Is your pet’s vaccination due? Regent Avenue Veterinary Clinic provides pet vaccinations in Winnipeg. Just like humans, pets should also be vaccinated against dangerous viral and bacterial diseases. Though some once common diseases are now a rare sight, many vaccines are still considered to be necessary and have saved millions of pet lives. Most vaccines should be administered annually to ensure your pet’s overall health and quality of life. However, there are some vaccines that are not required every year, especially in cats.
Core and Non-Core Vaccines
Vaccination for pets depends on their age, environment, and lifestyle. The vets at Regent Avenue Veterinary Clinic will help you determine the vaccines your pet needs and plan a schedule for it. Vaccines are usually split into two categories: core vaccines and non-core vaccines.
Core vaccines are recommended for all pets, regardless of whether they are indoor or outdoor. These help prevent the most common and harmful animal diseases that have high rates of infection and pose a threat to the pet’s life. If you already have a pet or are getting a new one, get to know about the following vaccines:
Adenovirus, type 1 (canine hepatitis)
Adenovirus, type 2 (kennel cough)
Non-core vaccines are recommended for pets that are at a higher risk of contracting a certain illness. This is usually determined based on the pet’s lifestyle and the region in which you live. These vaccines are administered in case of diseases that are often self-limiting. Here are some of the non-core vaccines:
Bordetella bronchiseptica (kennel cough)
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
How Often Does My Pet Need Vaccinations?
Most of the above-mentioned vaccinations are required when the pet is small, usually between 6 weeks and 3 months. After the initial dosage, boosters are required every 1 to 3 years depending on the vaccine and the pet.
If you have adopted an older pet, these vaccines can be administered at any time throughout the animal’s lifespan. If you are looking for pet vaccinations in Winnipeg, or are unsure about any other vaccination required for the pet, visit or call our clinic right away! Our other services include canine rehabilitation and pet dental care.