Vaccines are an essential part of preventive health care for pets. They help protect against severe and sometimes deadly diseases. WestVets Animal Hospital offers various vaccines to help keep your pet healthy.
Vaccines work by stimulating the body’s immune system to produce antibodies that fight specific diseases, and the antibodies remain in the body and protect against future disease exposure. Most puppies and kittens should start their vaccine series at 6-8 weeks. They will need booster vaccinations every 3-4 weeks until they are 16 weeks old. After that, they will need annual booster vaccinations for most core vaccines.
WestVets Animal Hospital offers a variety of vaccines to help protect your pet, including core and non-core. Core vaccines are recommended for all pets based on their risk of exposure to the disease. Non-core vaccines may be recommended based on your pet’s lifestyle and risk of exposure.
Your pet’s lifestyle and risk of exposure will help determine which vaccines are right for them. WestVets Animal Hospital can provide more information about which vaccines are recommended for your pet.