Massachusetts State Law requires that all dogs and cats over six months of age must be vaccinated against rabies.

Puppies are usually vaccinated for:

  • canine distemper virus
  • Adenovirus 2 (upper respiratory disease virus, which cross protects for canine hepatitis)
  • parainfluenza
  • leptospirosis
  • parvo virus enteritis

Kittens are routinely vaccinated for:

  • feline distemper
  • Rhinotracheitis and calicivirus (FDCVR vaccine)

Some owners, especially of show cats or which have increased exposure to other cats, may also elect to vaccinate for pneumonitis, a respiratory disease caused by chlamydia. A new vaccine has recently become available to protect against Feline Leukemia virus.

Please contact your veterinarian for a vaccination program for your pet.