Pet Vaccination Guide

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Keep your pet healthy with regular vaccinations

A regimen of vaccines is needed to ensure your pet stays healthy and happy. View the recommended vaccines below and schedule an appointment with a Michigan Humane veterinarian today.

Michigan Humane rescue agent with puppy

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

8 to 11 weeks

  • General exam
  • Distemper/Parvovirus vaccine (1 of 3 series for puppies)
  • Fecal test for intestinal parasites
  • Deworming medication
  • Begin heartworm, flea and tick preventatives

12 to 15 weeks

  • General exam
  • Distemper/Parvovirus vaccine (2 of 3 series for puppies)
  • Leptospirosis vaccine (1 of 2 series)
  • OPTIONAL: Bordetella vaccine, Lyme vaccine, and/or Influenza vaccine (1 of 2 series)
  • Fecal test for intestinal parasites
  • Deworming medication

16+ weeks

  • General exam
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Distemper/Parvovirus vaccine (3 of 3 series for puppies)
  • Leptospirosis vaccine (2 of 2 series)
  • OPTIONAL: Bordetella vaccine, Lyme vaccine, and/or Influenza vaccine (2 of 2 series)
  • Fecal test for intestinal parasites
  • Deworming medication

6 to 7 months

  • Heartworm test (done at 6 to 7 months, 12 to 13 months, then annually if kept up to date)
A litter of kittens.

Kitten Vaccination Schedule

8 to 11 weeks

  • General exam
  • FVRCP vaccine (1 of 3 series for kittens)
  • Fecal test for intestinal parasites
  • Deworming medication
  • Begin flea and tick preventative

12 to 15 weeks

  • General exam
  • FVRCP vaccine (2 of 3 series for kittens)
  • OPTIONAL: FELV vaccine (1 of 2 series) (Must test to give vaccine)
  • OPTIONAL: FELV/FIV test
  • Fecal test for intestinal parasites
  • Deworming medication

16+ weeks

  • General exam
  • Rabies vaccine
  • FVRCP vaccine (3 of 3 series for kittens)
  • OPTIONAL: FELV vaccine (2 of 2 series)
  • Fecal test for intestinal parasites
  • Deworming medication
Dogs running on grass.

Adult Animal Vaccination Schedule

Rabies

  • Must complete 1 yr. vaccine
  • Then can get 3 yr. vaccine (must be given within 30 days after due date to continue with the 3 yr. vaccines)

Distemper (FVRCP or DAPP/DHPP)

  • Must complete booster series 3-4 weeks apart (2 part vaccine series for adults)
    • If 5-6 weeks after initial vaccine, that is okay we tell owner’s 3-4 weeks for scheduling
  • Then can get 1 yr. vaccine (must be given within 30 days after due date)
  • Then can get 3 yr. vaccine (must be given within 30 days after due date to continue with the 3 yr. vaccines)

Annual Vaccines

  • Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Influenza, Lyme, Feline Leukemia, etc. * Must complete booster series 3-4 weeks apart (2-part vaccine series for adults) excluding Bordetella * Then can get 1 yr. vaccine (must be given within 30 days after due date)

Annual Visits

  • General exam
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Distemper/Parvovirus vaccine OR FVRCP vaccine
  • Fecal test for intestinal parasites
  • Deworming medication
  • DOGS: Heartworm test
  • DOGS: Leptospirosis vaccine
  • DOG OPTIONAL: Bordetella vaccine, Lyme vaccine, and/or Influenza vaccine
  • CAT OPTIONAL: FELV vaccine and/or FELV/FIV test (Must test to give vaccine)
  • Wellness bloodwork recommended for pets five years or older
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