Pet Vaccinations

Vaccinations Your Veterinary Clinic in New York

Located on the Upper West Side of New York, Animal General is your go-to veterinary office for any of the care your pet needs. Our team is dedicated to providing your pet with outstanding care. With over 35 years of experience, you can trust us to guide you in providing your pet a healthy life. A key component of that are vaccinations.

Pet Vaccinations

Why Are Vaccinations Important?

Vaccinations are critical to protecting the well-being and long-term health of your pet. Vaccines help pets to become immune to various life-threatening diseases. They help safeguard your pet's health. Vaccinations are also very safe for animals. There are two classifications of vaccinations. Core vaccines are critically important because they protect against easily transferred and often fatal conditions your pet can get. Non-core vaccinations are still important and your vet can help you to decide if your pet should have them.

When Should Dog Vaccinations Occur?

Vaccinations should start when a dog is a puppy. The initial year will include a higher number of vaccinations, all critically important to protecting the health of your pet. This establishes the core vaccines necessary for your pet. Boosters will be necessary at this point. It's important to know that your vet will help you decide when your pet should have specific vaccines based on his or her health, age, and risk factors. The following is a commonly administered schedule of dog vaccinations.

Core vaccinations for dogs include:

  • DHPP - combination vaccination that includes protection against distemper virus and parvovirus
  • Rabies

Core vaccinations for cats include:

  • FVCVP - a combination vaccination that includes protection against many of the viruses that cause cold like symptoms
  • Rabies

Non-core vaccinations for dogs often recommended include:

  • Bordetella
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme
  • Influenza

Non-core vaccinations for cats often recommended include:

While most of our NYC cats do not go outside, please let your veterinarian know if you plant to let your cat roam outside. There may be additional vaccination recommendations if you plan to let your feline friend outdoors.

A schedule of treatments often follows this pattern:

Within the first few days of obtaining your new pet, we recommend making an appointment to have your new pet examined. At that time our team of veterinarians can help determine the schedule of vaccines that best fit your pet. In general, both kittens and puppies will need vaccinations every 3-4 weeks from the ages of 8 weeks to 16 weeks.

Schedule an Exam with Your Veterinarian in New York for Vaccinations

As a trusted pet doctor, our team is here to help with all of your vaccination needs. Schedule an appointment with your veterinarian at Animal General in the Upper West Side of New York by calling: (212) 501-9600.

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