Vaccinations are an important part of maintaining your pet’s health. As your veterinarian, we are your resource for pet vaccinations. Our team can help you understand which vaccinations are best for your pet, and we can administer those vaccinations safely and effectively. We can also keep track of when your pet will need further vaccinations, so you never have to worry about missing one.
What are Vaccinations?
Designed to trigger an immune response, pet vaccinations work in much the same way as human vaccinations do. They cause your pet’s body to develop immunity to whatever disease the vaccination targets. With the proper vaccinations, your pet should be able to fight off many of the common diseases that are so dangerous and potentially deadly to pets.
Core vaccinations are the pet vaccinations that most dogs or cats should get from their veterinarian. These vaccinations protect against diseases that almost all pets may be exposed to. They include:
Dog Core Vaccinations
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine hepatitis
Cat Core Vaccinations
- Panleukopenia (feline distemper)
- Feline herpes virus Type I (rhinotracheitis)
- Feline calicivirus
Non-core vaccinations are immunizations that may be necessary depending on your pet's potential exposure. For example, the bordetella vaccine is suitable for dogs and cats that frequent kennels, as they face a higher risk of encountering the disease in such environments. If your pet is not undergoing boarding, it is likely that the vaccine is unnecessary. Another example is the canine influenza vaccine, which is considered non-core. Dogs in frequent contact with other dogs, such as those in boarding facilities, may find value in this vaccination. Consult your veterinarian to receive guidance on which non-core vaccinations are advisable for your pet.
Contact us today to ensure your pet is updated with their latest vaccinations!