Getting your pet vaccinated is an important part of responsible pet ownership. At Curbside Veterinary Clinic, our vet staff is here to help make your pet vaccination schedule as seamless and simple as possible!
Core Pet Vaccines for Dogs and Cats
Core vaccines are considered the essential vaccines all pets need. This is due to factors like the potential severity of the disease a vaccine protectsagainst, the likelihood of exposure, or even the potenetial of a disease to pass from animals to humans.
Core vaccines for dogs include:
- Canine hepatitis
Core vaccines for cats include:
- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia (FVRCP)
Depending on factors individual to you and your pet, our vet team may also recommend that your animal receives certain non-core vaccines. These vaccines aren’t considered mandatory but may be essential to your pet’s health and lifestyle, depending on their potential risk profile. Non-core vaccines include feline leukemia for cats and Leptospirosis/Bordetella (kennel cough) and canine influenza for dogs.
We typically recommend Pet Vaccines for puppies and kittens at ages 8, 12, and 16 weeks. Our veterinarian team is happy to sit down with you and discuss the most appropriate vaccination packages for your pet.
The Benefits of Pet Vaccines
Did you know that getting your dog or cat vaccinated against rabies by the time they’re three months old is required by law in the state of Connecticut? Of course, staying in compliance with state regulations isn’t the only benefit to having your animals properly vaccinated! Pet Vaccines are also beneficial because they:
- Significantly reduce your pet’s risk of preventable and potentially deadly diseases
- Protect your family against certain diseases that can be passed from animals to humans
- Allow your pets access to boarding and grooming facilities that have vaccination requirements
- Save resources like time, energy, and money—since preventing disease is less expensive and easier than treating disease
Vaccines are overwhelmingly safe and effective against preventive diseases that could otherwise cause significant harm, stress, and potentially life-threatening complications. Call us at 844-VET-2-PET (838-2738) Call Us Today to schedule an appointment with a Curbside veterinarian today!