If you’re looking for a Veterinarian in Laurel, you don’t need to go through the hassle of Googling “veterinarian near me” to find one. The Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Animal Hospital in Laurel, NY can serve all of your veterinary care needs including pet vaccinations in general and cat vaccinations in particular.
At Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family they are. We are happy to administer core vaccinations to cats.
If you want to protect your kitty from other illnesses that commonly affect cats, we may also recommend adding non-core vaccinations. Naturally, the types of vaccines and timing of vaccines will depend on the individual pet and its circumstances. Our vet professionals are happy to work with you to determine the best frequency and schedule of vaccinations to keep your pet protected from preventable illnesses.
Why Are Pet Vaccinations Important?
As with humans, veterinary science has discovered many different immunizations that can help keep our animals from contracting or dying from preventable illnesses and conditions. Although no vaccines are one hundred percent effective in preventing illness, they can be a strong shield against certain diseases. When you vaccinate your pet, you give yourself and your pet the chance to enjoy many more years together. When something as simple as a quick shot can keep your furry loved one healthy and happy for longer, there’s no reason to delay seeing what immunizations your pet needs now and in the future.
Some vaccines are given on a regular schedule. Other vaccines may only be given if the animal has a risk of exposure to a specific illness. When you consult your veterinarian, they will let you know what vaccines you should give your pet and when would be the most appropriate timeframe for administering the vaccinations.
What Are the Potential Side Effects of Cat Vaccinations?
With most vaccines, we find that most cats have little to no side effects after receiving them. When cats do have side effects from vaccines, the symptoms tend to be mild, such as lethargic behavior, soreness in the area where they received the vaccine, and a fever. If your pet does develop side effects from vaccines, the side effects will usually dissipate after a brief period.
Give us a Call Today
If your cat is due for its immunization, don’t hesitate to call Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital at (631) 298-1177 to schedule an appointment in our Laurel, NY clinic or learn more!