Pet Vaccinations for a Lifetime of Wellness
Your pet’s health and wellbeing depend on many different factors—some of which you can’t always control. Yet, there are some you can. Many dangerous diseases are preventable with pet vaccinations. At Little Seneca Animal Hospital in Germantown, we offer the most current core and non-core vaccines that keep your pet happy and healthy for years to come.
Core and Non-core Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats
Vaccinations are administered first as a series to puppies and kittens to establish a foundational immunity. Typically, we give the first vaccination at about 8 weeks old, with a booster every 3-4 weeks until 12 weeks of age. After the initial series, annual or tri-annual boosters are needed to ensure the immunity remains effective.
Depending on your pet’s lifestyle, they may receive only core or a combination of core and non-core vaccinations. Due to the high tick population where we're located, Lyme disease is recommended for dogs regardless of lifestyle. The non-core vaccines for dogs are recommended for those who are particularly active outdoors and sociable (visiting kennels, groomers, dog parks, etc.). Similarly, only outdoor cats require the FeLV vaccine and annual testing.
For more information about pet vaccinations and the frequency of boosters, contact us today or ask us at your next appointment!