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If you want to keep your pet happy, healthy, and alive, getting your pet vaccinated with our Crossville veterinarians at Best Friends Veterinary Hospital is imperative. Vaccinations boost your pet's immune system to keep them from contracting deadly or dangerous illnesses. Certain vaccinations - such as the rabies vaccine - are necessary before your dog or cat can enter places such as dog parks and pet boarding facilities.
Core vaccines are the ones that every dog or cat should get to protect them from the most common and the most severe diseases. Non-core vaccines, on the other hand, are not required for every pet. Your vet will determine what non-core vaccines your pet may need due to their risk of exposure or lifestyle.
The most important pet vaccinations are those that are administered at Best Friends Veterinary Hospital when your cat or dog is young. That being said, it is still necessary to make sure that your pet is receiving regular vaccinations later in life.
You should always consult with your veterinarian regarding the kinds of vaccinations your pets need and when they need them. Best Friend Veterinary Hospital's team has the training and experience needed to know what kind of vaccinations to give your pet and when. Furthermore, your vet can recommend vaccinations based on your individual pet's needs and the area that you live in.
As long as your dog or cat's mother is healthy, your pet should stay safe from serious illnesses as a puppy or kitten just by drinking their mother's milk. At 6-8 weeks old, your puppy or kitten will need the first round of vaccinations. They will need several vaccinations given at 3-4 week intervals, with the last round of vaccines being administered when your puppy or kitten is 16 weeks old. When they reach adulthood, dogs and cats need regular vaccinations. Most vaccines will be administered yearly while others will only be needed every three years.
Since 2006, Dr. Warlick and his team at Best Friends Veterinary Hospital have been providing expert vaccination advice to pet owners in Crossville, TN. We offer core vaccinations like canine parvovirus, feline distemper, leptospirosis, heartworms, and rabies. Call us today at (931) 459-2006 to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian in Crossville, TN