vaccinations

Vaccinations

There are many conditions out there that may cause a pet’s health to deteriorate. Fortunately, vaccinations provide a trusted line of defense against such conditions. By offering core vaccines, as well as non-core vaccines, we can help protect your pet from infectious disease and keep not only your pet safe but the rest of the pet community too. 

All pets are different in their own unique ways, which is why a Family Pet Clinic we offer personalized vaccination plans to fit your pet’s needs. Our team is highly knowledgeable in prevention through vaccination and can customize a plan that will be best for your pet’s species, lifestyle, age and health conditions. 

 

Core Vaccines are highly recommended for all pets regardless of lifestyle and age. 

Core Canine Vaccines

  • DHPP vaccination prevents against four diseases: distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza. Almost all dogs will be exposed to at least one of these four diseases, making this vaccination very important. 
  • Rabies vaccination prevents dogs from contracting rabies, a deadly disease to both animals and humans. This vaccine is required by law. 

Core Feline Vaccines

  • FVRCP vaccination Protects against feline distemper (cat-only), which can result in painful damage to the nervous system, gastrointestinal infections, and even death. 
  • Rabies vaccination prevents cats from contracting rabies, a deadly disease to both animals and humans. This vaccine is required by law. 

Non-core vaccines are based on your pet’s age, lifestyle, health, and risk of exposure. 

Non-core Canine Vaccines

  • Bordetella vaccination This vaccine protects against kennel cough, a very contagious condition that results in a dry throat and awful hacking cough that can last longer than a month. 
  • Leptospirosis vaccination protects against a bacterial disease that is spread through the urine of infected animals, which can get into water or soil and survive for weeks and sometimes even months. This disease can be spread from dogs to humans.
  • Lyme vaccination protects against diseases from a specific species of tick. 
  • Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) vaccination prevents the spread of the flu in dogs.

Non-core Feline Vaccines

  • FeLV vaccination Prevents cats from getting Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. 

Vaccines for pets work in the same way that they do for humans. The vaccine exposes the body to extremely low and harmless levels of the disease organisms. The exposure is safe and controlled, but it allows the immune system to build antigens against the disease. Thus, when the body comes in contact with the actual virus, the antigens can protect the body from it. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your pet’s vaccine recommendations, please do not hesitate to reach out to us and ask us questions.

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