Why Vaccines are Important
Young animals are like kids–it’s a never-ending job to keep them safe and happy. Vaccinating your pet is a relatively inexpensive but very important way to protect his or her health. 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 important to administer vaccinations when pets are puppies and kittens because their young immune systems are still developing and need protection to stay healthy.
While any medical treatment involves some degree of risk, in the case of vaccinations, the benefits far outweigh any potential side effects. Adverse reactions are rare and usually mild and short-term when they do occur.
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)
Canine & Feline Vaccines
All Pets Animal Clinic carries canine and feline vaccines that we have researched and are proud to use. TruCan Canine Vaccines and PureVax Feline Vaccines are top-notch pet vaccines that give pets trusted protection from dangerous diseases while giving our doctors peace of mind knowing their patients receive nonadjuvanted, highly-purified vaccines.
Other non-core, but highly suggested vaccinations for cats include FeLV to protect against feline leukemia. For dogs, bordetella, lyme, and canine influenza shots are recommended if they frequent dog parks, or any place where they’re socializing with other canines.
It’s also important to note that even pets who live primarily indoors should be vaccinated, as they can still be exposed to a
Pet Vaccinations in Spirit Lake, IA
We provide top pet care and vaccinations. Get your pet vaccinated with AllPets Animal Clinic. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (712) 336-3647.