Having Your Pet Vaccinated

All veterinarians agree—getting your pet vaccinated early on in life is one of the best things you’ll ever do for their health in the long-term. Below, your Montgomery, TX veterinarian tells you about the basics.

What Vaccines Does My Pet Need?

All pets require the core vaccines, which protect against common and dangerous diseases like rabies, distemper, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and hepatitis. Often, many of these vaccinations are given together in a batch, saving you both time and cost.

Non-core vaccines may benefit some pets as well, depending on exposure risk, environment, and other factors. The Bordetella vaccine is one example; it protects against kennel cough and therefore may be beneficial for a pet who will commonly be boarded later in life.

When Should Vaccination Occur?

A pet can receive their earliest rounds of vaccination at only about six weeks of age, with the initial round culminating at about 16 weeks of age. Throughout a pet’s life, they’ll require booster shots on many of the vaccines to keep them effective; ask your vet for details.

How Do I Get Started?

Contact your Vet Clinic Montgomery, TX to set up an appointment. We’re here to serve all of your pet-care needs!