When should my dog be vaccinated?
The immunity that your puppy has at birth starts to disappear between the ages of 6 and 12 weeks. Once this period is up, it's time to begin the first round of vaccinations, which is repeated one a month until your pup is about 3 or 4 month old. After this time period, your dog will receive repeat vaccinations at regular intervals for the rest of its life. If your dog has waited too long in between vaccines, they may have to start the series all over again.
Which vaccinations should my dog receive?
Veterinarians suggest that your dog be vaccinated against most common, highly contagious diseases, and those that cause serious illnesses. These diseases usually include, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Canine Distemper, Canine Tracheobronchitis, and Rabies. Other vaccinations are suggested based on the specific risks to your dog. Click here for more information on your dog’s vaccinations.
How effective are vaccinations?
With any drug treatment or procedure, vaccinations are not 100% guaranteed. When it is used along with proper nutrition and sanitary conditions, your pet has the best defense against disease.
Keep your kitten healthy as it grows
If you want to make sure your cat has a great start at life, getting vaccinations is a sure way to make this happen. Once your kitten is weaned from its mother, it’s your job to make sure the kitten is safe and healthy.
How do vaccines work for your cat?
Vaccines contain small amounts of altered viruses, bacteria and other disease-causing organisms. When your cat is given a vaccination, the vaccine gives your cat’s immune system a boost to protect against disease.
When should my cat get vaccinated?
Your kitten’s immunity begins to decline after 9 weeks. After this time frame, your kitten should receive its first set of vaccinations. You should follow this with a booster after 3 or 4 weeks. Thereafter, your cat will receive repeat vaccinations based on a schedule that your veterinarian can determine.
Which vaccinations should my cat is receiving?
It is recommended that your cat is protected against diseases, which are contagious, most common, and causes serious illness. Some of these diseases are Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calicivirus, Feline Panleukopenia, Rabies, Feline Chlamydophila, Feline Leukemia and more. For a full list of vaccinations and information on each, click here.
Once your cat’s risk factors have been evaluated, your veterinarian will recommend vaccines against specific diseases. These decisions are made based on your cat's lifestyle and interaction with other cats.
Protecting your canine friend
One of the best things you can do for your dog is to make sure him or her is protected against common canine diseases. Your puppy was given immunity from disease from its mother for the first few weeks of his or her life through the milk that she supplied. Once your puppy is no longer getting milk from the mother, it’s up to you. Contact your vet for advice and assistance.
How do vaccines work?
Vaccines are composed of small quantities of altered or “killed” viruses, bacteria or other disease-causing organisms. When your dog is given a vaccine, it stimulates your dog’s immune system to create disease-fighting cells and proteins to protect against disease.
Call today to get the vaccination that your cat or dog needs to remain healthy.