Pet Vaccinations Paired with Wellness Care
When you bring your pet into our veterinary hospital for essential pet vaccinations, we make sure they’re well taken care of. Vaccinations protect against dangerous, potentially lethal, and highly contagious animal diseases. Some of these, like rabies and leptospirosis, can even be contracted to humans. We take veterinary care for our patients in Hermitage and surrounding communities seriously. That’s why for every wellness visit, we include “core” vaccinations to defend against the most threatening bacterial and viral diseases that affect cats and dogs. Additionally, we provide vaccination from feline leukemia and Bordetella (kennel cough) to give our four-legged friends optimal protection.
“Core” vaccinations we provide:
- DHLPP protects dogs from four diseases every dog should receive protection from, plus leptospirosis, since it’s a threat in our area.
- FVRCP gives cats needed protection from three highly contagious diseases.
Vaccinations for Optimal Protection:
- Dogs who are boarded should receive vaccination against Bordetella, which is bacterial upper respiratory infection.
- Cats who go outside should be vaccinated against feline leukemia (FELV). Males who roam are at the greatest risk of contraction, but any cat who goes outside is at risk.
When You Should Bring Your Pet in for Necessary Vaccinations
Puppies and kittens are susceptible to diseases because their growing bodies are still building immunities. As they nurse, they receive antibodies, but as they start to wean, around four weeks old, puppies and kittens become vulnerable to infections. A general timeline to keep in mind for your pet’s vaccination schedule:
- Vaccinations are necessary to strengthen young pet’s immune systems, so a series should be started between six and eight weeks old.
- To further ensure protection, we recommend boosters given every 3-4 weeks after initial vaccines.
- Depending on how active your adult pet is and how often they’re around other animals, we may recommend maintenance vaccines either every one or three years. ny cat who goes outside is at risk.
Schedule your pet’s wellness visit today, so we can perform a full physical, check on underlying issues, and update or start essential protection. Please contact for more information about veterinary vaccinations and how we keep pets safe and cared for.