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Vaccination is a necessary procedure to protect the health of your pet.  As more is learned about disease and the immune system, vaccine recommendations change.  At Wilderness Animal Hospital, we take vaccination very seriously and think using the highest quality vaccine and only giving the vaccines necessary for your pet’s lifestyle is very important. 

We follow the recommendations of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Association of Feline Practitioners and Washington State University when deciding what vaccines may be necessary for your pet.

Dogs-

We use vaccines that are guaranteed to the newer 3-year vaccine protocols

  • DAPP- Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvo and Parainfluenza- Recommended for all dogs.
    • Initial vaccine series every 3-4 weeks between 6 and 16 weeks of age then booster in 1 year. 
    • If older than 16 weeks only needs one booster
    • Booster every 3 years for adults. *
  • Rabies- recommended for all dogs. King County requirement.
    • First vaccine good for 1 year, then give every 3 years
  • Bordetella- optional- for dogs at risk.  Boarding, dog parks, groomers, doggie day care and dog shows.
    • Injection needs a series of two shots, nasal and oral vaccinations do not.
    • Booster annually (newer vaccines do not need 6 month boosters)
    • The vaccine we use is given into the nose or mouth and gives protection within 48 hours, and doesn’t make the dog as sick after administration
  • Leptospirosis- optional- for dogs at risk.  Living near wildlife and water sources (rats, raccoons, deer, elk)
    • Needs a booster 3-4 weeks after initial vaccine (up to 6 weeks ok, if greater needs to be boosted again)
    • Vaccinate once yearly when at risk
    • Slightly higher risk of vaccine reactions compared to other vaccines
    • Dogs weighing under 20# should have this vaccine given separately from other vaccines. 
    • We use newer vaccine that contains protection against four types of leptospirosis bacteria, which needs a booster in 4 weeks when previous vaccination has used the vaccine containing only two types.
  • Canine Influenza Virus (CIV)
    • New bivalent vaccine (H2N3 and H2N8)
    • Only for dogs with high risk: dog shows and traveling to areas of outbreak is highest risk, may be required by some boarding facilities,
    • Initially needs vaccine with booster in 4 weeks, then annually.
  • We do not recommend corona virus or lyme vaccine at this time.

Cats-

  • FVRCP (modified live virus vaccine)- Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, pneumonitis (upper respiratory vaccine)
    • Initial vaccine series every 3-4 weeks between 6 to 16 weeks of age then booster in 1 year.  Booster every 3 years for adults. *
    • If older than 16 weeks only needs one booster (does not have to be within 4 weeks.)
    • As often as yearly for high risk cats: outdoors, cattery, etc.
  • Rabies - all cats recommend to vaccinate, King County requirement.
    •  non adjuvanted vaccine, has 1 and 3-year approval
  • Feline Leukemia
    • All kittens under 1 year of age since there is a risk any kitten might sneak outdoors. 
      • When time for annual booster, if cat is indeed indoor only, there is no need to booster.
    • All outdoor cats or cats housed with outdoor cats are at risk
    • Cats should be tested negative prior to vaccination.
    • Booster initial vaccine ideally after 3-4 weeks, (does not have to be within 4 week)
    • Vaccinate annually after initial two booster set until 6 years of age, repeat at 9 years of age.
  • We do not recommend FIV, FIP vaccines
  • We do not recommend or use any killed type vaccines on cats as this has been shown to be associated with vaccine associated tumor formation

*The vaccines we use have warranty for 3 year efficacy of DAPP and FVRCP

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Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:30am7:00pm
Tuesday7:30am7:00pm
Wednesday7:30am7:00pm
Thursday7:30am7:00pm
Friday7:30am7:00pm
Saturday8:00am5:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
Day Open Closed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 8:00am Closed
7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 5:00pm Closed

Doctor always on premises during hours of operation

Closed for staff meeting second Tuesday of the month from noon to 2 pm.

For after hours emergencies:

please call us, 425-432-9975 and follow the prompts to speak to a veterinary professional.  They will help triage your pet's condition and will help you decide if you need to be seen at an emergency facility or  if not, they will let us know to call you as soon as we are open.

For 24 hour emergency services we recommend:

 BluePearl Veterinary Partners (formerly ACCES) in Renton -

206-364-1660, then press 2
OR
Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Kirkland

425-823-9111

Testimonial

I really like the staff and our vet Melanie at Wilderness Animal Hospital,!they are very courteous and informative. I will be recommending this to all of my friends.

Mary G.
Maple Valley, WA

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