Pet Vaccinations

Pet vaccinations in Brooklyn help pets maintain immunity to common illnesses and deadly diseases. Getting your pet vaccinated can help extend your pet’s lifespan and improve your pet’s quality of life. Your pet will get his or her first vaccinations early in life. After the first round of vaccinations, your pet may need booster shots later in life. As your pet’s veterinarian in Brooklyn, we’ll help you identify when your pet needs vaccines and boosters, and which kinds of shots will be best for your pet’s needs.

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Benefits of Pet Vaccines From Your Brooklyn Veterinarian

Pet vaccines are good for pets and the community as a whole! Pet vaccines can improve your pet’s quality of life by helping your pet avoid common diseases. Some vaccines, like the rabies vaccine, is important for public safety. In addition, getting your pet vaccinated can help stop the spread of illnesses within the pet community.

Core Vs. Non-Core Vaccines

Core vaccines are the vaccines that are given to all pets, despite their lifestyle and risk factors. Non-core vaccines are only given to pets who are at risk for certain conditions. At Clinton Hill Animal Clinic, we administer both types of vaccines to our pet patients. We understand that many pet owners may not know which types of vaccines are right for their pets, so we help pet owners by talking to them about their pet’s lifestyle factors. We use the information that pet owners give us about their animal friends to make recommendations based on that information.

Cat Vaccines from Your Pet’s Animal Hospital

Cats typically start getting vaccinations when they’re around 6 to 8 weeks old. The core vaccines for cats include:

  • Feline Panleukopenia (distemper)

  • Feline Herpes Virus and Calicivirus (respiratory infections)

  • Rabies

Cat non-core vaccines are the following:

  • Feline Chlamydophila

  • Ringworm

  • Feline Leukemia virus (FeLV)

Many of the non-core vaccinations are helpful for cats who spend a lot of time outdoors. Your pet’s vet will be able to tell you whether or not your cat needs non-core vaccines.

Dog Vaccines from Your Pet’s Animal Hospital

Like cats, dogs get vaccinations starting at about 6 to 8 weeks old. If you have a new puppy, your new pet will need to be vaccinated for the following core diseases:

  • Parvovirus

  • Canine Distemper

  • Rabies

  • Canine Hepatitis

Dogs at risk for some illnesses may need these non-core vaccines:

  • Infectious Bronchitis

  • Lyme Disease

  • Bacterial Blood Infection

Contact Your Pet’s Veterinarian in Brooklyn for Pet Vaccines

At Clinton Hill Animal Clinic in Brooklyn NY, we provide important medical services for pets in the communities of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Williamsburg. By administering medical treatment and vaccines to dogs and cats, we can help pets stay healthy and avoid illnesses. Whether you’re seeking vaccines, preventative care or pet urgent care, we can help. We offer a free consultation to new patients! To find out more or make an appointment, contact us today at 718-623-3999.

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