Vaccinations are the number one way you can protect your beloved family member from serious infectious disease that were once responsible for the death of many dogs and cats. Vaccinations prepare your pet for exposure to certain viruses and bacteria so when exposed, the immune system can destroy the invaders before your pet’s body becomes overwhelmed. Our veterinarians tailor a vaccine protocol for your pet based on his or her lifestyle. Vaccine schedules are balanced to provide needed protection while not over-vaccinating your pet.
During the first few months of a pet’s life, a series of vaccinations for both puppies and kittens is necessary. Sometime between the age of six and 20 weeks, the maternal antibodies disappear and the puppy’s or kitten’s immune system begins functioning on its own. For this reason, vaccination every 3 to 4 weeks is considered the safest way to ensure protection for your young pet.