dog hospital staten island
In response to our clients needs we have decided to extend our hours again! Starting February 1st we have extended our weekend hours on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 6pm. We hope by doing so we can provide the highest standard of care to our patients.

Promoting a Strong Immune System for Pet Disease Prevention

Vaccinating your pet is one of the most important, cost-effective steps you can take in protecting your animal companion from many serious or life-threatening diseases and illnesses. Vaccinations work by triggering a protective immune response that can help fight infections from a range of diseases. Most puppies and kittens require several rounds of vaccines to ensure their immune system is protected and strengthened.

pet-vaccinationsPet vaccinations can be broken down into two categories: core vaccines and non-core vaccines. Core pet vaccinations are those recommended for every companion animal, while non-core vaccines may be advised based on your dog or cat’s lifestyle. Even though some pets may be mostly “indoor” or “at-home” pets, if they board or go to a groomer frequently, they may be at risk. Be sure to discuss your pet’s unique lifestyle with our veterinarians so a personalized vaccination schedule can be developed for your animal friend.

Core vaccines to help maintain your dog’s health include:

  • Adenovirus (canine hepatitis)
  • Distemper
  • Parvovirus
  • Rabies
  • Lyme disease

For more information on vaccinating your dog, see the Web MD article Core Dog Vaccinations.

Core vaccines to help maintain your cat’s health include:

  • Rabies
  • Calicivirus
  • Feline distemper
  • Feline herpesvirus

For more information on vaccinating your cat, see the Web MD article Core Vaccinations for Cats.