Rabies is a viral infection that is caused by the bite from an infected animal that has rabies in its saliva. It is always FATAL once clinical signs appear. Skunks are the most common carrier of rabies in Minnesota, but bats are also an important source of infection.
Lyme disease is a multi-system disorder caused by a bacteria carried by ticks. Lyme positive dogs have been found in all 50 states with Minnesota being a high risk state.
Canine Distemper (DA2PP)
Canine Distemper (DA2PP) is a vaccination that protects against 4 viruses including Distemper, Adenovirus 2, Parvovirus & Parainfluenza.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial organism that lives in stagnant water. Your dog can come into contact with leptospirosis if exposed to infected water or soil, drinking contaminated water, or from coming into contact with urine from an infected animal.
Bordetella, more commonly known as Kennel Cough, is an airborne spread bacterial infection. Your dog should be vaccinated if they will have exposure to other dogs. Especially if you plan on attending puppy or obedience class with your dog or if you plan to have your dog boarded or groomed professionally.
Feline Distemper (FVRCP)
The Feline Distemper (FVRCP) vaccination is administered to protect against the most common diseases your kitten can potentially be exposed to. Those diseases are Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia.
Feline Leukemia (FeLV)
Feline Leukemia (FeLV) is a virus that is spread by contact with bodily fluids from another infected cat. Kittens can also acquire feline leukemia from their mother at birth. All cats should be tested for Feline Leukemia before starting the vaccination series.