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Pet Vaccinations from our Overland Park Veterinarian
Vaccinations are important for maintaining good health in pets. Whether you have a puppy or kitten, dog or cat, regular vaccinations can help your pet in Overland Park avoid common illnesses and fatal diseases. At Nall Hills Animal Hospital, we administer core and non-core pet vaccinations in our community.
When to Bring Your Pet In For a Vaccination
Pets get their first vaccinations when they’re about six weeks old. Follow up shots happen a few weeks later, and again a few weeks after that. In the first year of life, puppies and kittens may get a variety of vaccinations including distemper and rabies. After the first year of life, pets need to follow up vaccines and booster shots to maintain immunity.
Some vaccines may be administered yearly while others are administered every three years. Your pet’s veterinarian will help you determine when your pet should get vaccines and which vaccines are right for your pet. At Nall Hills Animal Hospital, we help pet owners track their pet’s vaccination schedule. Pets who come in for wellness exams are given shots when they are due. For pets who are not yet due for shots, we give pet owners reminders and help them schedule their pet’s next vaccination appointment.
Core Vs. Non-Core Vaccines
Core vaccines are given to all pets regardless of their habits and environmental factors. Non-core vaccines are only given to pets if they are at high risk for certain illnesses. Your pet’s veterinarian at Nall Hills Animal Hospital can help you determine whether or not your pet needs non-core vaccines along with core vaccines.
Required Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats
Dogs and cats are given a variety of core vaccines. Cat core vaccines include feline calicivirus, feline panleukopenia, feline rhinotracheitis, and rabies. Dog core vaccines include distemper, canine parvovirus, canine hepatitis, and rabies. The rabies vaccination is administered to pets in order for the pet to be licensed.
Types of Vaccinations / Schedule
Your pet’s veterinarian at Nall Hills Animal Hospital will help you determine when your pet should get a shot. A typical shot schedule might go like this:
- 6-8 weeks of age: Feline rhinotracheitis, Feline distemper, Feline calicivirus
- 10-12 weeks: Feline rhinotracheitis, Feline distemper, Feline calicivirus
- 12-16 weeks: Rabies
- 14-16 weeks: Feline rhinotracheitis, Feline distemper, Feline calicivirus
- 6-8 weeks: measles, distemper, parainfluenza
- 10-12 weeks: distemper, parainfluenza, adenovirus and parvovirus
- 12-24 weeks: rabies
- 14-16 weeks: distemper, parainfluenza, adenovirus and parvovirus
Contact Your Pet’s Veterinarian in Overland Park
As your pet’s veterinarian in Overland Park, Nall Hills Animal Hospital is committed to ensuring that your pet gets the right vaccinations at the right age. We can help protect your pet from a variety of deadly and serious conditions. We also administer a variety of other puppy and kitten preventative measures to keep young pets healthy. To make an appointment and to get your pet vaccinated, contact us at (913) 341-8836