Vaccinations for Your Pet

Vaccinations for your pets are a critical part of your pet’s health. Vaccinations can help prevent a variety of potentially deadly illnesses for your beloved pet. There are several critical vaccinations you should get for your pet.

Vaccinations for Dogs

Vaccines help save lives and protect your dog from illnesses such as Parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis, and rabies. According to the ASPCA, these are considered “core” vaccinations—essential for pet health. Vaccinations for other illnesses are dependent on your dog’s risk of exposure. These include vaccines for kennel cough, Lyme disease, and leptospirosis, a flu-like illness. Vaccinations for dogs are required for puppies starting around six to eight weeks of age and will likely be spread out over a period of time up to 16 weeks.

Vaccinations for Cats

Cats need vaccinations for feline distemper, feline calicivirus (a respiratory virus that also infects the nose, throat, and eyes). Feline herpes which can cause eye ulcers and other issues is also considered a core vaccine for cats. Rabies vaccinations are, of course, also required. Non-core vaccinations for cats include those for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), kennel cough, Chlamydophila felis which causes conjunctivitis and respiratory issues. In addition, vaccinations for feline leukemia virus is also non-core, but important. Kittens can receive vaccinations at ages six to eight weeks, and in intervals up to 16 weeks.

Which Vaccinations are Mandatory?

In Sedgwick County, all cats and dogs are required to have an annual or 3-year rabies vaccination from a veterinarian. While rabies is the only required vaccination, the team at Cimarron Animal Hospital recommends all core vaccines for pets to help protect against preventable and often fatal illnesses.

Wellness and Preventative Care

Cimarron Animal Hospital is dedicated to wellness and preventative care. Our team is ready to serve you and your pet as soon as they become part of your family. Contact our office to schedule an appointment for vaccinations as well as annual checkups for your beloved pet.

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  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accept new patients at this time.
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Our updated hours are:
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Thursday 8AM-Noon
Saturday - CLOSED starting March 28

Please call our office or email us at [email protected] with questions about your pets.

If you need to bring your pet in for emergency care:

  • Please call when you get to our clinic so we can help determine the best way to help you and your pets.  We ask that you remain in your car and we will come to you.
  • We are escorting pets from your car into our hospital for exams, treatments, and drop off appointments to minimize everyone’s human exposure.
  • We ask that all dogs be on a leash and all cats and exotic pets be in a proper pet carrier or pet taxi.
  • In instances where owners must be present, we ask that only one family member be present and that you wait in your car until we call to let you know your exam room is ready for you.

Thank you for your understanding and just know we are trying our best to help everyone get through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are following the AVMA and KVMA guidelines during this difficult time.

We are here for you and your family, and thank you for your patience and understanding.

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