Pet Vaccinations Are
Important to Prevent Disease

Beginning when your new pet is about 6 to 8 weeks old, we start to administer vaccinations. Immunization is one of the most important ways to prevent disease. Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital follows vaccination guidelines set by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and leading universities.

We always tailor the vaccinations your pet receives by taking into account his or her lifestyle, how much contact there will be with other animals, places you travel to, and the environment your pet spends the most time in. For example, if your dog loves to be outdoors, we might recommend a preventive vaccine against leptospirosis. If your pet is frequently boarded or attends daycare, a kennel cough vaccine is required.

Core vaccines that help to maintain your dog’s health include:

  • Distemper
  • Parvovirus
  • Hepatitis
  • Rabies

Likewise, core vaccines for cats include:

  • Rabies
  • Feline distemper and upper respiratory viruses
  • Feline leukemia for cats that go outside

Most puppies and kittens require multiple rounds of vaccines at specified intervals to make sure the immune system is enabled to protect against disease. We will design a vaccine protocol that fits your pets needs. Each time you bring your pet in for a visit, we will review his or her individualized records, and vaccine boosters will be given as needed.