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Sat: 8AM – 5PM
Sun: Closed

23714 222nd Place SE, Ste L,
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Pet Vaccinations

Pet vaccinations are 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.


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 need one booster
    • Booster every 3 years for adults.*
  • Rabies- recommended for all dogs. King County requirement.
    • The first vaccine good for 1 year, then give every 3 years
  • Bordetella- optional- for dogs at risk.  Boarding, dog parks, groomers, doggie daycare, and dog shows.
    • The 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 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 a newer vaccine that contains protection against four types of leptospirosis bacteria, which needs a booster in 4 weeks when the 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 the outbreak is the highest risk, may be required by some boarding facilities,
    • Initially needs vaccine with a booster in 4 weeks, then annually.
  • We do not recommend coronavirus or Lyme vaccine at this time.


  • 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 need 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.
    •  nonadjuvanted 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 an annual booster, if the cat is indeed indoor only, there is no need for the 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 weeks)
    • Vaccinate annually after the 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 a warranty for 3-year efficacy of DAPP and FVRCP