Why Should I Vaccinate My Pet?

Aug 14 2017

Are you asking yourself, “Why should I vaccinate my pet?”

  • Vaccinations are the key fighter against many viral and bacterial infections in pets.
  • Millions of dog & cat lives have been saved through vaccines.
  • Vaccines are safe and well-tolerated by most pets.
  • Vaccines help your pet live a longer, healthier and happier life!

Vaccinations are highly important while pets are puppies or kittens when their young immune systems are developing and need protection to stay healthy. Keeping your pet up to date as they age on their scheduled vaccines is VITAL to their health and growth, the health of all pets and even the people in our community.

During an appointment, veterinarians will provide you with vaccine education, discuss the scheduling of booster shots (if necessary for puppies and kittens) and discuss the need to return annually or on a set schedule. Our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s history, lifestyle and other factors (location/ where you go like dog parks, where you travel, etc…) and determine a proper vaccination guideline and schedule.

Some of the main vaccines required/recommended for dogs

  • Rabies - Rabies is required by state law.
  • Distemper
  • Parvo
  • Lyme
  • Leptospirosis
  • Bordetella “Kennel Cough” (we require dogs boarding with us be current on Bordetella vaccine)
  • Canine Flu

Some of the main vaccines required/recommended in cats

  • Rabies - Rabies is required by state law.
  • Feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia (FVRCP) “Distemper”
  • Feline Leukemia
  • Feline Leukemia
  • Feline IV (FIV)
  • Bordetella “Kennel Cough” (we require cats boarding with us be current on Bordetella vaccine)