Puppies and Kittens require extra attention. Nutrition is vitally important. Proper training is essential, and wellness examinations and vaccinations are critical for your pet's well being at this young age. River Bend Animal Clinic's vaccination protocol is listed below. We will be happy to review your existing records and determine what vaccinations your pet may require.
We recommend neutering or spaying your pet at approximately 6 months of age. This is the age when cats and dogs will begin to reproduce..
Puppies to Young Adults
1st CV (Corona Virus)
1st DHLP-P (Distemper-Hepatitis-Lepto-Parainfluenza-Parvo
Start Heartworm Preventive
Rabies 3 Year Vaccination
DHP-P Vaccine(annual vaccination)
Leptospirosis Vaccine (annual vaccination)
(We use a 3 year rabies on Ohio pets and two year rabies vaccine on West Virginia pets) Leptospirosis is always administered annually).
Kittens to Young Adults
1st FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis-Calici-Panleukopenia)
We recommend feline leukemia testing prior to vaccination for leukemia. Kittens must be nine weeks old to receive a leukemia vaccine. Our Idexx test tests for feline leukemia as well as feline aids(FIV).
1st leukemia vaccine if negative on test
Start flea control and heartworm prevention(Revoloution)
2nd Feline Leukemia*
Annual vaccination required
Your adult pet will need an annual exam (each year). All dogs need annual leptospirosis vaccines, fecal, and heartworm testing.(If animal has missed any months of prevention and suggested every two years.) Discuss other vaccine schedules with your doctor. Boarding/Show/Groomed dogs require Bordetella vaccination every 6 months to one year.
Gallipolis, OH 45631
Monday: 8am to 6pm
Tuesday: 8am to 6pm
Wednesday: 8am to 6pm
Thursday: 8am to 5pm
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 8am to noon
Surgeries: Monday thru Friday