Vaccines FAQs

At Northern Veterinary Associates of Ishpeming, MI, our mission is to keep pets healthy and happy. We offer a complete range of veterinary services to meet the needs of all types of pets. Our veterinary services include emergency care, microchipping, surgery, dog training, preventative care, and more. A crucial aspect of a pet's preventative care is vaccinations. Vaccinations are an easy and cost-effective way to protect your pets from many kinds of lethal illnesses. At Northern Veterinary Associates in Ishpeming, we provide the vaccines your pets need to live a healthy and happy life.

Pets are dependent on us for companionship and the care they need. That's why it's essential to ensure your pet maintains a regular vaccination schedule for optimal health care.

Vaccines FAQs

Why Should I Get My Pet Vaccinated?

Vaccinations help protect the pet from different types of diseases, some of which can be fatal. Each vaccine is designed to offer protection against a specific kind of disease. When a pet receives a vaccination, its body is exposed to a weakened form of the disease, helping to develop antibodies. This process creates immunity to that particular disease, allowing for better protection against it. Keep in mind that certain illnesses do not have a cure, so the only way to protect your pet is through preventative care such as vaccinations.

How Often Do Pets Require Vaccinations?

Each type of pet has unique requirements for vaccinations. At Northern Veterinary Associates, we can provide you with a schedule for vaccinations. Younger pets tend to need more frequent vaccinations as their bodies have not developed antibodies for many types of illnesses. At Northern Veterinary Associates, we are experienced in providing all forms of vaccinations cats or dogs may need.

What Vaccinations Does My Pet Need?  

Some core vaccinations must be given to the pet, while optional vaccinations might be required based on the pet's environment. Core vaccines for dogs and cats include vaccinations for distemper, rabies, feline leukemia, and parvovirus. If your dog is going to be boarded in a kennel, certain vaccinations may be recommended. At Northern Veterinary Associates, our veterinary staff will be glad to guide you on core and non-core vaccinations.

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For proper preventative care for your pet, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a veterinary exam. From there, we can assess your animal's health and daily activities to recommend the vaccination schedule that's right for it. At Northern Veterinary Associates in Ishpeming, we are dedicated to providing pets the vet care they need to live long and healthy lives. To learn more about how our veterinary care can benefit your pet, contact us today. 

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