Pet Vaccinations

One of the most important aspects of owning a pet is keeping them healthy with preventive care. The Veterinary Surgery’s mission is to do the same, which is why we offer pet vaccinations for our patients. Vaccines help protect pets from a number of potentially fatal viruses and diseases. Our vets recommend that your four-legged friend be vaccinated on a regular basis in order to have the most comprehensive coverage possible.

Pet vaccination schedules for adult and senior pets vary and are dependent on a number of factors including breed, activity level, health status, and lifestyle. We can customize a schedule for your pet during his or her wellness appointments. Below is a list of the pet vaccines that we generally recommend for cats and dogs.

Pet Vaccinations in Doha

Recommended Vaccinations for Cats/Kittens

We recommend that kittens receive their first series of vaccinations at 6 weeks of age, with the following boosters during the first year:

6-8 weeks:

  • 1st booster of Fel-O-Vax (includes panleukopenia, calicivirus, feline rhinotracheitis [flu], and chlamydia)

10-12 weeks:

  • 2nd booster of Fel-O-Vax
  • 1st booster of Fel-O-Leukemia

14-16 weeks:

  • 3rd booster of Fel-O-Vax
  • 2nd booster of Fel-O-Leukemia
  • 2nd booster of anti-rabies vaccine

When this vaccination series is completed, your kitten will be vaccinated on an annual basis for the three vaccines listed above—all at one time—except for cats that showed a reaction after the anti-rabies vaccines. For those cats, the anti-rabies vaccine will be injected several weeks after the annual vaccinations.

Recommended Vaccinations for Dogs/Puppies:

We recommend that puppies receive their first series of vaccinations at 6-8 weeks of age, with the following boosters during the first year:

6-8 weeks:

  • 1st booster of distemper (includes parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, and leptospirosis)

10-12 weeks

  • 2nd booster of distemper
  • 1st booster of kennel cough (optional, but required if boarding or grooming at our hospital)

14-16 weeks

  • 3rd booster of distemper
  • 2nd booster of kennel cough
  • 2nd booster of anti-rabies vaccine

When this series of vaccinations has been completed, your puppy will be vaccinated annually for the three vaccines listed above—all at one time—except for dogs that suffered a reaction after the anti-rabies vaccines. For those dogs, the anti-rabies vaccine will be injected at a later time, several weeks after the annual vaccinations.

Vaccinations are a vital step toward keeping your pet healthy and happy. Schedule your pet’s vaccinations at The Veterinary Surgery in Doha today!