Dog and Cat Vaccinations in Nashua, NH
Getting your pet vaccinated at the right time safeguards them from highly contagious and potentially deadly diseases. Though the time can vary between sizes and breeds, cats and dogs are not considered fully grown until they’re one-year old. This means their immune systems are also not fully grown and the lack of pet vaccinations makes them susceptible to illness. We have extensive experience with dog and cat vaccinations at All Pets Veterinary Hospital in Nashua, and we can customize which ones we give your furry family member.
When You Should Get Your Pet Vaccinated
In a perfect world, every pet would get vaccinated in their first few months of life, helping to combat dangerous animal diseases. We recommend that dogs and cats get vaccinated at six to eight weeks. After this, a series of vaccination boosters are administered three to four weeks apart until a final dose is given at four-months old. It’s important you adhere to a vaccination schedule for your pet, because incomplete boosters can result in incomplete protection from diseases you’re trying to prevent. Once the final series of vaccinations are administered to a puppy or kitten, we determine whether your pet should come in every three years or every year for updates. How often adults come in for pet vaccinations is largely dependent on lifestyle.
Customized Dog and Cat Vaccinations
Every cat or dog receives a set of “core” vaccines at our animal hospital in Nashua. Felines are protected from three different diseases with one dose of FVRCP. Dogs are protected from four different diseases with one dose of DHPP. Rabies vaccinations are required by law and infected animals can pass this disease on to humans. If you travel with your pet or if they go outdoors frequently, we may administer additional vaccinations.
Some of the additional vaccinations dogs may get include:
- Canine influenza.
- Lyme disease.
- Leptospirosis, which can be contracted to humans.
Some of the additional vaccinations cats may get include:
- Chlamydia, which can be included with FVRCP.
- Feline leukemia for outdoor cats.
- Bordetella to protect them from kennel cough.
- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.
Contact us with any questions about pet vaccinations! We’re eager to serve Nashua and surrounding animal communities and their owners.