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Routine Vaccines Provided in Oak Creek, Waukesha, Fond du Lac, and Burlington

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Getting your pets vaccinated regularly is vitally important for maintaining the health of your dog or cat. The veterinarians at Animal Wellness Center in Oak Creek, Waukesha, Fond du Lac, and Burlington provide routine vaccines for all breeds. We will tailor the vaccine schedule to your pet based on age, medical history, lifestyle, and even breeder specifications.

There are some state, county, and city regulations for getting your cat or dog vaccinated. Animal Wellness Center will ensure your pet is always up to date with required shots, so you don’t end up with any fines.

Required Shots for Dogs in Wisconsin

Animal Wellness Center can provide all core and non-core vaccinations. Core vaccines are extremely important for your dog to prevent transmissible diseases. Non-core vaccines may not be vital, but they are important depending on your dog’s risk of exposure to bacteria or disease. Common vaccines include:

Core Vaccinations

  • Rabies
  • Parvovirus
  • Distemper
  • Canine Hepatitis (Adenovirus)

Non-Core Vaccinations

  • Bordetella
  • Lyme Disease
  • Leptospirosis

How Often Should Dogs Be Vaccinated

When your dog is a puppy, he or she will need to go in for shots more frequently than when they are older. When and how often the shot is administered is determined by a number of factors including age, allergies to medications, the type of vaccine being used (1-year vs. 3-year), and government regulations.

Core vaccine schedule:
  • 5 Weeks: Parvovirus
  • 6 Weeks: Combination vaccine of adenovirus, distemper, and parvovirus
  • 9 Weeks: Combination vaccine booster
  • 12 Weeks: Rabies and combination vaccine booster
  • 15 Weeks: Combination vaccine booster
  • 16 Weeks: Combination vaccine booster (2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart)
  • 1 Year+: Rabies and combination vaccine boosters
Non-core vaccine schedule:
  • 6-8 Weeks: Bordetella
  • 10-12 Weeks: Bordetella booster, Lyme, and leptospirosis
  • 14-16 Weeks: Bordetella, Lyme, and leptospirosis boosters
  • 1 Year+: Bordetella, Lyme, and leptospirosis boosters

Once the dog is an adult, a rabies booster is required every year or every three years depending on the type of vaccine and local laws. Parvovirus, distemper, and adenovirus need boosters 1 year after finishing the first round of shots, and a booster every 3 years after that. Bordetella, Lyme, and leptospirosis can be repeated every 1-2 years depending on vaccine type and the dog’s health and lifestyle.

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Required Shots for Cats in Wisconsin

Our veterinarians will provide all the vaccines needed to keep your cat healthy and happy. Like vaccines for dogs, there are core and non-core vaccinations for cats. Non-core vaccines are important for cats based on their environment and lifestyle. Outdoor cats may need more vaccines to keep them healthy than indoor cats. These include:

Core Vaccinations

  • Rabies
  • Feline Distemper (Panleukopenia)
  • Rhinotracheitis (Feline Herpes Virus Type 1)
  • Feline Calici Virus

Non-Core Vaccinations

  • Bordetella
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
  • Chylamydophila Felis
  • Feline Leukemia (FeLV)

How Often Cats Need to Be Vaccinated

Vaccinations are given to cats based mostly on age and lifestyle including whether your cat is indoor or outdoor. Some local regulations may require rabies vaccine at different ages as well.

Core vaccine schedule:
  • 6-7 Weeks: First combination vaccine of feline distemper, feline calcivirus, and rhinotracheitis
  • 10 Weeks: Combination vaccine booster
  • 12+ Weeks: Rabies
  • 13 Weeks: Combination vaccine booster
  • 16 Weeks: Combination vaccine booster
  • 19 Weeks: Combination vaccine booster
  • 1 Year+: Combination vaccine and rabies booster
Non-core vaccine schedule:
  • 10 Weeks: Chlamydophila
  • 13 Weeks: Chlamydophila and FeLV boosters
  • 16 Weeks: FeLV booster
  • 19 Weeks: FeLV booster
  • 1 Year+: Chlamydophila and FeLV boosters

The combination vaccine and rabies boosters can be given every 1-3 years depending on the type of vaccine used and local laws. Cats with a higher risk of contracting chlamydophila or FeLV can be given a booster once per year.

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Animal Wellness Center provides the care and attention your pet deserves to give them a full, healthy life. We provide all types of preventative care and specialized treatment options your dog or cat needs. Count on our skilled veterinarians to provide full yearly examinations, vaccinations, and surgical procedures.

We have four locations across Wisconsin, in Waukesha, Burlington, Fond du Lac, and Oak Creek. Set up a Meet & Greet at the center closes to you to introduce your furry friend to our vets today!

Contact our veterinarians at Animal Wellness Center to schedule your dog or cat for vaccination.