The Easiest Way to Update Your Pet’s Vaccines During National Immunization Awareness Month


The Easiest Way to Update Your Pet's Vaccines During National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and our veterinarians with Capital Home Veterinary Care are here to help raise awareness about the importance of vaccinating pets and making sure their vaccines are kept up to date.

Why Pet Vaccines Are So Important

Pet Vaccines are an essential part of your pet’s wellness and preventative care for several reasons.

  • Vaccines prevent serious diseases, many of which have no cure.
  • Vaccines protect your human family members from contracting zoonotic diseases from your pets.
  • Vaccines prevent your pet from suffering painful illnesses.
  • Certain vaccines are required by law.
  • Preventative care is less expensive than curative treatments for sick pets.
  • Vaccines prevent the spread of contagious diseases in the domestic and wild animals of the community.

How to Keep Your Pet's Vaccines Current

When to Vaccinate

Most puppies and kittens should receive their first vaccines between six and eight weeks. They then have frequent boosters throughout the first year of their lives. Adult pets typically receive boosters annually.

Which Vaccines Are Needed

Pet vaccines are divided into two categories: core vaccines and non-core vaccines. Core vaccines are legally required or recommended for all pets. Non-core vaccines are recommended individually based on each pet’s lifestyle and exposure risk.

Stick to Their Booster Schedule

Missing booster shots or delaying appointments for booster shots can result in your pet not being adequately protected, leaving them vulnerable to contracting a preventable disease.

The Easiest Way to Make Sure Your Pets Are Protected – Mobile Veterinary Care!


One of the main reasons why pets’ vaccine boosters lapse is because their owners don’t have time to bring them to the veterinary clinic or face challenges when it comes to transporting their pets to the veterinary clinic. When pet vaccine boosters lapse, however, it puts the health of your pets and family at serious risk.

Thankfully, there is a much easier way to get your pets the vaccines and other preventative care their need to stay healthy, and that’s mobile veterinary care. With Capital Home Veterinary Care, the veterinary clinic comes to you. With no need to transport your pet or find a time when you can be away from home, your pets can get the vaccines they need right on your doorstep.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, we welcome you to contact Capital Home Veterinary Care today.