Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

3850 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

(310)391-6741

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Our Hospital's Vaccination Policy

 

More information about our Vaccination Policy.

 

  

  

Cat Vaccines

 

Vaccine

Kitten Series

If you skip a year

Required for:

Boarding

Bathing

Applies to:

FVRCP Heska Nasal
Also called “Distemper Shot

One before age 12 weeks, one age 12 weeks or after, boost one year later, and then every 3 years.
INJECTABLE: one age 6 weeks or after, then every 3 - 4 weeks until age 16 - 20 weeks. The initial series should employ at least 2 shots. Boost in 1 year, then every 3 years.

Just pick up where left off - no need to start initial series.

Yes

Yes

All Cats

Comments:  Some cats sneeze for a few days after taking the nasal vaccine. This should require no treatment.

 

Vaccine

Kitten Series

If you skip a year

Required for:

Boarding

Bathing

Applies to:

Feline Leukemia Virus  (FeLV)

TEST FIRST
First vaccine no earlier than age 8 weeks, then boost in 3 - 4 weeks. Cats in open households should be tested annually.

Kitten: If second vaccine in initial series is skipped, initial series should be restarted

Adult: Just pick up where left off

No

No

Outdoor cats, or cats likely to be exposed to rescued strays, all kittens under age 1 year.

Comments:  Give shot in left rear leg below knee when possible (according to AAFP guidelines).

 

Vaccine

Kitten Series

If you skip a year

Required for:

Boarding

Bathing

Applies to:

RABIES (Recombinant)

First vaccine no earlier than age 12 weeks. Next shot in one year. After that, good for one year.

Pick up where left off; new vaccination will be good for 1 year

Yes

Yes

ALL CATS

Comments:  Give shot in right rear leg below knee when possible (according to AAFP guidelines).

  

 

Dog Vaccines

 

Vaccine

Puppy Series

If you skip a year

Required for:

Boarding

Bathing

Applies to:

DHLPP
- also called “Distemper Shot
(Lepto portion is "4 Way,"
Distemper portion is Recombinant)

Begin vaccinations between age 6 - 12 weeks. Vaccinate every 3 - 4 weeks until age 16 weeks, then boost in one year. After this, boost every 3 years. At least 2 vaccines are necessary initially. Puppies under age 12 weeks: No lepto. At age 12 weeks include lepto and continue to age 14 - 16 weeks, then annually, then every 3 years.

Pick up where left off

Yes

Yes

All Dogs

Comments:  This is considered to be the basic canine vaccination.  At this time the C4 (DHPP) and Lepto are separate injections.

 

Vaccine

Puppy Series

If you skip a year

Required for:

Boarding

Bathing

Applies to:

Bordetella Nasal

First dose as early as age
3 - 4 weeks, then annually.

Pick up where left off

Yes
(any format)

Yes
(any format)

All Dogs

Comments:  Oral, nasal or injectable vaccine will fill boarding or bathing requirement. Some dogs sneeze for a few days after taking the nasal vaccine.

 

Vaccine

Puppy Series

If you skip a year

Required for:

Boarding

Bathing

Applies to:

Bordetella Injectable

First dose age 8 weeks, second dose at 12 weeks, then annually.

If puppy series incomplete, restart it. Otherwise, pick up where left off.

Yes
(any format)

Yes
(any format)

All Dogs

Comments:  Oral, nasal or injectable vaccine will fill boarding or bathing requirement. Does not work if given nasally or orally.

 

Vaccine

Puppy Series

If you skip a year

Required for:

Boarding

Bathing

Applies to:

Bordetella Oral

First dose given at age 8 weeks or older.

Pick up where left off.

Yes
(any format)

Yes
(any format)

All Dogs

Comments:  Oral, nasal or injectable vaccine will fill boarding or bathing requirement. Give just inside the lip. Dangerous if accidentally given as injectable.

 

Vaccine

Puppy Series

If you skip a year

Required for:

Boarding

Bathing

Applies to:

Rabies

First vaccine no earlier than age 12 weeks. Next shot in one year. After that, good for 3 years.

Pick up where left off; new vaccination will be good for three years

Yes

Yes

ALL DOGS

Comments:  This vaccine is a legal requirement for all dogs.

 

Vaccine

Puppy Series

If you skip a year

Required for:

Boarding

Bathing

Applies to:

Influenza H3N8

First dose no earlier than age 6 weeks, then boost 3 - 4 weeks annually.

Start over.

Only puppies. (Recommended for Dogs over 1 year of age)

Only puppies. (Recommended for Dogs over 1 year of age)

Puppies under age 1 year. Older dogs recommended but not required.

Comments:  Especially for puppies and dogs in contact with Rescue dogs or who board or are groomed where other dogs are present.

 

Vaccine

Puppy Series

If you skip a year

Required for:

Boarding

Bathing

Applies to:

Rattlesnake Bite Vaccine

Initial series is two vaccines
3 - 4 weeks apart. Dogs under 25 lbs. or over 100 lbs. need an additional third vaccine in 3 - 4 weeks. Vaccines should be given every 6 months.

Pick up where left off.

No

No

Dogs that hike or camp in snake territory

Comments:  If your dog is bitten by a rattlesnake, a medical evaluation is still recommended for safety’s sake