All about dog vaccinations and cat vaccinations
How often does my pet need to be vaccinated?
It really depends on the specific vaccination and your pet’s lifestyle and history. Most vaccines will need to be repeated (a booster) a short time after they’re first given — this is considered a vaccine series. Even after boosters have been administered, most vaccines will need to be repeated. The frequency will vary anywhere from every six months to as long as three years. Speak with your vet about the specifics and use the Banfield app to see when each of your pets will need their next booster.
Are vaccines safe to give my pet?
While vaccines are created and administered with extreme care, there’s always some risk of adverse reactions. These reactions are unpredictable and oftentimes unpreventable. That said, the risk of an adverse reaction is significantly lower than the risks associated with the illness from the preventable disease. If you have concerns about adverse reactions, talk to us — there are things we can do to decrease the risk.
Does my pet really need vaccines after their puppy or kitten series?
Yes! Although puppies and kittens are most susceptible to the diseases vaccines help protect them from, adult and senior pets are also susceptible and need to be boosted on a regular basis. Their risk of infection increases when they’re stressed, ill with other diseases, or when they're in frequent contact with other pets.
What are the most common pet vaccines?
The most common pet vaccines are rabies and DAPP (distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus, parainfluenza) for dogs and rabies, Feline leukemia, and Feline panleukopenia for cats.
How often should a pet be vaccinated for Lyme disease?
There’s currently only a Lyme vaccine available for dogs, and it should be administered annually.
How often should a pet be vaccinated?
This depends on a number of factors including your pet’s species, age, and location. There are also variations of certain vaccines that affect scheduling. Talk to your veterinarian to come up with a plan for your cat or dog.
What is the first vaccine for dogs?
A puppy’s first vaccine is typically the distemper complex which protects against distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvo, and leptospirosis.
What vaccines do dogs need?
We recommend dogs receive the following vaccines: distemper/parvo, Bordetella, leptospirosis, Lyme disease, and rabies. This list can change slightly due to your pet’s specific needs. Talk to your vet to find out what they recommend.
How much are dog vaccinations?
Which vaccines do cats need?
We recommend cats receive the following vaccines: rabies, feline leukemia, and feline distemper. This list can change slightly due to your pet’s specific needs. Talk to your vet to find out what they recommend.
Do indoor cats need vaccines?
Yes, we recommend that indoor cats also receive rabies, feline leukemia, and feline distemper vaccines. A rabies vaccine is even required by law in most states.
How much are cat vaccinations?
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