Why does my dog or cat need to be vaccinated?

Pet vaccinations

All vaccinations share the common goal of prevention of suffering for your pet and minimizing the time they need to be at the vet for sick visits.

Passion for pets and their people...

Which vaccines does my pet need?

All healthy dogs and cats should receive core vaccines

Core vaccines are recommended for all healthy pets, regardless of lifestyle. In some cases your veterinarian may recommend non-core vaccines for the health of your dog or cat.

Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus and Rabies.

Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia and Rabies.

Some non-core vaccines may be recommended for dogs and cats based on their lifestyle.

Irish Setter and a grey and white cat affectionately touching their heads together.

Vaccinations are one of the easiest ways TO prevent disease!

Vaccines are specific to each animal and geographic location

Dog and cat vaccines have been developed out of significant health and economic impact. Therefore, many vaccines protect against life threatening, devastating diseases while others protect against less severe but very common diseases.

Puppies and Kittens

All puppies and kittens should start their vaccinations early

6 to 8 weeks old is a good time to begin a regimen of vaccinations with the expectations that some will need to be boosted every 3 weeks until they are at least 16 weeks old.

It’s important to note that socialization is acceptable as long as the other pet is healthy and vaccinated.

Puppy laying on top of a kitten under a blanket.

Dr. Gifford is always willing to take the time to dig a little deeper into an explanation or suggestion when I ask, and the fact that he takes the time to personally call and review any test results with me is greatly appreciated. I can’t see myself going anywhere else.

Josh & Mila

your pet's safety is priority

Consulting our veterinarian can provide specific insights tailored to your pet’s needs and lifestyle, ensuring the most suitable vaccination regimen for their well-being.

Scroll to Top