The Brunswick Veterinary Clinic team closely follows vaccine recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), which provides guidelines for core and non-core vaccinations in pets.
For dogs, typical core vaccines include a combination of distemper, hepatitis, adenovirus 2, parvo and parainfluenza.
For cats, typical core vaccines include a combination of feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia.
A rabies vaccine is recommended for both dogs and cats at regular intervals.
In addition to these core vaccines, your veterinarian may also recommend other vaccinations depending on your pet’s exposure risk. For cats, this might include Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) if they spend time outdoors or come in contact with other cats. For dogs, this might include bordetella (Kennel Cough), leptospirosis, Lyme Disease, rattlesnake immunity or canine Influenza if they frequent dog parks, boarding kennels or are in a situation where they are socializing with other dogs regularly or may come in contact with wildlife. The active lifestyle of many Grass Valley residents may prompt your vet to recommend these additional vaccines.