Protect your pet's health by keeping them up to date on their vaccinations.
Animal vaccinations are of two categories – core vaccines and non-core vaccines. Core vaccines are the ones that are recommended for all pets, regardless of whether they are indoor or outdoor pets. They prevent common and harmful pet diseases. Non-core vaccines are the ones recommended for your pet, depending on your pet’s lifestyle and the region where they live.
It is essential to vaccinate your pet because certain diseases like rabies have no cure and can cause death. And feline herpes is a highly contagious respiratory disease.
What vaccines do my dogs and cats need?
Core and non-core vaccines for cats and dogs are different. Depending on your pet’s lifestyle, health, and age, our staff at Aurora North Pet Clinic will be able to guide you on what vaccines should be given to your pet and at what age.
Kittens & Cats
Puppies & Dogs
Most vaccines are given to your pet between the ages of 6 weeks to 3 months. Some types of diseases require multiple shots earlier to prevent future health problems. After that, regular boosters are required to keep their immunity intact, usually every 1 to 3 years, depending on the type of vaccine and the kind of pet. If you have adopted an older pet, and are unsure about the vaccinations, you can bring your pet over any time to our clinic for the vaccines to be administered no matter what your pet’s age.
Our vets will give you a vaccination schedule to help track your pet’s vaccination needs. If some vaccinations are not given, it can lead to health complications. For example, parvo causes severe vomiting and bloody diarrhea, canine hepatitis causes liver damage, and feline leukemia destabilizes the immune system and can cause cancer.
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