Understanding the Core Canine and Feline Vaccinations

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In caring for pets, it is never enough to simply confine them in secured places and provide them with their basic needs like food and shelter. Of course, empowering them from within is also vital to allow them to live the happy, healthy, and a comfortable existence. Because of that, pets also call for particular attention in the form of patting and caressing as well as fundamental medical needs including vaccines.

The most common types of pet vaccines are those for cats and dogs. Both are generally designed to trigger immune system responses that can strengthen the animals' stamina against certain diseases. These can be administered either through injections or through shots squirted into the pets' nose.

These two common pet vaccinations further branch into different subtypes where pet owners can choose from depending on the needs and health risks of their beloved animals. Through the years, veterinarians and animal experts discovered that even dogs and cats have the tendency to be over-vaccinated that is why there should be a certain limit set. Pets should only receive the fundamental shots needed as well as the other vaccine types prescribed by vets.

With that, the core and non-core canine and feline vaccinations were developed. As the names imply, core canine vaccines are for the basic immune system needs of dogs and the feline shots, on the other hand, are for the benefits of cats. These types of dog and cat vaccinations are considered as core because these are applicable to all breeds and species.

Core Canine Vaccinations

The core canine or dog vaccinations include shots for rabies, distemper, adenovirus, and parvovirus which are the most common infections that can affect these pets. Not being able to shield them against these viruses can greatly impair their health conditions and even death. Pet owners can take their puppies to their chosen veterinaries just 12 weeks after birth to begin with the provision of the necessary vaccinations, and after one to two years for the prescribed boosters.

Core Feline Vaccinations

On the other hand, the core feline or cat vaccinations include shots against rabies, panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus. In the same case as that of dogs, all these vaccines are strongly advised not only to protect the pets' wellbeing, but also to avoid posing dangers to people. Most of the diseases that can be acquired by cats and dogs have the tendency to affect or to be transferred to people in one way or another. Thankfully, there are preventive shots that can avoid the acquisition and contagion of the viruses.

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This article was published on 2012/02/22