Protecting Pets with Cat and Dog Vaccinations in Kittery, ME
Dogs and cats of all ages should be well protected against harmful diseases they might encounter during their lifetime. While many diseases, including rabies, have become scarcer thanks to vaccines, routine immunizations are essential for keeping our animals healthy and preventing the spread and potential resurgence of dangerous viruses. At Piscataqua Animal Hospital in Kittery, ME, we tailor cat and dog vaccinations to each pet’s unique health and lifestyle. This way, they can enjoy the fullest possible protection without being over-vaccinated.
How Safe are Pet Vaccines?
Our team uses the highest quality vaccines for dogs and cats, and you can be assured that they are the safest available. In addition, we space out your pet’s initial booster shots and only give them the vaccines they truly need to stay healthy throughout their life.
If you’re concerned about vaccine reactions or have a pet that is allergic to one or more vaccines, be sure to let us know. While allergic reactions to vaccines are rare in pets, we are happy to work with you to enhance your companion’s protection from disease in a way that works best for them.
Vaccines We Recommend for Dogs and Cats
At Piscataqua Animal Hospital, we have core vaccines that we recommend for just about every pet.
But we also offer lifestyle/risk-based vaccines for the dogs and cats that might need them.
Our core vaccines for cats include:
Along with core vaccines, we can also provide the feline leukemia vaccine (FeLV) for indoor/outdoor cats.
For dogs, we recommend the following core vaccines:
The lifestyle/risk-based canine vaccines we offer include Bordetella and Leptospirosis. Bordetella is given to protect dogs from kennel cough, which can spread quickly through kennels, daycare centers, and pet grooming salons. Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection often found in soil and bodies of water, and it can infect humans as well as animals.