101 Pet Vet offers both core and non-core vaccines that are a vital for your pet’s preventive care and wellness. Dr. Spence will take into consideration your pet’s age, health, and lifestyle when recommending a vaccination schedule. Puppies and kittens typically begin having a series of core vaccines around 6 to 8 weeks of age.
It’s never too late to begin, whether your pet is new, you have moved, or your pet’s life-style has changed. Safeguarding your pet through vaccines can prevent severe illness or diseases, many of which are transmittable to humans and other animals. Here at 101 Pet Vet in Ventura, we will even keep detailed records of vaccination services and remind you when any are coming up due such as rabies.
Core and Non-Core Vaccinations for Cats and Kittens
For our kitten-kids, there is a routine schedule in which our 101 Pet Vet veterinarian will administer a set of initial vaccines to help protect from the most common diseases and illnesses that infect felines. These are usually given at the first wellness exam. Core vaccines for cats include rabies, which is required by law and can be given annually or every three years depending on the type of vaccine you choose.
Annual vaccinations that are also considered essential include protection and feline panleukopenia, feline calcivirus, and feline viral rhinotrachetis. There are 4-in-1 vaccines that offer protection from these serious conditions along with feline HIV and parvovirus. Cats that will be boarded or who live in multiple cat homes, might need a Bordetella shot to prevent catching and spreading this disease.
Core and Non-Core Vaccinations for Dogs and Puppies
Like felines, pups should get their initial vaccines around 6 to 8 weeks of age ideally, and booster follow ups over the next few weeks and months will be necessary for full efficacy. Rabies is again mandatory by law, and other core vaccines for dogs and puppies include those for serious conditions such as parvovirus, distemper, and hepatitis.
Our Ventura vet might recommend certain non-core vaccines in certain situations. If you plan to have your dog groomed, boarded, or attend training or doggy daycare, you will want to consider protection against bordetella bronchiseptica, leptospirosis, and Borrelia burgdorferi.