Pet Vaccinations on Maui
Pet vaccinations are a high-benefit preventative medicine procedure that keeps cats’ and dogs’ immune systems healthy and ready to defend against viruses and bacteria. Vaccines are low-risk, highly beneficial, and take only a few moments once a year, or even every few years, depending on the type of vaccine. At Home Animal Hospital in Maui recommends all pet owners keep their pets’ vaccination schedules current to prevent virulent and painful diseases from sickening their beloved pets -- Or worse, possibly spreading those diseases to their human family members.
Our veterinary clinic in Kahului recommends and promotes annual vaccinations for dogs and cats, as well as other preventative medical procedures, to keep your Maui pets healthy.
Pet vaccinations for Dogs on Maui
Vaccinations for pets can be divided in core and non-core vaccinations.
Core pet vaccinations are those deemed essential by veterinary medicine experts to prevent the most contagious and deadly pathogens. The following are core vaccines recommended for all dogs in Maui by our veterinary hospital:
- Canine Hepatitis
- Canine Parvovirus
Non-core pet vaccines may be recommended for some pets that frequently travel outside of Hawaii, go camping, fishing, visit dog parks or go into pet boarding.
A few examples of non-core dog vaccines recommended by our veterinarians if your pet has extra risk factors:
- Borrelia Burgdorferi
Vaccinations for Cats in our Kahului Veterinary Clinic
These are core cat vaccinations recommended for all cats:
- Feline Distemper
- Rhinotracheitis (Feline Herpes Virus Type I)
- Feline Calicivirus
Some examples of non-core cat vaccines that our animal clinic in Kahului might recommend if your cat has specific risk factors:
- Feline Leukemia
Indoor and outdoor cats may have different vaccination requirements, as would any pets who have special health concerns that affect their immune systems. One of our Maui veterinarians will assess your pet’s individual health and lifestyle factors to ensure that your pet receives exactly those vaccinations he or she needs for the best immunity.
Pet Vaccinations for Puppies and Kittens
Puppies and kittens enjoy immunity from many diseases from their mothers after their birth. This immunity only lasts for the first six to eight weeks and after this they become extremely vulnerable to infections, viruses and contagious diseases. Because of this At Home Animal Hospital in Kahului strongly urges pet owners to start their pets on an initial vaccination schedule beginning at 7 to 8 weeks of age.