What Immunizations Does My Pet Need?


Just like humans, pets also need to be kept up-to-date on their vaccines. August is National Immunization Awareness Month and we are talking all about the important ways you can help to keep your pet protected from many different illnesses.

Pet vaccinations are crucial in protecting your furry friends from the most common pet illnesses. Without proper vaccinations, pets are left vulnerable to preventable ailments that can devastate their respiratory, gastrointestinal and immune systems.

Here is the list of immunizations that we offer at University Animal Hospital:


Core Vaccines

  • Rabies (required by county law)
  • Da2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus/Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus

Elective/Lifestyle Vaccines

  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
  • Leptospirosis
  • Influenza (H3N2 and H3N8)


Core Vaccines

  • Rabies (not required by county law)


  • FeLV

The frequency with which you should update your pet’s immunizations depends on factors like lifestyle, species, age and medical history. Some vaccines should be administered on a yearly basis, whereas others are only needed every three years. To learn what is best for your dog or cat, contact University Animal Hospital at 480-968-9275.