Vaccinating your pet is a relatively inexpensive but fundamental way to protect their health and the health of the larger community.

In addition to preventing many life-threatening illnesses, vaccinations can prevent diseases prevalent in wildlife and those that can be passed to humans. It’s essential to administer vaccinations when pets are puppies and kittens because their young immune systems are still developing and need protection to stay healthy.

Which vaccines should your pet have? “Core” vaccines are those recommended—and possibly mandated by law—for most pets. Core vaccines include:

  • Rabies (dogs and cats)
  • DA2PPV – Distemper, Hepatitis, Adenovirus 2, Parvo and Parainfluenza (dogs)
  • FVRCP – Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia (cats)

Other non-core but highly suggested cat vaccinations include FeLV to protect against feline leukemia. Bordetella and canine influenza shots are recommended for dogs who frequent dog parks, boarding kennels, or any place where they socialize with other canines.

We’ll work with you to determine the proper vaccinations for your pet based on their age, health, and lifestyle. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 657-656-3404.