Maintain the proper cat or dog vaccination schedule for the protection of your pet

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  • 25 Nov 23

The greatest thing you can do to ensure the joy and well-being of your dog or cat is to guard them safe from major illnesses that can even be fatal. Immunizations are lifesaving. Although each dog and cat has different immunization requirements, there are some general rules you may go by to make sure your furry companion remains up to date. The most effective way to keep an accurate cat or dog vaccination schedule is to set routine meetings with your vets. Your veterinarian can determine which specific vaccinations your cat or dog requires.

Immunizations produce antibodies. They support your pet's immune system in fending off contagious illnesses that could harm their health. A disease-causing organism is given to your dog or cat during vaccination. His or her immunity is stimulated and given guidance on how to fight against those ailments in the coming years.

While there is no 100% protection against disease, the appropriate immunizations can help your pet fend off infections or heal from illnesses much more quickly.

Immunizations for Puppies and Dogs

In India, puppies should have the following core vaccinations: rabies, parvovirus, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and distemper. Viral illnesses are the cause of parvo, distemper, and hepatitis, which are all deadly. These illnesses spread swiftly if treatment is not received and can even cause death.

  • Distemper is a highly contagious viral disease that has no known treatment for pets. The eyes, nose, airways, and lungs are all impacted by the infection. It can potentially overwhelm a dog or cat's immunity and damage the brain.
  • Rabies is a fatal virus that infects cats and dogs and is contracted by coming into touch with the saliva of a pet that has been infected.  Dogs or cats that have rabies often exhibit strong aggressiveness and have a high propensity to infect other animals.
  • Parvovirus is a highly contagious and potentially lethal virus. When a pet consumes the excrement of an infected animal, the illness is spread to other animals. This can happen if the pet hunts an infected animal or consumes the virus from the surroundings. If an animal tests positive for the virus, many of them will perish.
  • Infectious Hepatitis in Dogs: Hepatitis is a virus-related illness which harms dogs' livers. signs can include bleeding, fever, and loss of thirst and hunger. In general, it spreads by coming into touch with infected or diseased faces, saliva, or urine. A few examples of non-core vaccines for puppies are the Kennel Cough vaccine (Bacilla Bordetella or Canine Parainfluenza virus, Canine Coronavirus CCV, Leptospirosis (Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae, Leptospira Canicola bacterin vaccine), Lyme, Girdia, etc.
  • Bordetella is a highly contagious respiratory disease that affects both cats and dogs. The windpipe and airways enlarge as a result of the bacterial cause.
  • Biting a tick that has been infected can result in the transmission of the bacterial infection known as Lyme disease.
  • Leptospirosis is A bacterial disease that is very infectious and can cause serious illness in animals. Warm, moist soil or water is home to the bacteria.  They spread using an infected animal's urine, which can seep into the ground or water and endure for several months.
Vaccines Types Age
DhPPi/ Lepto Primary 45 days
DhPPi/ Lepto Booster 1 After 1 month
DhPPi/ Lepto Booster 2 After 1 month
DhPPi/ Lepto Annual After 1 year
Corona Primary 60 days
Corona Booster  After 1 month
Corona Annual After 1 year
Anti rabies Primary 60 days
Anti rabies Booster  After 1 month
Anti rabies Annual After 1 year
Kennel cough Primary 1 month
Kennel cough Annual After 1 year


Deworming schedule:

Once in 15 days till three months of age

Once a month from 3 to 6 months of age

Once in 3 months after 6 months of age

For Adult Dogs:

DHPP: Following the first-year booster dose, once every three years

Rabies: After the first-year booster shot, once every three years

Leptospirosis: Each year following the first year of booster shots

If the vet advises your dog, administer a booster shot of Bordetella every year following the first year.

Vaccines for Cats:

The core vaccines in the cat vaccination schedule in India include FVRCP (also known as the feline distemper vaccine which defends against three feline viruses: rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia.). Rabies is another important vaccine that should not be missed by the kittens.

The non-core vaccines cover Bordetella, Chlamydophila, and Feline leukaemia (FeLV). Adult cats and kittens require various immunization schedules.

The most prevalent infectious disease in cats that weakens their immune systems is called feline leukaemia. It may also lead to other fatal illnesses. Cats can contract feline leukemia by coming into touch with the saliva or nasal discharge of an affected cat.

Age Vaccination Type
90 days PCHR Primary
After 1 month PCHR Booster
After 12 months PCHR Annual


Deworming schedule:

Once a month till 3 months of age

One in 3 months after 3 months of age

By maintaining up-to-date immunization records, the veterinarians at CGS can assist you in shielding your dog or cat against a variety of dangerous illnesses and conditions.