At Seneca Animal Hospital in Louisville, KY, we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s’ health is vaccinating them against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.

While all dogs and cats should receive regular vaccines to protect them from contagious diseases, this does not mean your pet needs every vaccine available. After taking into account your pet’s lifestyle, exposure to other animals, and other health factors, our veterinarians will recommend what vaccines should be administered.

Vaccine Recommendation For Dogs

  • Rabies 1yr
  • DA2PP (go to every 3 years after adequate vaccine history)
  • Bordetella (based on exposure)
  • Canine Influenza (based on exposure)
  • Leptospirosis (based on environmental exposure)

Vaccine Recommendation for Cats

  • Rabies
  • FVRCP (go to every 3 years after adequate vaccine history)
  • Leukemia (based on exposure)
Puppy Vaccine ProtocolKitten Vaccine Protocol
Visit 1 (6 weeks)Visit 1 (6 weeks)
  • Physical exam
  • Physical exam
  • First distemper and parvo combo vaccine
  • First FVRCP combo vaccine
  • Intestinal parasite analysis
  • Feline immunodeficiency virus and leukemia test
  • Intestinal parasite analysis
Visit 2 (9 weeks)
  • Physical exam (no charge)
Visit 2 (9 weeks)
  • Second distemper and parvo combo vaccine
  • Physical exam (no charge)
  • Bordetella vaccine
  • Second FVRCP combo vaccine
  • Intestinal parasite analysis
  • First feline leukemia vaccine
  • Intestinal parasite analysis
Visit 3 (12 weeks)
  • Start parasite prevention
  • Physical exam (no charge)
  • Third distemper and parvo combo vaccine
Visit 3 (12 weeks)
  • First leptospirosis vaccine (based on environmental exposure)
  • Physical Exam (no charge)
  • Second dose of parasite & flea/tick prevention
  • Third FVRCP combo vaccine
  • Second feline leukemia vaccine
Visit 4 (16 weeks)
  • Second dose of parasite prevention
  •  Physical Exam (no charge)
  •  Fourth distemper and parvo combo vaccine
Visit 4 (16 weeks)
  •  Rabies vaccine
  • Physical Exam (no charge)
  •  Second leptospirosis vaccine
  • Fourth FVRCP combo vaccine
  • Discuss county license
  • Rabies vaccine
  •  Third dose of parasite & flea/tick prevention
  • Third dose of parasite prevention
  •  Discuss spay or neuter and pre-op blood work
  • Discuss county license

It is our goal to provide the highest level of care for your pet, and vaccinations are an integral part of your pets’ overall health. Although there is a potential for a reaction with any vaccine, these are rare. Please contact us today if you have any questions or concerns about your pets’ vaccine history at (502) 458-1161.