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Preventative care is an important aspect in maintaining your pet’s health. Proper vaccination is vital in protecting them against harmful diseases.
We believe that preventative care is one of the most important aspects of maintaining your pet’s health. There are a variety of diseases that affect animals, so proper vaccination of your pet is vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses to which they are susceptible to.
Dogs will need to have had a distemper/parvo combination shot, bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine, rabies vaccine, Influenza vaccine, heartworm check, and negative fecal.
Cats must have received a distemper combination (calicivirus, panleukopenia, and rhinotracheitis) vaccine, rabies, and negative fecal. In addition, all feline patients that go outdoors or that are exposed to an outdoor cat, must have a current negative feline leukemia (FeLV)/FIV test or have an up-to-date leukemia vaccine. All indoor cats with no outdoor exposure need to have a documented negative FeLV/FIV test at some point after they were 12 weeks of age.
Vaccinations are vital to the health and protection of your pet, and serve as a preventive measure in combating viral diseases like Parvovirus, Parainfluenza virus, Distemper, Lyme, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus, and Rabies.
Vaccinations are particularly important for puppies, kittens, and other young animals that have immature immune systems. Veterinary vaccinations generally begin at 6-8 weeks of age and then boostered throughout your pet’s life depending on the vaccine. Our doctors will determine the appropriate vaccination plan for your pet.
Vaccines help to combat diseases by exposing the pet's immune system to inactive or small amounts of a particular form of bacteria or virus. Vaccines are administered through a subcutaneous injection (under the skin), orally, or intra-nasally, depending on the vaccine.
Vaccinations are accompanied by a consultation and examination with our veterinarians to make certain that your pet's condition is stable enough to receive them. Proper and timely administration is necessary to ensure optimal protection.