Getting Your Pet The Vaccines They Need

All of our pets need vaccines at some point or another in their lives. It will help boost their immune system and allow them to fight off diseases that could be otherwise fatal. However, many people are unaware of when they should get their pets vaccinated. The vaccination schedule can be a bit confusing for some people. Fortunately, we are here to provide you with information on the importance of vaccinations and when you should schedule your pet's next vaccination. North Heights Veterinary Clinic in Appleton, WI has the right resources of vaccines and are excited to share this information with you.


Why Vaccines Are So Important

The most obvious answer is that vaccines can end up saving your pet's life. They will provide your pet with the immunity system boost it needs to fight off diseases. However, there are other reasons that vaccines re incredibly important to other animals that are around your pet. Vaccines can help prevent the spread of various diseases that can develop and be passed on from one animal to another. Some of these diseases include parvo-virus, rabies, and others. Getting your pet vaccinated is doing your part to help protect your pet and the lives of other animals that they may come into contact with.

When Should I Get My Pets Vaccinated?

Here is a list of vaccines that you should get for your cat and dog respectively:

Core Dog Vaccinations

  • Rabies 1 and 3 years
  • Distemper - 3 doses between 8 and 16 weeks.
  • Parvovirus - 3 doses between 8 and 16 weeks
  • Parainfluenza - 8 weeks of age then 3-4 weeks until your puppy is 16 weeks old

Core Cat Vaccinations

  • Rabies - Single dose at 16 weeks of age
  • Feline Distemper - 8 weeks old and then 3-4 weeks until they are 16 weeks of age
  • Calicivirus - 8 weeks old and then 3-4 weeks until they are 16 weeks of age

A Veterinary Expert You Can Trust

One of the most important things that any pet owner can do is to find a veterinary expert that they can trust. This is why you should work with North Heights Veterinary Clinic in Appleton, WI. We always put your pet first whenever they need vaccinations or other medical attention. Our friendly team of pet experts is always here whenever you need us the most. We always look forward to helping your pet reach optimal wellness. Be sure to give us a call today at (920) 739-7816 to schedule an appointment with your friendly veterinarian. We will be more than happy to give your pet the vaccinations that they need in order to live a healthy life.

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