Cat and Dog Vaccinations in Old Chatham, NY
Bringing your four-legged friend in once a year for a comprehensive wellness exam is a great way to be proactive about health problems, but pet vaccinations are equally important. Vaccines help prepare the immune system to fight off certain viruses and diseases, so they must be updated regularly (every 1-3 years). At every wellness exam, we’ll discuss your cat or dog’s vaccine options (required vs. recommended) with consideration for their age, breed, lifestyle, and risk of exposure, among other factors. We know that no two pets are exactly alike, so we customize every pet vaccination schedule at our Old Chatham clinic to meet the unique needs of every patient.
Pet Vaccinations We Recommend
Pet vaccines we offer range from those required by law to those we strongly recommend. Required vaccines are essential for all pets, regardless of the risk of exposure. Recommended vaccines, while not mandatory, are nonetheless necessary. These vaccines are given based on several factors, including the risk of exposure to a certain virus or disease. Lyme disease and leptospirosis (a zoonotic bacteria found in soil and standing water) are prevalent in the area, so we highly recommend vaccinating your dog against these diseases. For dogs that will be spending time around other dogs at a boarding facility or daycare, the Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine is often recommended before boarding. If you have an outdoor cat that may encounter other cats, we recommend the feline leukemia (FeLV) vaccine, a contagious virus among cats.
Protect Your Dog and Cat from
Disease with Vaccines
The following are vaccines that we recommend for all our canine and feline friends here at Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic:
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine hepatitis
- Canine distemper
- Feline distemper (panleukopenia)
- Feline calicivirus
- Feline herpes virus type 1 (rhinotracheitis)
- Feline leukemia
Cat and dog vaccines have helped hundreds of thousands of pets live longer, healthier lives, and we want them to do the same for YOUR pet. If your pet’s vaccines aren’t up-to-date, or if you have any questions about our pet vaccination protocols in Chatham, please feel free to give us a call at (518) 392-6224. Keeping your pet safe and healthy is our #1 priority.