Vaccinations for Cats and Dogs

If you have recently adopted or taken in a new cat or dog, you may have a few questions about the first steps you need to take to protect your newfound family member. Pet vaccinations at a veterinarian’s office should be at the top of your to-do list. Our veterinarians at Summit Dog and Cat Hospital provide vaccinations for pets in and around Summit, NJ. Let’s take a look at the role that vaccinations play when it comes to providing a happy and healthy life for your new furry friend.


Why Are Vaccines Important for Pets?

The first thing you need to know is that vaccinations prevent serious diseases and illnesses in your pet. Vaccinated cats and dogs are much less likely to experience a variety of illnesses, including rabies and kennel cough. The use of vaccinations for pets over the decades has saved countless animal lives.

Core and Non-Core Vaccinations

Core vaccines are the most important vaccinations that are recommended by veterinarians. For example, core vaccines for cats include those against rabies, feline panleukopenia, feline calicivirus, and feline rhinotracheitis. Core vaccines for dogs include rabies, canine hepatitis, parvovirus, and distemper.

Your pet's lifestyle will also influence the vet to recommend other vaccines as well. For example, animals that spend time outside will need more vaccinations because they are more likely to be exposed to a variety of other animals and pests.

The Safety of Vaccinations

Vaccinations are safe for your pet. The side effects and risks of these vaccines are quite low, and vaccinations can prevent several deadly diseases. Your pet can live a happier and healthier life thanks to vaccines. Our veterinarians will create a vaccination schedule that is customized to your pet’s age, health, breed, and lifestyle. These vaccinations will ensure that your furry friend stays protected from these dangerous diseases.

Get Your Pet Vaccinated in Summit, NJ

Our veterinarians at Summit Dog and Cat Hospital provide quality veterinary care for pets in and around Summit. An important part of that veterinary care is making sure your pet is protected from diseases by maintaining a proper vaccinations schedule. If you have recently welcomed a new furry family member into your home and are unsure about his vaccination status, it is time to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians. Call our team today at (908) 273-2200 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.


Summit Dog & Cat Hospital


16 Morris Tpke,
Summit, NJ 07901

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