Pet Vaccinations in Maynard

Vaccinations not only protect your pet but also protect you, as vaccines prevent diseases that can be passed between animals as well as humans.

Pet Vaccinations

Vaccines prevent many illnesses by stimulating the immune system’s production of antibodies that identify and destroy disease-causing organisms that enter the body. Our veterinary team is here to help determine the appropriate vaccines for your pet based on lifestyle and life stage.

Diseases that are common in wildlife (rabies and distemper) can easily infect unvaccinated pets. In many regions, local or state ordinances require certain vaccinations for household pets. The main vaccination needed for pets in Massachusetts is a rabies shot.

This vaccine must be administered between three and six months of age and then annually thereafter to maintain immunity. Cats require routine vaccinations against feline distemper, calicivirus, and rhinotracheitis. Core vaccinations for dogs, in addition to the necessary rabies shot, include canine distemper, hepatitis, and parvovirus, which are all administered together in a DHPP vaccination. A parainfluenza vaccine is also included in the primary vaccine in addition to those against these three illnesses.