Dog & cat vaccinations
Why does your puppy or kitten
Puppies and kittens are born without a functional immune system. For sure, nursing their mothers and drinking antibody-rich milk (colostrum), help them to get temporary immunity against illness. However, this protection lasts only until the ages of 8 and 18 weeks. As a result, your puppy or kitten has no protection against some potentially fatal diseases.
In order to protect your pet, you need to take them to the doctor for vaccinations at the appropriate age.
Don't think that your
Indoor cats are risk-free
If your kitten or your cat lives indoors, for sure are less in danger to get diseases. However, many of the diseases that we vaccinate against, are caused by viruses. So, you could easily transmit these viruses via your hands or clothes. Additionally, viruses can spread even by other objects you may come into contact with or from contact with other cats.
When should you
Vaccinate your puppy or kitten?
At Staris Veterinary Clinic we advise that your puppy or kitten have their first vaccination at around 2 months. Their second vaccine should be around 3 months and their third at around 4 months.
Only a few days after the first vaccination, your animal’s body starts producing antibodies. However, your young animal becomes resistant to the diseases some weeks after the completion of all vaccinations.
Do puppies need?
At Staris Veterinary Clinic we make sure that your new puppy receives all the core vaccinations. That means vaccinations against diseases that can affect puppies severely:
- Parvovirus enteritis
- Hepatitis (a severe and deadly viral liver infection)
- Leptospirosis (a serious bacterial infection; can cause liver or kidney failure; is spread by rats and mice)
Healthy and happy patients
What vaccinations do kittens need?
At Staris Veterinary Clinic we make sure that your new kitten receives the core vaccinations. In this way you protect your animal against very serious ilnesses that often infect kittens:
- Feline panleukopenia/enteritis (feline parvovirus)
- Cat flu (Feline Upper Respiratory Tract Infection)