Pet Vaccinations in Grand Junction, CO

No matter what type of dog or cat is part of your family, pet vaccinations are critically important for their long-term health. At Jean A. Fromm D.V.M. P.C., we strongly encourage pets to be vaccinated against diseases like rabies, distemper, kennel cough, and more. Our clinic provides core and non-core vaccines and vaccination plans tailored to your pet’s needs.

The Difference Between Core and Non-Core Vaccinations

The two types of pet vaccinations, core and non-core, perform different functions for your pet by preventing diseases according to exposure risk. Core vaccinations are required for all pets. No matter their age, environment, or lifestyle, your pet must be current on core vaccinations. Examples of core vaccines for dogs and cats include vaccines to protect against:

  • Canine parvovirus
  • Feline calicivirus
  • Panleukopenia
  • Distemper
  • Rabies

Non-core vaccinations, however, are only recommended based on factors such as where the animal lives and/or what their daily activities include. Non-core pet vaccinations include protection against the following diseases:

  • Bordetella
  • Feline leukemia
  • Leptospira bacteria
  • Lyme disease
  • Chlamydophila felis

This list is not exhaustive, and we may offer more vaccinations than those listed to ensure your pet’s well-being. At Jean A. Fromm D.V.M. P.C., we build comprehensive vaccination plans to help you determine which ones are right for your dog or cat.

When Should My Pet Be Vaccinated?

Most pets receive their first vaccinations at approximately six to eight weeks of age and continue to routinely receive them throughout their adult life. After their vaccination, most young dogs and cats take approximately five days to build up protective antibodies. Full protection for your pet usually comes after 14 days. Some vaccines require multiple doses given over a short period of time, and most require booster shots every six months to three years.

If your furry friend is behind on their vaccinations or you have questions, call us today to learn more about our core and non-core vaccines and tailored vaccination plans.

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For core and non-core pet vaccines and tailored vaccination plans for your pet, our team is here to serve you.