in the Hamptons and East End of Long Island
Looking to keep your furry family member healthy and protected? Look no further than Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital! Our expert team is dedicated to providing safe and effective pet vaccinations to help keep your pet's immune system strong and healthy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a core and non-core vaccine?
Core vaccines are essential vaccinations that are recommended for all pets, while non-core vaccines are customized based on your pet's lifestyle and medical history. At Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital, we understand that every pet is unique and has different vaccination needs. That's why we offer both core and non-core vaccinations to help keep your furry friend healthy and protected.
What are the core vaccines for dogs?
The core vaccines for dogs protect against highly contagious and potentially fatal diseases such as distemper, parainfluenza, adenovirus, parvovirus, and rabies. It is important to keep your dog up-to-date on their core vaccinations to keep them protected and healthy.
What are the non-core vaccines for dogs?
Some of the common non-core vaccines for dogs include Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Lyme Disease, and Canine Influenza. These vaccines may be recommended based on factors such as the dog's lifestyle, geographic location, travel habits, and overall health.
How much does emergency or urgent care cost?
The cost of emergency or urgent care varies depending on the type of treatment your pet requires. Our team will provide you with an estimate of the cost of treatment before any procedures are performed.
What are the core vaccines for cats?
Ensuring your cat receives core vaccines is crucial in protecting them against various serious illnesses and diseases. Core vaccines for cats include panleukopenia virus, viral rhinotracheitis, caliciviruses, and rabies. Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is also a core vaccine for kittens only.
What are the non-core vaccines for cats?
The non-core vaccines for cats include Immunodeficiency, Infectious peritonitis, Chlamydia felis, Bordetella, and Leukemia. These vaccines may be recommended based on factors such as the cat’s lifestyle, geographic location, travel habits, and overall health.
How often does my pet need to be vaccinated?
The frequency of vaccinations depends on the type of vaccine and your pet's individual needs. Some vaccines require annual boosters, while others may only need to be given every three years. Your veterinarian will determine the appropriate vaccination schedule for your pet.
Are vaccines safe for my pet?
Yes, vaccines are generally considered safe for pets. However, like with any medical procedure, there is a small risk of side effects. Your veterinarian will discuss any potential risks with you before administering any vaccinations.