Vaccinations are an important part of your pets preventive care and wellness and can protect your pet against deadly infectious diseases. We do however, recognize that not all pets share the same lifestyles, risks, and exposures. For most pets, routine vaccinations start around the age of 6 to 8 weeks old and continue regularly throughout adulthood. Core vaccines are those that are considered to be essential to protect a population of animals from a known risk of infectious diseases. Necessary vaccines depend on local regulations, geographic location, and your pet’s lifestyle. Other vaccines may be recommended based on a variety of factors such as age, travel, boarding or other exposures that may put your pets at risk. We follow recommended guidelines from the AAHA, AAFP, and AVMA on vaccinations for your pets and will discuss your their specific needs and help you to decide which vaccines they should have.
The American Veterinary Medical Association statement on ensuring your pets protection:
"For most pets, vaccination is effective in preventing future disease or
decreasing the severity clinical signs. It is important to follow the
vaccination schedule provided by your veterinarian to reduce the
possibility of a gap in protection."
What To Expect After Your Pets Vaccinations
*Always inform your veterinarian if your pet has had prior reactions to any vaccine or medication.*
Pet owners should note that vaccinations are preventative, not curative. A vaccination will prevent/reduce the severity of an illness, but if your pet is already suffering from a disease, a vaccine will not cure them.