Cat and Dog Vaccinations in Rye, NH
To keep our pets (and community) healthy, dogs and cats should be vaccinated based on their vet’s recommendations. Here in Rye, NH, Dr. Schafer and his team offer cat and dog vaccinations as an integral part of wellness care. Vaccines can prevent the spread of serious diseases not only among animals, but also from animals to people. Zoonotic diseases are always a risk for families with pets, but routine vaccinations can lower this risk. We also craft individual vaccine protocols for every pet to ensure they aren’t receiving any unnecessary vaccines or being vaccinated too frequently. Call us at (603) 431-8785 to schedule an appointment today!
Are Pet Vaccines Safe?
Our team uses the safest vaccines available to protect your pet from illness, but we understand your concerns about safety. Some dogs and cats are more prone to vaccine reactions than others, but fortunately, allergic reactions to vaccines are quite rare. To reduce any vaccination risks, we separate booster shots as much as possible and only administer to your pet the vaccines they truly require for a healthy life.
We are always here to discuss any of your questions or concerns regarding vaccinating your pet. We will work with you to create an individualized wellness plan that perfectly suits their healthcare needs.
Core and Lifestyle-Based Vaccines for Dogs and Cats
Along with dogs and cats each having their own vaccines, we also categorize vaccines based on their necessity. We recommend core vaccines for all pets to protect against potentially fatal diseases, while we reserve our non-core, or lifestyle-based vaccines, for the pets that are at a higher risk of infection.
Core vaccines we provide for cats include:
For indoor/outdoor cats, our hospital offers the feline leukemia vaccine. Feline leukemia and FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) are highly contagious among cats and often spreads through feral cat colonies.
For dogs, we offer the following core vaccines:
Our lifestyle-based vaccines for dogs include Bordetella (kennel cough) and Leptospirosis. Bordetella is usually a requirement for dogs going to boarding, daycare, and grooming facilities.