and Senior Cats (Cats who have received the kitten vaccine series)

Core Vaccines

  • Distemper Vaccine (FVRCP) is given yearly.
  • Rabies vaccine is given every 3 years.

Non-core Vaccines

  • Feline Leukemia virus vaccine (Felv) is given on an annual basis.

Senior cats are similar to adult cats, but their vaccine protocol is customized to the cat’s risk and lifestyle.