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Pet Vaccinations In Orlando

  • At Salazar Veterinary Hospital, we use the highest quality dog and cat vaccines on the market, which also makes them the safest vaccines in veterinary medicine
  • Vaccinations are essential for protecting pets against common viruses and bacterium that can cause illness, organ failure, and sometimes death
  • We follow the latest vaccination protocols to ensure your pet is safe and protected against common viruses and bacterium
  • We provide cat and dog vaccinations based on age, lifestyle, and overall health

Why Does My Pet Need Vaccines?

Vaccinations provide protection against viruses and bacterium, some of which can be deadly. The Rabies vaccine is required by law; there is no treatment or cure for Rabies, it is highly transmissible, and any pet that contracts it will ultimately pass away from the virus. Whether your pet is indoors 100% of the time, only ventures outside for potty breaks, or roams the neighborhood, we REQUIRE that all pets have a current Rabies vaccine.

We often hear people say, “My pet doesn’t go anywhere! Why does he/she need vaccines?”Even though your pet may never come into contact with any other pets directly, many viruses and bacterium are spread through indirect contact methods. Parvovirus (commonly known as“Parvo”), for example, can survive for up to several years in the soil if the conditions are right. Leptospirosis, which causes kidney and other major organ failure, is transmitted through stagnant water and the urine of infected animals. We always recommend protecting your pet against common viruses and bacterium — protection is always best, as treatment is not always an option!

Core Vaccine vs. Non-Core Vaccines

Vaccines are separated into two categories — core vaccines and non-core vaccines. Each pet has their own specific needs and we cater our vaccination recommendations to each individual pet. Below is a list of of the vaccines we offer at Salazar Veterinary Hospital, separated by core vs. non-core and species:

Dog Core Vaccines

  • Rabies
  • DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)
  • Bordetella (“Kennel Cough”)

Dog Non-Core Vaccines

  • Leptospirosis (while this is not technically a “core” vaccine, it is highly recommended in Central Florida)
  • Bivalent Influenza

Cat Core Vaccines

  • Rabies
  • FvRCP (Feline rhinotracheitis virus, Feline calicivirus, and Feline panleukopenia virus)

Cat Non-Core Vaccines

  • FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus)

Kitten and Puppy Vaccinations

Kittens and puppies are more susceptible to all illnesses due to their developing immune systems. Studies have shown that the protective antibodies kittens and puppies have from the womb and their mother’s milk starts to wean between 6 and 8 weeks of age, which is why we recommend pets receive their first vaccines at about 8 weeks old. Below is the recommended vaccination timeline for puppies and kittens:


8 Weeks Old - Bordetella (effective for 1 year)

       DA2PP (1st booster)

11 Weeks Old - DA2PP (2nd booster)

14 Weeks Old - DA2PP (3rd booster)

       Leptospirosis (1st booster)

        Bivalent Influenza (1st booster)

16 Weeks Old - DA2PP (Final booster; effective for 1 year)

        Leptospirosis (Final booster; effective for 1 year)

       Bivalent Influenza (Final booster; effective for 1 year)

      Rabies (effective for 1 year)


8 Weeks Old - FvRCP (1st booster)

11 Weeks Old - FvRCP (2nd booster)

14 Weeks Old - FvRCP (3rd booster)

        FeLV (1st booster)

16 Weeks Old - FvRCP (Final booster; effective for 1 year)

        FeLV (Final booster; effective for 1 year)

        Rabies (effective for 1 year)