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Cortland County SPCA Says March is National Pet Vaccination Month


The Cortland County SPCA is reminding all pet owners that the month of March is National Pet Vaccination month and to make sure you keep your pet up to date on their vaccinations. The SPCA says vaccinations are vital for keeping pets healthy and safe from preventable diseases.

The SPCA has provided details on when pets should receive certain vaccinations. Specifics for both cats and dogs can be found below:

For Cats:

  • 6-8 weeks old – FVRCP, Dewormer, FelV/FIV Test
  • 9-11 weeks old – FVRCP Booster & Dewormer
  • 12-14 weeks old – FVRCP Boosters, Rabies Vaccine & Dewormer
  • Annually for cats – FVRCP Booster & Rabies Vaccine

For Dogs:

  • 6-8 weeks old – DHPP, Bordetella & Dewormer
  • 9-11 weeks old – DHPP Booster & Dewormer
  • 12-14 weeks old – DHPP Booster, Rabies Vaccine & Dewormer
  • Annually for dogs – DHPP Booster & Rabies Vaccine

Happening tomorrow for Cortland County residents, is a free rabies vaccination clinic hosted by the Cortland County Health Department at the County Office Building Gymnasium at 60 Central Ave.

The clinic is taking place from 6 to 8 pm with time slots still available in the 7pm hour. Pre-registration is required for the event and those who do register are asked not to arrive more than 10 minutes before their scheduled appointment time.

Vaccines will be given to dogs, cats, and ferrets 3 months or older. Prior proof of vaccination is asked if the animal has been vaccinated before. If no proof is given, a 1 year certificate will be provided instead of the 3 year. All animals must be leashed or caged at all times.

Residents who have more than one animal they’d like to vaccinate must make an appointment per animal. To register, click HERE.

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