Cat & Dog Vaccinations
Believe us when we say that cat and dog vaccinations are one of the most important parts of your pet’s preventative health care plan! Vaccines protect against very dangerous, highly contagious diseases that are difficult and sometimes impossible to treat. By offering pet vaccinations in Dyer for the Northwest Indiana community, we contribute to creating a herd immunity (or community immunity) where the spread of disease is stunted due to fewer pets being susceptible.
Core and Noncore Vaccines for Pets
At Dyer Animal Clinic, we’re committed to giving your pet the best chance at a healthy happy life, and vaccines are an essential piece to that plan! Depending on your pet’s lifestyle we tailor their vaccinations to suit their unique needs. Pets receive core vaccines (highly recommended for every pet) and noncore vaccines (only recommended for pets at risk).
Our Core Vaccines Include:
- DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza)
- FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia)
Our Non-Core Vaccines Include:
For dogs who are frequently in contact with other dogs and/or are outdoors often, we offer the following:
- Canine Influenza
For cats who are allowed to wander unsupervised outdoors, we offer:
- Feline Leukemia
Your pet will begin with the appropriate vaccinations as a puppy or kitten. Their immunities need to be built up, so puppies and kitten receive a series of core vaccines, starting at about 6-8 weeks of age, running until they are about 16 weeks of age. After their initial series, they require boosters throughout their lives, usually annually, but sometimes every three years for some vaccines such as DHPP and FVRCP.
Contact Us for an Appointment
Not sure when your pet’s last vaccination was? Give us a call to schedule an appointment!