Cornerstone Veterinary Clinic

81 Davison Ct
Lockport, NY 14094

(716)433-8670

www.cornerstoneveterinaryclinic.com

Vaccinations   

Regular vaccinations are one of the key elements of good preventive health care for dogs and cats. Vaccines are designed to provide disease protection for a limited amount of time, often 1 to 3 years. When administered by your veterinarian, vaccines provide cost-effective protection against infectious and contagious diseases for both pets and people. No single vaccine program will be ideal for every pet in every situation, and that’s why we will work on an individualized basis with you and your pet to make sure they are getting just what they need to remain healthy. Vaccinations are generally accompanied by doctor consultation and examination to ensure your pet is healthy enough for the vaccines. We will keep you up to date when your pets will be due for booster vaccinations during their adult years. Additionally, we recommend that all dogs and cats be placed on a monthly parasite preventative and be tested annually for parasites.

Puppy and Kitten Vaccinations

Puppies and kittens receive important nutrients and antibodies from their mothers’ milk while they are nursing. However, once they are weaned, this passive form of protection is lost. It is at this point in their life that a vaccination program should be started. Kittens and puppies often require an initial vaccination with follow-up booster shots to ensure they are well protected against diseases. Vaccination is particularly critical in young animals that have naive immune systems. Vaccination typically starts at 6-8 weeks of age and the puppy and kitten series is completed around 16 weeks of age.

Vaccines that we offer for dogs

DA2PPV - Canine Distemper Virus, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza Virus

DA2PPV+L4 - Canine Distemper Virus, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza Virus + Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis 4

Lyme

Bordetella Oral - Kennel Cough

Rabies 1yr or 3yr

Vaccines that we off for cats

FVRCP - Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia (Feline Distemper)

FeLV - Feline leukemia

Rabies

Purevax Rabies 1yr 

 

Rabbit Vaccinations
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, also known as Viral Hemorrhagic Disease (VHD), is caused by a Calicivirus that is highly contagious. All of these cases in New York State have been discovered in domestic rabbits. The disease was brought to this state by an infected rabbit from the West Coast. Clinical signs of this disease are bleeding from the mouth, eyes, and nose, seizures and/or death without any signs of illness.

This virus can survive for very long periods in the environment, as long as 100 days. The virus can be brought into your home on the bottom of your shoes as well as by your other pets that have walked through infected areas. Once in your home the virus can infect your susceptible pet rabbits. 

The best line of defense against this threat to your pet rabbit is to limit exposure to wild rabbits by not placing your rabbit in outside playpens, even if vaccinated. If introducing new rabbits into your household, quarantine the new rabbit for a period of 2 - 6 weeks. We recommend vaccinating your rabbit with the Medgene vaccine, RHD2. This is an experimental vaccine that requires 2 vaccine 3 weeks apart for the initial series and then repeating this annually.

If you have any further question or concerns, do not hesitate to call the clinic to speak to one of our staff members.