During your pet’s first visit to All Creatures Veterinary Clinic your pet’s vet will determine your pet's vaccination history and which dog vaccinations your pet needs in order to stay healthy. Vaccines are injections of antigens that stimulate the immune system and help your pet develop immunity to common illnesses and deadly diseases. Getting your pet vaccinated on a regular basis will help your pet stay healthy and will also help your pet ward off future illnesses. At All Creatures Veterinary, we carry core and non-core vaccinations for pets of Omaha.
Vaccination Schedule for Dogs and Puppies
Your puppy can be vaccinated for the first time when he or she is 6 to 8 weeks old. After that, we'll have your pet return to our clinic every three to four weeks until he or she is about 16 weeks old. Once your pet has had his or her puppy vaccinations, we'll have your pet return to our clinic for boosters every 1 to 3 years, depending on your dog's overall health and the type of vaccines being administered.
Rabies is a deadly disease that can spread from animals to humans when a human is bit by an infected animal. To protect the people, the rabies vaccine is required by law for animals older than 12 weeks of age. In order for your pet to be licensed, you must vaccinate your pet with the rabies vaccine. At All Creatures Veterinary, we administer the rabies vaccine to pets of our community.
Core Vaccinations Administered by All Creatures Veterinary Clinic
The core vaccinations are those vaccines that are given to all dogs. Rabies is a core vaccine. The other core vaccines include:
- Canine parvovirus. This virus is highly contagious and can affect your dog's intestinal tract or heart.
- Distemper. Distemper is an incurable illness that affects the gastrointestinal, urogenital, respiratory, and nervous system of the dog.
- Canine hepatitis. This illness is an acute liver infection found in dogs.
At All Creatures Veterinary Clinic we administer all the core vaccines to puppies and adult dogs as needed.
Non-core vaccines include include Lyme’s disease, Canine Influenza, and Leptospirosis. These vaccinations are given to pets based on their need. We only recommend these vaccines for pets who are at high-risk for these illnesses. If we determine that your pet could benefit from a non-core vaccination, we'll tell you during upcoming pet exams.
Side Effects of Vaccinations
Side effects from puppy and dog vaccinations are usually mild. Your puppy or dog may become lethargic, achy or irritable for a day after the vaccination. If your pet displays more serious side effects, contact your pet's veterinarian in Omaha right away.
Contact All Creatures Veterinary Clinic for your Puppies Vaccines
At All Creatures Veterinary Clinic we offer dog and puppy vaccines and pet exams to our patients. To make an appointment for pet vaccinations, contact us today at (402) 399-8224.