Knapp Veterinary Hospital, Inc.

596 Oakland Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43214

(614)267-3124

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Vaccinations for Dogs & Cats

- Knapp Veterinary Hospital - Columbus, Ohio

Dog

Adult Dogs

  • DA2PP - Every 3 years
  • Leptospirosis - Every year
  • Rabies[1] - Every 3 years
  • Bordetella - Every year

Puppies

Vaccinations start at 6-8 weeks and are boostered every 3-4 weeks until the Rabies[1] vaccination is given at 12-16 weeks of age.

Age Vaccines Due
6-8 weeks old DA2PP #1 (Distemper)
3-4 weeks later (9-12 weeks old) DA2PP #2
Leptospirosis #1
3-4 weeks later (12-16 weeks old) Rabies[1] (1 year)
DA2PP #3 (good for 1 year)
Leptospirosis #2 (good for 1 year)
Bordetella (good for 1 year)

If there is no vaccine history (such as when finding a stray animal) we will give the Rabies[1] (1 year), DA2PP #1, and Leptospirosis #1 vaccines on your first visit. The DA2PP and Leptospirosis vaccines will be boostered 3-4 weeks later and will be good for one year. Afterward, the adult vaccine schedule will be followed.

The Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccine is only needed if your pet will be boarding, grooming, or otherwise associating with dogs in close quarters. This is a yearly vaccine, but some boarding facilities and groomers require giving it every 6 months, so make sure to check their protocols.

Cat

Adult Cats

  • FVRCP - Every 3 years
  • Rabies[1] - Every year
  • FeLV - Every year

Kittens

Vaccinations start at 6-8 weeks and are boostered every 3-4 weeks until the Rabies[1] vaccination is given at 12-16 weeks of age.

Age Vaccines Due
6-8 weeks old FVRCP #1 (Distemper)
3-4 weeks later (9-12 weeks old) FVRCP #2
FeLV #1 (Outdoor Cats)
3-4 weeks later (12-16 weeks old) Rabies[1] (good for 1 year)
FVRCP #3 (good for 1 year)
FeLV #2 (good for 1 year)

If there is no vaccine history (such as when finding a stray animal) we will give the Rabies[1] (1 year) and FVRCP #1 vaccines on your first visit. The FVRCP will be boostered 3-4 weeks later and will be good for one year. Afterward, the adult vaccine schedule will be followed.

The FeLV (Feline Leukemia) vaccine is only needed if your cat goes outside; however, it is safe to give to indoor cats as well. For example, if your cat goes by screen doors or windows where they could be in contact with an outdoor cat, you may want to talk to your doctor for their recommendation. This vaccine is given every 3 years.

[1] In accordance with Franklin county law, all dogs and cats are required to be vaccinated against the Rabies virus. Giving the vaccine is considered a medical procedure and only healthy pets should be vaccinated. The physical examination ensures the health of your pet and, therefore, safety in receiving the vaccination.