Vaccinations against contagious and deadly diseases (such as rabies, canine parvovirus, canine distemper, canine bordetella, feline leukemia, feline panleukopenia, and other serious diseases) are important to protect your pet’s health. Vaccination type and frequency of inoculation may vary based on your pet’s age and medical condition. Please discuss a suitable vaccination plan with your pet’s veterinarian at its annual wellness exam. A schedule of recommended vaccinations can be found below.
Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies before a license will be issued. A person keeping a dog or cat in the Department’s jurisdiction that is older than four months of age must have the dog or cat vaccinated against rabies and revaccinate the animal each year or every three years with an approved three-year vaccine. Failure to vaccinate or license a dog or cat may result in fines or penalties.
The Department offers low-cost vaccinations for dogs and cats and provides mobile vaccination and microchip clinics each spring and summer in communities throughout our service area (shown below).
It is very important that you maintain current vaccinations for your pet’s health and well-being. Animals can become exposed to sick animals through contact between yard fencing, at parks, or other places of congregation. Ensuring that your pet’s health is protected will eliminate or reduce potential medical expenses and your family’s worry over an ill pet.