At the Midwest Veterinary Clinic of Fulton, MO, we place a high priority on preventive animal healthcare services. These include regular physical and dental checkups, good nutrition, weight management, parasite control, and vaccinations. An essential part of effective preventive animal health care is the vaccination of dogs and cats. We provide a full schedule of both the core and recommended vaccinations of dogs and cats to ensure that they stay happy, healthy, and fit throughout their lives.
Why Vaccination Of Dogs And Cats Is Important
Vaccines for humans as well as pets are designed to prevent illness caused by specific diseases that are likely to be encountered in a lifetime. Many of the diseases common to dogs and cats can also be transmitted to humans and to other animals. They can cause sickness, disability, and death. Preventing disease with vaccinations is much less costly than treating a disease once it has developed. Vaccination of dogs and cats is a safe and affordable investment in the health of your pet.
Core And Recommended Vaccination Of Dogs And Cats
Dogs and cats are equally at risk from some types of disease, while other diseases are specific to the animal. Therefore, the vaccines given to dogs and cats are different, except for the rabies vaccine. Core vaccinations are given to all animals, while others are highly recommended, depending on the health history and lifestyle of the pet.
Core Vaccinations For Dogs
Recommended For Dogs
- Canine influenza
Core Vaccinations For Cats
- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia (FVRCP)
Recommended For Cats
- Feline leukemia
The Vaccination Schedule
Vaccination of dogs and cats is completed in stages over a period of time, beginning at between six to eight weeks of age for both cats and dogs. Boosters are then administered every three to four weeks until your pet is fully vaccinated. They may also receive an annual booster shot.
The law requires that rabies vaccinations be given to both dogs and cats beginning at 14 to 16 weeks and then again in one year. Afterward, they may need a rabies booster every three years.
Preventive animal healthcare, including vaccination of dogs and cats, is always available at the Midwest Veterinary Clinic of Fulton, MO. To schedule an appointment for your pet to get their shots or for any other medical need, contact us using our online form and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.
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