Vaccinations are an important part of your pet’s routine health care. Dog vaccinations are given as a series when they are puppies and then a booster vaccine every 1 to 3 years after for the rest of their lives. Here at the Bushwick Veterinary Center, our top priority is focused on stress-free preventative care to give your pet the healthiest and longest life possible.

Vaccines are an important part of your pet’s health because they can prevent many illnesses that affect pets. There are different vaccines for different diseases, and some of them are combined in order to reduce the number of vaccines your pet has to receive. Some vaccines are considered core vaccines because the severity of the disease they prevent and/or because of the transmissibility of the disease from animals to humans. Below is a list of core vaccines for both dogs and cats:

  • For Dogs:
    • Canine Parvovirus
    • Distemper
    • Canine Hepatitis
    • Canine Rabies
  • For Cats:
    • Panleukopenia (feline distemper)
    • Feline Calicivirus
    • Feline Herpesvirus type I
    • Feline Rabies

There are also vaccines available based on your pet’s lifestyle. The need for this vaccines is evaluated during your conversation with your pet’s veterinarian based on the activities you conduct with your pet. Below is a list of the lifestyle-based vaccines:

  • For Dogs:
    • Bordetella
    • Borrelia Burgdorferi
    • Leptospira Bacteria
    • Canine Flu
  • For Cats:
    • Feline Leukemia Virus
    • Bordetella
    • Chlamydophila felis
    • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

All states require proof of rabies vaccine because rabies is a virus that is transmissible from animals to humans. Talk to your veterinarian about the requirements for your pet and how often they will need to receive the rabies vaccine.