As pet owners, we do everything possible to ensure our furry companions live a long and healthy life. Aside from providing your pet love and proper care, bringing them to our animal hospital for preventative services is essential. When you get your pets the vaccines they need, you're ensuring serious conditions do not negatively impact their health and wellness. At Randolph Animal Hospital in Randolph, we provide an array of pet care services, including pet vaccinations.


Importance of Pet Vaccinations

There are many deadly diseases that pets are susceptible to that spread easily. Vaccines not only protect your pets, but they protect you and the community as a whole. Vaccines are proven to be an effective method for keeping your pet safe, with little to no side effects. During a pet wellness exam, pets are often vaccinated as part of routine care. It only takes a few minutes, and your pet will be set up for maximum protection.

Frequency of Vaccines

Cats and dogs should begin a vaccination schedule around 6-8 weeks of age. They need this protection early in life because their immune systems are not fully developed. The initial round of vaccines is spread about 3-4 weeks apart until your pet reaches about 16 weeks of age. Adult pets also need booster vaccines every 1-3 years, depending on the given type. Boosters help ensure the effectiveness of the vaccine remains intact.

What Vaccines Does My Cat or Dog Need? 

Vaccines can be broken down into two types: core and non-core. Core vaccines are needed for all pets, while non-core vaccines depend on lifestyle and medical history. The core vaccines for dogs include rabies, distemper,  canine parvovirus, and canine hepatitis. For cats, they include rabies, feline distemper, feline calicivirus, and feline herpesvirus.  

Should you have any questions about the timing of vaccines or which one your pet needs, we're always just a phone call or visit away. We make it easy for you to keep your pets up to date with their vaccines, so they are never put at risk.

Call Our Veterinary Team for Your Pet's Next Exam in Randolph, MA

Vaccines are a great way to help your pet stay healthy and happy. At Randolph Animal Hospital, our veterinarians will create a vaccine schedule for your pet. In addition to vaccinations, we also offer other services designed for preventative health care needs, including annual wellness visits and dental cleanings, which will keep your furry friend feeling good year-round. Call our animal hospital today to make an appointment.


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