Dog and Cat Vaccinations in Altadena, CA

Dog and Cat Vaccinations in Altadena

At Altadena Pet Hospital, we provide comprehensive dog and cat vaccinations to help keep your companion in the best health possible. Having your pet vaccinated is vitally important to their lifelong health and well-being. Over the course of your pet’s life, they could come in contact with various viruses and diseases, but with vaccines, they can have an additional layer of protection. That’s why we recommend that vaccinations be part of your pet’s annual preventive care regimen.

Puppy playing outside after receiving dog vaccinations

Customizing Your Dog or Cat’s Vaccination Plan

We believe that providing customized medical care is in your pet’s best interest. Because every pet has their own specific healthcare needs and lifestyle issues, there isn’t one set vaccination schedule that’ll work for all animals. Instead, your dog or cat’s vaccination schedule will be based on a variety of factors including age, health status, activity level, and risk of exposure. When you bring your dog or cat in for their wellness examination, we’ll discuss these factors with you to determine the best course of action. Our veterinarians will then recommend a disease prevention and vaccination program that’s perfectly suited to their needs.

We encourage our clients to bring puppies and kittens in soon after you welcome them into your family. It’s important to start your pet on a vaccination schedule while they’re still young. Most puppies and kittens require up to four months of vaccinations plus a de-worming program. Vaccine boosters are given as needed for the duration of your pet’s life.


Are you wondering if your cat and dog's vaccinations are up to date? Call us at
(626) 798-0738 or fill out our online form today!  

Core and Non-Core Dog and Cat Vaccines

Your dog or cat’s vaccination schedule will be tailored using a combination of core and non-core vaccines. A core vaccine is one that is considered to be essential for all pets. The following are the core vaccines that we recommend for dogs and cats:

Core Dog Vaccines:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Parvovirus
  • Bordetella (kennel cough)
  • Coronavirus

Core Cat Vaccines:

  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
  • Feline leukemia
  • Herpes virus
  • Respiratory complex
Kittens laying together before receiving cat vaccinations

Non-core vaccines are dog and cat vaccinations that may or may not be recommended based on your pet’s specific lifestyle and healthcare needs. For example, if your dog regularly enjoys outdoor activities with you, such as camping or hiking, we’ll likely recommend that they be vaccinated against Lyme disease.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment about dog and cat vaccinations, we encourage you to call us at (626) 798-0738 or fill out our online form. We believe that well-educated pet owners are by far the best pet owners, so we’re happy to chat with you about meeting your pet’s healthcare needs.