Vaccinations

Why Should I Vaccinate My Pet?

People with indoor or isolated pets might think that they don’t need to have their pets vaccinated, but that’s not true. Your pet can come across deadly germs by simply coming in contact with the environment, with insects, or with other animals that get into your yard. These deadly diseases have multiple ways of spreading, and the only way to protect your pet is to have him vaccinated.

When Should I Have My Pet Vaccinated?

Puppies and kittens are born with immunity they get from their mother, and continue with it as long as they drink mother’s milk. As soon as they’re weaned, the immunity fades. This is when you should begin vaccinating your pet. Juvenile pets need a series of three or four vaccinations in their first year of life to build up immunity. After that, your pet will need booster shots every one to three years, depending on the type of vaccine.

What Vaccines Does My Pet Need?

Vaccines come in two varieties: core and non-core. Core vaccines are those that every animal needs, like those for rabies, distemper, and kennel cough. Non-core vaccines are only given to pets that need them, according to their environment or lifestyle. For instance, if your dog spends a lot of time in the woods, we might suggest a vaccine against Lyme disease.

 

Vaccines that we offer:

Dogs: Rabies- 1 or 3 year, DHPP (Distemper/Parvo)- 1 or 3 year, Bordetella- every 6 months, Leptospirosis

-depending on lifestyle: Flu Vaccine, Rattlesnake vaccine

 

Cats: Rabies, FVRCP (feline distemper)- 1 or 3 year, Feline Leukemia

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