Pet Vaccinations

Vaccinating your dog or cat protects him or her against a wide variety of infectious diseases. At St. Paul Pet Hospital, we work to customize pet vaccinations to individual patient needs. However, there are a number of vaccines that are recommended for all pets, which are also referred to as "core" vaccinations. Other vaccines are considered "lifestyle" and are dependent on your pet's exposure to other animals and travel tendencies. For informational purposes, we have compiled a timeline of important pet vaccinations for your puppy, kitten, or adult pet. Please note that this vaccination schedule may vary based on your veterinarian’s specific recommendations.

Pet Vaccinations in St. Paul: Dog running with ball


6-8 Weeks
10 to 12 Weeks
14-16 Weeks
6 months
1 Year Later
Recommended Tests
6-8 Weeks
  • 1st Distemper-Hepatitis-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus (booster in 3 weeks)
  • Coronavirus (booster in 3 weeks)
  • 1st Bordetella (kennel cough, booster in 3 weeks)
  • Strongid-T (dewormer, booster in 3 weeks)
  • Start Heartworm & Flea/Tick Preventative
10 to 12 Weeks
  • 2nd DHPP (booster in 3 weeks)
  • Coronavirus (last one)
  • Bordetella (booster yearly)
  • Strongid-T (last one)
14-16 Weeks
  • 3rd DHPP (booster in 1 year)
  • Rabies (booster in 1 year)
6 months
  • Start ProHeart
  • Weight Check
1 Year Later
  • Distemper (booster in 3 years)
  • Parvo (booster in 3 years)
  • Fecal every 6 months
  • Heartworm Test annually
  • Add lyme vaccine annually
  • Add Lepto vaccine Annually
  • Comprehensive blood work annually (Chem, CBC , Lytes)
Recommended Tests
  • Intestinal Parasite Exam (fecal)
  • Heartworm Antigen Test

Talk to your veterinarian about what vaccinations your dog may need.

Pet Vaccinations in St. Paul: Sitting cat


8 Weeks
12 Weeks
1 Year Later
Recommended Tests
8 Weeks
  • 1st Feline Distemper-Upper Respiratory Vaccination (booster in 3-4 weeks)
  • 1st Feline Leukemia Vaccination (booster in 3-4 weeks)
  • Strongid-T (dewormer, booster in 3-4 weeks)
12 Weeks
  • 2nd Feline Distemper-Upper Respiratory Vaccination (booster in 1 year)
  • 2nd Feline Leukemia Vaccination (booster in 1 year)
  • Feline Rabies Vaccination (booster in 1 year)
  • Strongid-T (dewormer)
  • FELV/FIV Test
1 Year Later
  • Feline Distemper-Upper Respiratory Booster (booster in 1 year)
  • Feline Leukemia Booster (booster in 1 year)
  • Feline Rabies Vaccination (booster in 3 years)
Recommended Tests
  • Intestinal Parasite Exam (fecal)
  • Feline Heartworm test (annually)
  • Comprehensive blood work annually (Chem, CBC , Lytes)
  • Fecal exam for intestinal parasites (Every 6 months)

"I felt that Dr. Eric answered all my questions and offered all necessary information on vaccines and general care. He provided background information and details. I never felt rushed."

-Carol M.

"We love St. Paul pet hospital!"

-Marjorie O.

“St. Paul Vet is amazing. The office/vet staff are caring and obviously love animals. I recommend Melinda to everyone looking for a great caring vet!”

-Christie Z.

“Ono loves coming to the Vet and everyone takes great care of her! The staff is friendly and very helpful. ”


“I live in Irvine Park, very near downtown, and first came to St. Paul Vet because it was close. Continued bringing my cat because I am comfortable with this clinic and its vets and staff.”

-Rita W.

“I just moved to the area from Portland Maine and it’s such a pleasure to find a great vet clinic in my new city. Thank you!”

-Erin V.

“I am very grateful to have found you! I feel like my pup in finally in good, competent hands. Thank you.”

-Gretchen T.

“Thank you so much for the compassionate, thorough and professional care. We couldn’t be happier.”

-Melissa K.

“Great clinic. I transferred her to this clinic because I recently moved to St. Paul. The most professional clinic I’ve ever been in.”

- Kelly S.

“Our young Pitbulls are prone to skin issues and Dr. Melinda is a wizard regarding such conditions. We’re forever grateful for the expertise and care that St. Paul Pet Hospital provides. Thank you for being amazing!"

– Ty B.

“Excellent new puppy first visit. Many questions answered throughly and patiently.”

– Shari D.

“We had a great experience! The reviews we read online prior to our visit definitely lived up to their expectations!”

– Chelsey T.

“I wish my own Dr called me 48 hours after my appointment to see how I was doing! Super impressed with that!”

– Emily J.

“I drive all the way from Blaine. But because of the care that Ruby receives from everyone in the office, I don’t mind the drive at all!”

– Kathi H.

“We couldn’t be happier with your service. You’re close, priced appropriately, cheerful staff and surrounding. Keep up the good work.”

– Gene N.


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