Core vaccines are those considered most important for animal wellness, whereas non-core vaccines are those recommended depending on a variety of factors. These factors include your pet’s lifestyle, breed, age, genetics, health history, location, and exposure to other pets that may carry disease. All of these situations can affect your pet’s risk for infection. While the types of vaccinations your pet requires depends on the type of pet you have, most young animals require a series of pet vaccinations because they are vulnerable and can easily catch disease.
Vaccinations for young pets typically begin when they are 8 weeks old and are scheduled every 4 weeks, with the final injections given when they are around 16 weeks old.