Vaccines: An Obligation for Dogs and Cats

Pet owners are responsible for the administration of vaccines that must be administered throughout their lives.

The health of who our life partners are is a primary and mandatory matter. Beyond the different ailments that dogs and cats can present throughout their lives, it is also necessary to consider that vaccines are a good measure to avoid contagion with other species, including humans.

For these reasons, the owner or owner of the pet must be the number responsible for its administration, as well as keeping an order of all the vaccines he has received in his life.

If for the first time you have a dog or a cat and you do not know the vaccination schedule, here we leave you with a complete guide for your pet to continue with a healthy and happy life.


For dogs there are basically two vaccines. One is the so-called Octuple that protects from 8 diseases that are very common: Distémper, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Adenovirus II, Hepatitis Infects (AdenoI), Letospira (2 strains) and Coronavirus.

This vaccine is generally administered between 7 to 8 weeks of puppy’s life. Then a booster of this vaccine is applied, except for Leptospirosis, which protects for 6 months. It is applied every 21 days. The vaccine is repeated until the puppy is 6 months old and then administered annually.

The second vaccine is the rabies vaccine that must be given to all dogs older than 6 months due to the regulation of rabies prevention in both animals and humans. This vaccine is also administered once a year throughout the life of the dog.


To protect our beloved cats, 3 vaccines should be applied. One of them is the Triple Feline vaccine that protects from three diseases: Feline Viral Rhinotrachetitis, Feline Calcivirus, Feline Panleukopenia.

This should be applied at 2, 3, and 12 months of age, and then every year.

The second vaccine is that it protects against Feline Leukemia and must be administered at 4 and 5 months of age, 12 months after the second dose and then every one year.

As in the dog, the rabies vaccine should also be administered. It is applied at 6 months and then once a year throughout the life of the feline.

Just like feeding, caring for or playing with our dogs and cats, vaccinations are also a key part of responsible pet ownership. In addition, before vaccinating, you should go to the vet to do a checkup on your dog and cat.

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