Pet Vaccinations

One of the most important aspects of owning a pet is keeping them healthy and The Veterinary Surgery in Doha works for the same goal with preventive care. Pet vaccinations prevent a number of potentially fatal viruses and diseases. When a booster series is complete, our vets recommend that your four-legged friend is revaccinated on a regular basis. After all, complete care makes for the healthiest pets.

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. Therefore, we 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: Kitten

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 complete, we vaccinate your kitten 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, we inject the anti-rabies vaccine 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.

Routine pet care is essential with pet vaccinations being a vital step toward keeping your pet healthy and happy. Schedule your pet’s vaccinations at The Veterinary Surgery in Doha today!