Routine and Lifestyle Pet Vaccinations
When it comes to providing protection from disease, vaccines are just as effective for humans as they are for pets. Pet vaccinations are designed with your companion’s specific needs in mind, and keep them safe from such viruses/diseases as rabies, distemper, influenza, leukemia, and more. Of course, just as our risk of exposure to certain diseases varies depending on our lifestyle, so too do our pets’ risks vary. That’s why we create special pet vaccination protocols that are unique to each patient here at Town & Country Veterinary Clinic in Marinette.
Our animal hospital carries all of the vaccines your canine or feline companion needs to live their healthiest life and be safe from disease, no matter where they are or what they’re doing. You know how easy it is for your pet to get into things they shouldn’t, so it’s up to you (and us) to protect them from any diseases with which they might come into contact.
Canine and Feline Vaccines
Both dogs and cats benefit greatly from core and non-core pet vaccinations. For puppies and kittens, we start with the distemper vaccine when they’re 6-8 weeks old, and administer a booster shot every 3-4 weeks until they’re 12-16 weeks old. We offer all of the following vaccines:
- Bordetella (kennel cough)
- Canine Influenza
- Feline Distemper
- Feline Leukemia
- Feline Bordetella
Core and Non-Core Vaccines
Core vaccines are essential to your pet’s wellness regimen and include Rabies and Distemper. Non-core vaccines are given according to your pet’s lifestyle and include Bordetella, Lyme, Leptospirosis, Influenza, and Feline Leukemia. We’ll evaluate the following factors to determine which non-core vaccines are necessary for your pet:
- Frequency of travel
- Socialization with other animals
- Current disease/parasite outbreaks in the area
Your Pet’s Vaccine Schedule
Pet vaccinations need to be given annually to remain effective. If you’re not sure what your pet needs and when, we’d be happy to help you out. We’ll ask you about your pet’s life at home, including the places they frequent and if they interact with other cats or dogs (or both). For smaller breeds, we may decide to split your pet’s vaccinations for their safety. If you have any questions about our vaccine policy in Marinette or need to schedule your pet’s vaccinations, call us today at (715) 735-9511.