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Vaccinations are the number one way to protect your beloved pet from serious infectious diseases that were once responsible for the death of many dogs and cats. They prepare your pet for exposure to certain viruses and bacteria so if exposed, the immune system can destroy the invaders before your pet’s body becomes overwhelmed.

When Should Your Pet Be Vaccinated?

During the first few months of life, a series of vaccinations for both puppies and kittens is necessary. Sometime between age 6 weeks to 20 weeks, the maternal antibodies disappear and the puppy’s or kitten’s immune system begins functioning on its own. For this reason, early vaccination is considered the safest way to ensure protection for your young pet.

What Vaccines Should Your Pet Have?

  • Core puppy vaccines: Rabies, Distemper (DHPP), Bordetella (Kennel Cough), Leptospirosis
  • Core kitten vaccines: Rabies, Distemper (FVRCP), Leukemia
  • Core adult dog vaccines: Rabies, Distemper (DHPP), Bordetella (Kennel Cough), Leptospirosis
  • Core adult cat vaccines: Rabies, Distemper (FVRCP), Leukemia
  • Non-core adult dog vaccines: Rattlesnake Vaccine, Canine Influenza Vaccine

It’s also important to note that even pets who live primarily indoors should be vaccinated, as they can still be exposed to a disease. Your Camelot Court Animal Clinic veterinarian can advise you which vaccinations are required or recommended for your pet based on age, health, and lifestyle.

Pet Vaccinations In Leawood, KS

For more information or to schedule an appointment for vaccination, call us at 913-469-9330.