August is an excellent time for soaking up the sun and enjoying the last few weeks before the kids head back to school. It’s also the perfect time to reflect on your pet’s vaccine needs. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and this month-long event encourages you to think about just how vital vaccines are in helping people (and pets!) live long, healthy lives. 

Here at Brier Veterinary Hospital, we administer pet immunizations near Lynnwood and are here to help you keep your furry friend on track with their vaccine needs. Keep reading to learn more! 

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Your Pet’s Vaccine Needs 

All dogs and cats should be vaccinated. In addition to protecting them from certain diseases, vaccines help protect the other animals and people in your community. A puppy or kitten’s first vaccines should be administered when they are about eight weeks old. Then, they need boosters every four weeks until they reach 20 weeks of age. Your veterinarian must complete this series in its entirety to ensure full protection for your pet. 

Animals have different vaccine needs based on their species, breed, and lifestyle factors. We will ask you several questions to determine which shots your furry friend needs. 

Some of the most common dog vaccinations include: 

  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Distemper
  • Parvovirus
  • Hepatitis
  • Parainfluenza
  • Leptospirosis
  • Canine Influenza
  • Lyme Disease

For cats, the most common vaccinations include: 

  • Rabies
  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis
  • Panleukopenia
  • Calicivirus
  • Feline leukemia

Pet Immunization near Lynnwood

Whether you have an older pet or a brand-new kitten or puppy, we are here to help you get them on an effective vaccination schedule. We provide pet immunizations near Lynnwood and can assist you in determining precisely which shots your pet needs and how often they need boosters. Call now to schedule an appointment or learn more.