Vaccinations

At Kind Vet Care, we believe wellness and preventative health care is essential.   We will make sure that your pet receives all the appropriate screenings and vaccines that they need to ensure healthy, happy lives.

Vaccinations for Dogs

 

Core Vaccines

 

Rabies Vaccination

Missouri State Law requires all dogs and cats to be rabies vaccinated by 4 months old and in prescribed intervals after that. Rabies is a highly contagious viral disease that attacks the brain and central nervous system.  Humans can become infected from animals, by direct contact with saliva.

Distemper/Parvo Combination Vaccination

Distemper is a disease characterized by flu-like symptoms, and in later stages, neurological symptoms.  Distemper is an airborne virus and is easily transmitted from direct contact, it can be transmitted on clothing, through the air, and through contact with infected bodily fluids including contaminated food and water. Distemper is a serious virus for which there is no specific treatment other than general supportive care. 

 

Parvovirus affects fast replicating cells, primarily seen in the gastrointestinal tract, which can cause serious illness.  Common clinical signs are loss of appetite, diarrhea (often bloody) accompanied by dehydration, fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, and lethargy. Parvo is highly contagious and transmitted by contaminated feces. The virus can be carried on clothing and can live outside the body for months.

 

Optional vaccines that are highly recommended

 

Bordetella (Kennel Cough) Vaccination

Bordetella is a bacterium that is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection, transmitted through the air. Typical symptoms include severe fits of coughing, sore throat, and sometimes vomiting up phlegm, lethargy, nasal and ocular discharge, and loss of appetite.

 

Leptospirosis Vaccination

Leptospirosis is a bacteria that is transmitted by contaminated urine from several types of animals (deer, rats, racoons, horses, cows, pigs etc.) Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease (can be transmitted to humans) and is deadly if not treated quickly and appropriately.  Animals often contract Leptospirosis by drinking stagnant or slow-moving water (puddles in the yard or sidewalk, ponds, lakes, etc.) contaminated with the bacteria.   It causes kidney and/or liver failure in dogs and humans. Symptoms of Leptospirosis can include fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, increased drinking and urination, severe weakness and lethargy, stiffness, jaundice, muscle pain and infertility. 

Optional vaccines recommended based off lifestyle

Canine Influenza Vaccination

Also known as dog flu, Canine Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection affecting dogs and cats.  Canine Influenza is transmitted by air and highly contagious. Symptoms may include cough, runny nose, fever, lethargy, eye discharge, and reduced appetite, but not all dogs will show signs of illness. This vaccine is recommended for dogs that go to grooming, dog parks, boarding, and/or daycare facilities.

 

Lyme Vaccination

This vaccine protects dogs against Lyme, which is transmitted by ticks. This vaccine is recommended for dogs that routinely travel North, visit the Lake of the Ozarks, and/or are used for hunting companions.

Dog Walker at the Park
Dogs on a Bench
Two dogs
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Vaccinations for Cats

Core vaccines

 

Rabies Vaccination

Missouri State Law requires all dogs and cats to be rabies vaccinated by 4 months old and in prescribed intervals after that. Rabies is a highly contagious viral disease that attacks the brain and central nervous system.  Humans can become infected from animals, by direct contact with saliva.

 

RCP (Feline Distemper) Vaccination

The term for a very contagious group of respiratory diseases which can cause symptoms such as fever, loss of appetite, sneezing, vomiting, or diarrhea. These diseases are easily transmitted through the air.

 

Optional vaccines recommended based off lifestyle

 

FeLV (Feline Leukemia) Vaccination

Feline Leukemia is spread through contact with an infected cat. It can also be transmitted through nasal or saliva secretions through sharing bowls, litter boxes, communal grooming, etc. Typical symptoms include pale gums, yellow whites of eyes, enlarged lymph nodes, bladder/skin/upper respiratory infections, weight loss and/or loss of appetite, poor coat condition, weakness/lethargy, and fever. There are often no clinical signs until the cat is older and their immune system has weakened.

Cat on a Soft Blanket
Kittens