Pets are part of the family and at Wet Nose we understand that they need the best start in life! This includes getting vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases.
Why? The purpose of vaccines is to help the immune system fend off infections caused by pathogens your pet is exposed to. Although we vaccinate against most diseases, please remember it is not possible to vaccinate against all diseases.
When? Puppies and kittens must receive their baseline series of vaccines within the first three to four months of their life. Puppies are vaccinated at six, nine and 12 weeks of age and it’s very important that the interval isn’t more than four weeks between these first three vaccinations. The core vaccine (also called 5 in 1) includes: canine parvovirus, canine distemper virus, adeno type 1 (infectious canine hepatitis), adeno type 2 (canine respiratory disease) and parainfluenza virus.
Kittens are vaccinated at six, nine and 12 weeks of age, and it’s also important to not let the interval between the first three vaccines exceed four weeks. The core vaccine includes: feline panleukopaenia, feline rhinotracheitis and feline calicivirus. The rabies vaccine for dogs and cats is given with the third vaccination at three months of age and should then be boosted between one to nine months thereafter. It is important that all core vaccines are boosted annually.