Protecting Your Pets From Disease With Vaccinations

Affordable Pet Vaccinations Are Available at Spencer Animal Hospital

When it comes to keeping your canine or feline family member healthy, taking them to get vaccinated is one of the most important investments you can make. It protects them from many highly contagious and deadly diseases. Vaccines work by triggering the body’s immune system to fight off infections from disease-causing agents.

We understand the financial commitment it takes to keep your furry companions healthy, so to ease the burden for those families in need, we offer our Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic. Every Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., we offer low-cost vaccinations on a first come, first serve basis at our clinic.

For information on the possible side effects your pet may experience after being vaccinated, read Vaccinations: What to Expect After Your Pet’s Vaccination from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Recommended Canine Vaccinations

Core Puppy Vaccines:

  • 8 weeks: Distemper, parvo, parainfluenza, adenovirus
  • 12 weeks: Distemper, parvo, parainfluenza, adenovirus, leptospirosis, bordetella
  • 16 weeks: Distemper, parvo, parainfluenza, adenovirus, leptospirosis, rabies.
    NOTE: It is extremely important that your puppy be at least 14 weeks old before the last distemper and parvo booster is given.

Additional vaccinations available for puppies:

  • Strongly recommended: Canine influenza—two injections, administered four weeks apart
  • Canine influenza—two injections, administered four weeks apart
  • Rattlesnake vaccine—two injections, administered four weeks apart

Adults Dog Vaccinations:

  • Distemper, parvo, adenovirus, parainfluenza—one year after the puppy series, then boosters every three years
  • Rabies—one year after the puppy series, then boosters every three years, if given on or before a due date. If past due, it will be repeated again in one year.
  • Bordetella, canine influenza, Lyme, leptospirosis—administered on a yearly basis.
  • Rattlesnake vaccine—administered once or twice a year, depending on your dog’s exposure

Recommended Feline Vaccinations

Kittens:

  • 8 weeks: Feline distemper (panleukopenia), rhinotracheitis, calicivirus
  • 12 weeks: Feline distemper, rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, feline leukemia
  • 16 weeks: Feline distemper, rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, feline leukemia, rabies
    NOTE: It is extremely important that your kitten be at least 14 weeks old before the last distemper booster is given.

Adult Cat Vaccinations:

For cats that go outside:

  • Feline distemper, rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, feline leukemia, and rabies every year

For cats that stay indoors:

  • Feline distemper, rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, feline leukemia, and rabies one year after completing the kitten boosters
  • After their second birthday—Rabies once a year and feline distemper, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus every three years

Dr. Mangum and his staff have been our pets’ choice clinic since 1971. Never has there been a more knowledgeable, caring, and friendly team with such unprecedented customer service. Forty one years of great service to us and all of our pets throughout the years!
– Barbara Groh

We have been clients of Spencer Animal Hospital for over 35 years. I know I have always been given excellent care whether it has been routine health care or for an emergency. I appreciate the kindness given to us and our animals and the honest information given when sometimes it is not what we wanted to hear.
–Sue Blansett

Dr. Mangum, Dr. Borovik and the staff of Spencer Animal Hospital have become an extension of our family by caring for our beloved pets. The doctors continue to keep abreast of changes in veterinary medicine, and have also worked with specialists in the care of our pets. We know that when we take our pet to Dr. Mangum and Dr. Borovik, be it for their yearly check-up or if they are ill, we can be confident they are receiving the best care available.
– The Gregory’s

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