Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital
Pet Vaccinations in Ham Lake
Did you know that many of the diseases and illnesses that can affect dogs and cats are preventable with a suitable pet vaccination protocol? We’ll be here to help you keep them on schedule for all stages of your pet’s life.
Protect your pet with a proper vaccination schedule.
Why Are Pet Vaccines So Important?
Vaccines are unique proteins that stimulate the immune system to combat particular diseases. They function in two ways: to reduce the impact of an illness if it strikes or to prevent infection. Unfortunately, we can’t defend against every disease. However, the vaccines we employ enable us to implement programs that safeguard pets from some of the most deadly illnesses.
Vaccines are necessary to keep your pet healthy. Immunizations are critical for ensuring protection against a variety of serious and potentially deadly ailments. Annual vaccinations are also significant since they allow the veterinarian to conduct a thorough examination of your pet and have the opportunity to discuss any worries you may have with you.
Vaccines Are Essential For Puppies And Kittens
The first vaccination is administered to puppies and kittens between 6 and 8 weeks old. To guarantee your tiny puppy or kitten’s full protection, you will need to give it subsequent vaccinations.
Kittens should be kept indoors, and their second immunization is typically given at 12 weeks of age. The timing of subsequent puppy vaccinations is determined by the type of vaccine used, when the first vaccination was administered, where your puppy will be visiting, and your personal circumstances. We advise that you consult with your veterinarian about this.
Every dog and kitten should get their final vaccination at 16 weeks of age or greater. They then require annual boosters to maintain immunity.