Vaccines/Wellness Exams

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It is recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for your pet to have regular wellness exams. This is for the same reason your physician and dentist recommend them. If you can detect a condition or illness early in its stages, it's more likely to be treated and resolved with less difficulty and expense and with better successful results. Some pets are predisposed to certain health problems, depending on breed, age, lifestyle and overall health. If you are concerned about an underlying or future illness in your pet, contact our office or visit our Veterinary Resources page to learn more.


Vaccines

*Length between vaccines may vary depending on amount of exposure and previous age/consistency of vaccines given. *

Core vaccines are in bold.

Canines

Age

DHPPC

(distemper-adenovirus Type 2- coronavirus-parainfluenza-parvovirus)

Leptospirosis

Lyme

Bordetella-Parainfluenza

Rabies

8 weeks

X

(booster in 1 month)

12 weeks

X

(booster in 1 month)

(booster in 1 month)

X

(booster in 1 month)

X

(Good for 1 year)

16 weeks

X

(may be good up to 1 year if received vaccine at 12 weeks)

X

(may be good up to 1 year if received vaccine at 12 weeks)

X

(may be good up to 1 year if received vaccine at 12 weeks)

X

(good for 1 year)

X

(good for 1 year)

1 year

X

(may be good up to 1 year)

X

(may be good up to 1 year)

X

(may be good up to 1 year)

X

(good for 1 year)

X

(good for 1 year)

3+ years

X

(may be good up to 3 years)

X

(may be good up to 1 year)

X

(may be good up to 1 year)

X

(good for 1 year)

X

(may be good up to 3 years)

Felines

Age

PCR

(rhinotracheitis-calici-panleukopenia)

Leukemia

Rabies

8 weeks

X

(booster in 1 month)

12 weeks

X

(booster in 1 month)

(booster in 1 month)

16 weeks

X

(may be good up to 1 year if received vaccine at 12 weeks)

(may be good up to 1 year if received vaccine at 12 weeks)

X

(good for 1 year)

1 year

(may be good up to 1 year)

X

(may be good up to 1 year)

X

(good for 1 year)

3+ years

X

(may be good up to 3 years)

X

(may be good up to 1 year)

X

(good for 1 year)


  • What are vaccines and why do they matter?
    • Vaccines are products designed to trigger protective immune responses and prepare the immune system to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines stimulate the immune system's production of antibodies that identify and destroy disease-causing organisms that enter the body.
    • Vaccines provide immunity against one or several diseases that can lessen the severity or prevent certain diseases altogether.
    • Experts agree that widespread use of vaccinations within the last century has prevented death and disease in millions of animals. Vaccinations protect your pet from highly contagious and deadly diseases and improve your pet's overall quality of life.
  • 5 Reasons to vaccinate your pet.
    • 1. Vaccinations prevent many pet illnesses.
    • 2. Vaccinations can help avoid costly treatments for diseases that can be prevented.
    • 3. Vaccinations prevent diseases that can be passed between animals also from animal to people.
    • 4. Diseases prevalent in wildlife, such as rabies and distemper, can infect unvaccinated pets.
    • 5. In many areas, local or state ordinances require certain vaccinations of household pets.


*Information acquired from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)*

To learn more, visit avma.org

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Prevention

Heartworm Prevention

      Heartworm is a serious and potentially fatal disease that can infect a variety of pets and wildlife. The heartworm parasite is a blood parasite. It can be transmitted from animal to animal by mosquitos and can be damaging to the heart and blood vessels. Don’t fret yet! There is good news! Heartworm is almost 100% preventable through several FDA-approved products. Listed below are the products we carry.

For more Heartworm information visit heartwormsociety.org or avma.org

*all product listed require a prescription*


 Heartgard: once a month chewable 

 - May start giving at 6 weeks of age.

 - Also prevents intestinal parasites.

Proheart 6: once every 6 months injection

 - May start giving at 6 months of age.

Proheart 12: once every 1-year injection

 - May start giving at 1 year of age.

 - Our most popular option!


Flea and Tick Prevention

     It is no secret that ticks are prevalent in Northern Minnesota. Not only you, but your pet is at discomfort with these external parasites. There are several options for flea and tick prevention that help protect your pet from potential diseases and illnesses.

For more information visit avma.org

*all product listed require a prescription*



Canines

Frontline Gold: Small amount of liquid that is applied to the back. Good for 1 month.

 - May start applying at 8 weeks

 - Minimum of 5lbs

Bravecto 1-month: once a month chew

 - May start giving at 8 weeks.

 - Minimum of 4.4lbs

Bravecto 3-Month: once every 3 months chew.

 - May start giving at 6 months

 - Minimum of 4.4lbs

 - Our most popular option!


Felines

Frontline Gold: Small amount of liquid that is applied to the back. Good for 1 month.

 - May start giving at 8 weeks of age

 - Minimum of 1.5lbs

Bravecto 3-Month topical: small amount of liquid applied to the back

 - May start giving at 6 months of age


Heartworm and Flea Prevention Combo

*all products listed require a prescription*

Canines and Felines

Revolution: small amount of liquid applied to the back. Good for 1 month.

 - May give to puppies at 6 weeks of age and must be 5lbs+

 - May give to kittens at 8 weeks of age and must be 5lbs

*for more information about parasite prevention, visit avma.org*


Rainy River Veterinary Hospital, Inc.

Address

900 3rd Ave
International Falls, MN 56649

Phone

218-285-7044

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday  

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday  

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday  

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday  

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Friday  

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday  

Closed

Sunday  

Closed

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