The team at El Gato Veterinary Hospital wants your pets to stay happy and healthy for their entire life and the most important thing you can do when their young is get them vaccinated with core vaccines against diseases that can cause serious damage and even death. In addition to that, sticking with a pet vaccination schedule throughout their entire life will ensure that they’re always able to fight diseases when coming in contact with them.

There are two types of pet vaccination options you’ll need to consider, core vaccines are required to keep your pets safe. Core canine vaccines are Rabies, Canine Hepatitis, Canine Distemper, and Parvovirus. Core feline vaccines are Feline Herpes Virus and Calicivirus, Feline Panleukopenia, and Rabies. Our vets recommend you stay on schedule with these vaccines throughout their entire life. You’ll also want to discuss non-core vaccines with our veterinarians, they may recommend some of them for your pets depending on location, lifestyle, and age. 

Vaccines are key to keeping your pets healthy when they are young. Your pets should be started with their vaccine scheduling at a very young age, usually around 6-8 weeks old. Both puppies and kittens are protected from mother’s immunities up to this point, but once they wean off, they will need to start building their own immunities.

Vaccines work by creating immunities for your pets by stimulating their immune system to build up resistance. Building these immunities over time, starting when they’re young, will help them avoid serious illness when they come into contact with the disease. It’s important to keep up with vaccines annually, or as your doctor sees fit.

If you have any questions about our pet vaccination schedule, please contact us today. A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.