in Riverhead and the Peconic Bay Area
Looking to safeguard the health and well-being of your beloved furry family member? Peconic Bay Animal Hospital is your trusted destination! Our skilled team is committed to delivering top-notch pet vaccinations that are safe and efficacious, ensuring your pet's immune system remains robust and resilient. Count on us to provide exceptional care to keep your pet protected and healthy for years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a core and non-core vaccine?
At Peconic Bay Animal Hospital, we prioritize your pet's individual health and tailor our vaccination approach accordingly. Our expert team recognizes that core vaccines are fundamental for all pets, while non-core vaccines are customized based on your pet's lifestyle and medical history. We are committed to providing comprehensive vaccination services that cater to the unique needs of your furry friend, ensuring they receive the appropriate protection to stay healthy and safe.
What are the core vaccines for dogs?
The core vaccines for dogs protect against highly contagious and potentially fatal diseases such as distemper, parainfluenza, adenovirus, parvovirus, and rabies. It is important to keep your dog up-to-date on their core vaccinations to keep them protected and healthy.
What are the non-core vaccines for dogs?
Some of the common non-core vaccines for dogs include Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Lyme Disease, and Canine Influenza. These vaccines may be recommended based on factors such as the dog's lifestyle, geographic location, travel habits, and overall health.
What are the core vaccines for cats?
Ensuring your cat receives core vaccines is crucial in protecting them against various serious illnesses and diseases. Core vaccines for cats include panleukopenia virus, viral rhinotracheitis, caliciviruses, and rabies. Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is also a core vaccine for kittens only.
What are the non-core vaccines for cats?
The non-core vaccines for cats include Immunodeficiency, Infectious peritonitis, Chlamydia felis, Bordetella, and Leukemia. These vaccines may be recommended based on factors such as the cat’s lifestyle, geographic location, travel habits, and overall health.
How often does my pet need to be vaccinated?
Some vaccines may require annual boosters to maintain immunity, while others may only need to be administered every three years. Our knowledgeable veterinarians will carefully assess your pet's vaccination needs and provide a personalized vaccination schedule tailored to their unique health status and lifestyle.
Are vaccines safe for my pet?
While vaccines are generally safe for pets, it's important to remember that, like any medical procedure, there may be potential risks of side effects. Before administering any vaccinations, we will discuss with you the potential risks and benefits of the vaccines, as well as any specific concerns you may have.