First steps for pet vaccinations

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It’s a new year and it’s back to the basics for many people. Health and diet are top concerns for most people, but they should also be concerns for your pet as well. Whether you own a cat or dog, vaccinations are important to their health.

Common dog vaccinations include rabies, canine distemper, canine infectious hepatits, canine parvovirus, canine parainfluenza and bordetella bronchiseptica. Dogs need vaccinations at different times and some dog vaccinations should be given yearly.

Regarding cat vaccinations, feline distemper vaccinations and feline leukemia are common ones. In most cases, kittens that are nine weeks or older should have a distemper vaccination.

If you are a new pet owner or just if you have found a a pet and are looking for the proper first steps, seeking the advice of a clinic such as Beesley Animal Clinic of a Murfreesboro vet is the right move. Knowledge is vital on the front end and knowing which vaccinations are necessary for the pet at their given stage of life is key.

In most cases, taking the proper steps on the front end can help protect a cat or dog for years and help with a happy and healthy life.