Cat & Dog Vaccinations in St. Paul, MN

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 cat and dog 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 cat and dog vaccinations. Please note that this vaccination schedule may vary based on your veterinarian’s specific recommendations.

dog vaccinations in st paul, mn


  • 1st DHPP (Distemper-Hepatitis-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus, booster in 3-4 weeks)
  • Intranasal Bordetella (kennel cough, booster annually)
  • Strongid-T (dewormer, booster in 3-4 weeks)
  • Fecal exam
  • Start heartworm (Heartgard) and flea/tick preventative (Nexgard)
  • 2nd DHPP (booster in 3-4 weeks)
  • 1st Leptospirosis vaccine (booster in 3-4 weeks)
  • 1st Lyme Disease vaccine (Booster in 3-4 weeks)
  • Strongid-T (dewormer, last one)
  • Fecal exam
  • Heartworm (Heartgard) and flea/tick preventative (Nexgard)
  • 3rd DHPP (booster in 1 year)
  • 2nd Leptospirosis vaccine (booster annually)
  • 2nd Lyme Disease vaccine (booster annually)
  • Rabies (booster in 1 year)
  • Fecal exam
  • Heartworm (Heartgard) and flea/tick preventative (Nexgard)
  • Start ProHeart (given every 6 months to prevent Heartworm disease)
  • Heartworm test
  • Weight check
  • Flea/tick preventative (Bravecto, given every 3 months)
  • DHPP (booster in 3 years)
  • Rabies (booster in 3 years)
  • Bordetella (booster annually)
  • Leptospirosis (booster annually)
  • Lyme Disease (booster annually)
  • Fecal exam (annually)
  • Heartworm test (annually)
  • ProHeart (every 6 months)
  • Flea/Tick Prevention (Bravecto, given every 3 months)
  • Comprehensive blood work annually (Chem/CBC/Lytes)
  • Intestinal Parasite Exam (fecal)
  • Heartworm Antigen Test
  • Comprehensive blood work (Chem/CBC/Lytes)

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

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  • 1st FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis-Panleukopenia-Calicivirus, booster in 3-4 weeks)
  • Strongid-T (dewormer, booster in 3-4 weeks)
  • Fecal exam
  • Heartworm/flea preventative (Revolution)
  • 2nd FVRCP (booster in 3-4 weeks)
  • 1st Feline Leukemia vaccination (booster in 3-4 weeks)
  • Strongid-T (dewormer, booster in 3-4 weeks)
  • Fecal exam
  • FELV/FIV test
  • Heartworm/flea preventative (Revolution)
  • 3rd FVRCP (booster in 1 year)
  • 2nd Feline Leukemia vaccination (booster in 1 year)
  • Rabies vaccination (booster in 1 year)
  • Strongid-T (dewormer, last one)
  • Fecal exam
  • Heartworm/flea preventative (Revolution)
  • FVRCP (booster in 3 years)
  • Feline Leukemia vaccination (booster in 1 year)
  • Rabies vaccination (booster in 1 year)
  • Fecal exam (annually)
  • Heartworm/flea preventative (Revolution, applied once monthly) 
  • Comprehensive blood work annually (Chem/CBC/Lytes)
  • Intestinal Parasite Exam (fecal)
  • Comprehensive blood work (Chem/CBC/Lytes)

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