Vaccines protect your pet from unseen dangers and allow them to live longer, healthier lives. Furthermore, it’s important to be conscious of the various diseases that could be lurking outside your door, and what you can do to safeguard your pet against them. Hefner Road Animal Hospital carries pet vaccinations for a wide range of animal diseases and can give your pet a custom vaccine plan that suits them best.
Why Pets Should Be Vaccinated at an Early Age
Since puppies' and kittens' immune systems are still developing, their disease resistance is low. Additionally, they often have intestinal parasites, which should be treated right away to prevent them from spreading to other animals (and in some cases, people). Treating and vaccinating your pet early gives them time to build up their immune systems and become much more resistant to illness. Ask your veterinarian about creating a vaccination timeline to keep your pet on track.
Puppy and Kitten Vaccine Packages
We offer affordable vaccine packages for puppies and kittens to help our clients know what their pet is receiving, and when they’ll need to see us for their next round of vaccines.
To learn more about our puppy and kitten packages or to request an appointment, give us a call today!
Know Your Pet’s Disease Threats
Rabies: Rabies is a viral disease that attacks the central nervous system, including the brain. It also progresses very quickly, making it one of the most fatal diseases your pet can get. Foxes, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, and bats are known to carry rabies.
Distemper: Canine distemper affects the respiratory system and can also be deadly if it isn’t treated right away. Feline distemper is also known as panleukopenia and affects the intestines.
Parvovirus: Canine parvovirus (or parvo) is extremely contagious among animals, causing symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, and weight loss. If your puppy shows any of these signs, seek treatment for them immediately.
Leptospirosis: Leptospirosis is caused by bacteria found in damp soil and standing water. It is a zoonotic disease, meaning humans can also become infected. Clinical signs include fever, muscle soreness, dehydration, lethargy, and vomiting.
Leukemia: Cats that go outside are at a much higher risk for leukemia, which is often carried by stray or feral cats. This disease damages the immune system and may even lead to cancer.
Vaccines We Can Provide for Your Pet
The doctors at Hefner Road Animal Hospital recommend bringing your pet in annually for their vaccinations, which include:
- Canine distemper
- Canine parvovirus
- Feline distemper