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A quick shot now can prevent your pet from contracting a myriad of serious, and potentially fatal, diseases later. Vaccinations work by exposing your pet’s immune system to a small and therefore harmless amount of the potentially dangerous disease. This gives the immune system a chance to “practice” fighting the disease, by creating special antibodies. If the pet ever encounters the disease again in the environment, their immune system will be prepared.

Our veterinary team will assist you in choosing the appropriate vaccinations for your pet based on their lifestyle and risk of exposure. For example, if you travel often and board your dog in a kennel when you are gone, a vaccination against kennel cough may be more relevant for you than to other clients, or if you are taking a pet abroad, certain vaccinations may be necessary depending on your destination.

Here are some core vaccinations we recommend for all dogs:

  • Parvovirus
  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Rabies

Here are some core vaccinations we recommend for all cats:

  • Distemper
  • Calcivirus
  • Viral Rhinotracheitis
  • Rabies

Here is a list of vaccines that may benefit your dog depending on their unique lifestyle, which your vet may or may not recommend:

  • Bordetella (kennel cough)
  • Canine Influenza
  • Lyme disease
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rattlesnake Vaccine

Depending on your cat’s unique lifestyle, your vet may or may not recommend the Feline Leukemia vaccine.

We know that some owners may be concerned about over-vaccinating their pets. On the other hand, we all want your beloved pets to be protected from diseases. We encourage you to please voice your concerns to our veterinary team, and we will give you our best advice, based on years of experience, to help you make the best decision for your best furry friend.