Our veterinary staff at All Friends Veterinary Hospital provide pet vaccines in East Islip, NY. Whether you have a house kitty or a puppy that explores the outdoors, getting them vaccinated helps to protect them from infections and diseases.
Those who have had animal companions in their lives for awhile are probably familiar with the importance of pet vaccines. When young pets get vaccinations, this gives them additional protection that will be helpful as they enjoy their adventurous explorations in the world surrounding them. Those who are new to the area or are thinking of becoming a pet owner may have questions about the rules and importance of vaccines.
Our staff and veterinarian at All Friends Veterinary Hospital are here work with you to keep your pets healthy. All kittens, puppies, and domestic ferrets should obtain a rabies vaccine by or shortly after they reach 4 months of age, with boosters according to a schedule. Other vaccines may be recommended depending on the individual circumstances and health conditions of your pet. Below are some helpful answers to questions you may have.
Pet Vaccines Questions
How Can a Vet Decide Upon How Many Pet Vaccines a Pet Requires?
Some vaccines, like the rabies vaccine, are administered at a specified time in the life of a pet. Others will depend on an animal's age, medical history, home environment, lifestyle, and the vaccine that is used.
Are Vaccines Required to Get a Dog's License?
Yes, under New York law, dog owners must supply proof of an updated rabies vaccination before applying for a license at the local clerk's office.
What Is the Difference between Non-Core and Core Vaccines?
Core vaccines are essential for the long-term safety and health of your pet. An example is the rabies vaccine, something that protects you as well as your pet from exposure. Non-core vaccines are suggested or recommended for pets that have a risk of getting a specific infection because of certain lifestyle chooices such as playing outdoors in certain places.
Does My Pet Need Other Vaccines?
Vaccines are helpful for a variety of reasons. If you plan to travel or place your pet in a kennel, or if the pet spends time outside or has health-related concerns, a vaccine may be recommended to offer extra protection.
Get Pet Vaccines and Pet Care from Our Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team
To learn more or to schedule your pet's vaccine appointment, call us at (631) 277-8700 for All Friends Animal Hospital serving East Islip, NY. Our veterinarian on our veterinary team is here to help with pet vaccines.