New York Pet Vaccination Laws
The Importance of Keeping Our Pets Vaccinated
Like humans, pets are susceptible to life-threatening diseases that are difficult to treat. These diseases can be easily managed by receiving regular vaccinations. We suggest protecting your pet’s long term health by investing in a regular vaccination schedule. At Central Animal Hospital, our objective is to promote the health of your pets and the health of our community by reducing the possibility of communicable diseases between animals.
How Regular Vaccines Help Protect Your Pet
The New York vaccination law mandates that all domestic ferrets, cats, and dogs receive rabies immunizations. Because rabies can be spread through the saliva of wild, undomesticated animals to house pets, it is the only effective, preventive solution that has been well-researched to date. Your pet should receive its second rabies vaccination within one year of receiving the first dosage. It is then mandatory to administer a booster shot every one to three years. Our health care team will send reminders to keep your pet updated on vaccines when your furry friend is due for a visit.
Along with rabies shots we suggest core vaccinations. For cats, this includes feline distemper, calicivirus and herpes. For canines, we suggest parvovirus, parainfluenza, distemper, and hepatitis. Most of these vaccines will be administered initially then later followed by booster updates. Another core vaccine is Bordetella, a virus that causes kennel cough. Any dog who is groomed, boarded, or comes into contact with other dogs at a dog park should receive this vaccination.
Once your pet’s vaccine is complete, we will provide a rabies tag and health certificate for your pet, as proof of vaccination.
Ready to get your pets updated with vaccines? We look forward to seeing you at our office soon!