Vaccinations

Protect your pet from devastating diseases

Having your dog or cat vaccinated and keeping them up to date

on boosters is the best way to protect them from a wide range of potentially deadly diseases.

Modern vaccinations are safe, effective, and affordable, and there is simply no better way to help your pet stay healthy. At PetNest Animal Hospital, we provide pet vaccinations in Frisco and would love to have your furry friend as a patient!

Core and Non-Core

Vaccinations

There are two types of pet vaccinations — core and non-core. Core vaccinations are the ones all pets need regardless of their age, environment, or lifestyle. Non-core vaccinations, on the other hand, are only recommended based on factors like where the animal lives and what their daily activities look like. At PetNest Animal Hospital, we provide both core and non-core vaccines and will help you determine which ones are right for your pet.

Core Vaccines for Dogs and Puppies

Core vaccines for puppies and adult dogs include:

  • Canine Distemper Virus (CDV)
  • Parvovirus
  • Rabies
  • Canine Adenovirus

Non-Core Vaccines for Dogs and Puppies

Non-core vaccines for puppies and adult dogs include:

  • Canine Influenza Virus H3N8
  • Canine Parainfluenza Virus
  • Bordetella Bronchiseptica

Non-Core Vaccines for Dogs and Puppies

Non-core vaccines for puppies and adult dogs include:

  • Canine Influenza Virus H3N8
  • Canine Parainfluenza Virus
  • Bordetella Bronchiseptica

Core Vaccines for Cats and Kittens

Core vaccines for kittens and adult cats include:

  • Rabies
  • Feline Calicivirus
  • Feline Herpes Virus 1
  • Feline Leukemia Virus

Non-Core Vaccines for Cats and Kittens

Non-core vaccines for kittens and adult cats include:

  • Feline immunodeficiency virus
  • Bordetella Bronchiseptica
  • Chlamydia

At PetNest Animal Hospital, we will take the time to get to know you and your pet prior to recommending vaccinations. Our goal is to protect your furry family member from the illnesses they are most likely to encounter.

Core Vaccines for Cats and Kittens

Core vaccines for kittens and adult cats include:

  • Rabies
  • Feline Calicivirus
  • Feline Herpes Virus 1
  • Feline Leukemia Virus

Non-Core Vaccines for Cats and Kittens

Non-core vaccines for kittens and adult cats include:

  • Feline immunodeficiency virus
  • Bordetella Bronchiseptica
  • Chlamydia

At PetNest Animal Hospital, we will take the time to get to know you and your pet prior to recommending vaccinations. Our goal is to protect your furry family member from the illnesses they are most likely to encounter.

Questions About Vaccinations

How We Support You?

When you bring your pet to us for vaccinations, we support you in several ways:

  • Fast and easy scheduling
  • An experienced and knowledgeable team
  • Safe and sterile vaccinations
How Often Does My Pet Need Vaccines?

Kittens and puppies should begin their vaccination series as early as 6-8 weeks in order to boost their immune systems. After this first series, adult cats and dogs require booster vaccines throughout their lives in order to maintain immunity to dangerous diseases.

Most vaccines are needed annually; however, a dog rabies vaccine is only needed every three years; whereas Bortedella is recommended twice a year. At each exam, we will discuss your pet’s lifestyle to ensure they are getting everything they need to stay healthy. Vaccine protocol may change as your pet ages.

How Do Cat and Dog Vaccines Work?

Just like human vaccines, pet vaccines were developed to prepare your pet’s immune system to fight disease-causing organisms. Vaccines contain antigens. These appear like the disease-causing organisms to an animal’s immune system causing the immune system to be mildly stimulated, but they don’t actually cause disease. Then, if your pet is ever exposed to the real disease, the immune system will recognize it and fight it off or significantly reduce the severity.

Are There Risks from Cat and Dog Vaccines?

No medication is without any risk, but the benefits of pet vaccines far outweigh the few risks. Pet vaccinations protect animals against devastating diseases including rabies. Pet vaccinations can also protect humans. While approximately 59,000 people die each year from rabies worldwide, only one or two deaths occur in the US (according to the WHO), where laws require pets to be vaccinated. The most likely complications your pet could have from vaccines include tissue swelling at the injection site, mild signs of illness like fever and soreness, and allergic reactions to the vaccine. The likelihood of a serious or dangerous reaction is low; however, the likelihood of a life-threatening disease in an unvaccinated pet is much higher.

Pet Vaccinations in Frisco, TX

For safe and effective pet vaccinations in Frisco, trust PetNest Animal Hospital. To learn more or schedule an appointment,
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Do you need a pet check-up in Frisco, TX?

PetNest Animal Hospital provides pet vaccinations for dogs and cats in Frisco, Aubrey, McKinney, Plano, Prosper, Allen, Carrollton, Little Elm, and the surrounding areas.