What we vaccinate at CHS

 


Feline Vaccination

Cats receive their core vaccinations as a single vaccine denoted FVRCP. This

vaccine provides vaccination against: Panleukopenia virus, a potentially fatal

gastrointestinal disease; Feline Herpesvirus-1; and Feline Calicivirus, a respiratory

disease. In animals that can produce a good immune response, this

vaccine provides rapid onset of immunity against the often deadly Panleukopenia

virus and helps to decrease the severity of symptoms for the common

feline respiratory viruses. Booster vaccination requirements need to be

discussed with the regular veterinarian following adoption.


Canine Vaccination

Dogs receive their core vaccinations as a single vaccine denoted DA2PP/DHPP.

This vaccine provides vaccination against: Distemper, a gastrointestinal,

respiratory and neurologic disease; Adenovirus, a respiratory virus also providing

immunity against a related virus causing infectious hepatitis; Parvovirus, a

potentially fatal gastrointestinal disease; and Parainfluenza, a respiratory virus.

Booster vaccination requirements need to be discussed with the regular

veterinarian following adoption.


Rabies

Rabies is a zoonotic disease, a virus that can transfer from animals to people. It

can cause neurological symptoms and result in death of the infected individual.

Vaccination against rabies is not provided at Calgary Humane Society at

this time and should be discussed with the animal’s regular veterinarian to

ensure proper documentation of this important vaccine.


The Importance of the Complimentary Veterinarian Exam

Once the animal is adopted and leaves the shelter, it is important for the

family to book an appointment with their animal’s regular veterinarian. At this

appointment, they can discuss future vaccination schedules based on risks to

the animal taking into consideration its age, lifestyle and the potential for

disease exposure in their community. In addition, Rabies vaccination is

considered a core vaccine and should be discussed at this time. Finally, their

veterinarian may recommend additional vaccinations which may be important

to the animal based on the above risk assessment.


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