In Home Pet Vaccinations

Does your vet make house calls? City Pets in Manhattan will. In the age of COVID, many vets have started visiting pet homes instead of the pets visiting them. In-home veterinary care offers many advantages for the busy pet owner. Many procedures, like a basic check-up and vaccinations, can be done as a house call.

Here is more information about the in-home pet vaccines offered by City Pets, the premier house call vets of NYC.


Rabies Vaccine

Many places, including the State of New York, require all pet dogs, cats, and ferrets over four months old to get a rabies vaccine.

First Vaccines

Puppies and kittens are prone to getting sick when they are weaned. They should get their first shots when they are about eight weeks old. They usually need boosters every two months until they are fully vaccinated. Veterinary services via house call help reduce young pets’ risk of being exposed to a deadly disease before they are fully vaccinated.

Core Vaccines

There are two main types of pet vaccines: core and non-core. Core vaccines are essential. For dogs, the core vaccines are rabies, distemper, parvovirus, canine hepatitis (also called adenovirus type 1), and kennel cough (also called adenovirus type 2). Core vaccines for cats include feline distemper, calicivirus, feline herpesvirus 1, and rabies.

Non-core Vaccines

Other vaccines, such as the vaccine for Lyme disease, are not essential for every pet. It’s best to check with your vet to see what serious health problems have flared up in your area. Other non-core vaccines include leptospirosis, canine influenza, Bordetella, feline leukemia, chlamydia, and tetanus.

Vaccines for Travel

Pets that are traveling are required to have a current vaccination certificate. Many kennels or dog boarding facilities will only allow vaccinated pets inside the premises.

Getting Vaccines at Home

Going to the vet can be a stressful time for an animal. They go to a strange place with strange smells and suddenly get jabbed with needles. In-home vet care takes some of the stress away from your pets. Pets are in their safe place. They know where to hide if it all becomes too much. Favorite treats are ready at hand to help make getting vaccines a more pleasant experience.

Still Have Questions? Call Us Today

If you have questions about getting pet vaccines at your home and you live in Manhattan, give City Pets a call today at (212) 581-7387.

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