Regular vaccinations are very important to keep your pet healthy – but did you know that some sicknesses that dogs and cats can get can also affect people? To keep everyone in your family healthy, we recommend making sure your furry friends are updated on their vaccinations, ideally starting when they are 6 to 8 weeks old. 

Common vaccines we recommend:

  • Rabies- your dog or cat can catch rabies from the bite or scratch of an infected dog, cat, bat, skunk, fox, raccoon, or another wild animal
  • Combination vaccine (dogs)- this shot offers protection from four highly contagious and dangerous diseases (distemper, adenovirus-2, parainfluenza, and parvovirus)
  • Combination vaccine (cats)- this shot protects against 3 highly contagious and dangerous diseases (feline calicivirus, feline panleukopenia, and feline viral rhinotracheitis herpesvirus)
  • Feline Leukemia (cats)- FeLV can be transmitted from infected cats through saliva or nasal secretions

On top of these common vaccines, your veterinarian might recommend additional vaccinations that are not considered core. If certain diseases are more common where you live, if your pet travels a lot, or if they spend time with other animals, these non-core vaccinations may be needed. At Banded Peak, we create custom vaccination plans based on your lifestyle and your pet’s needs.