What Vaccines Are For
Vaccines are substances that will trigger an immune response in your pet to help it fight any infections that might arise in the future.
A vaccine stimulates the pet’s immune system to make antibodies that can identify organisms that cause disease. When your pet is immunized, it gains immunity that will prevent diseases or lessen their severity.
Typically we will give puppies and kittens shots that are spaced out about 3-4 weeks apart, with the final vaccinations being administered when the animal reaches the age of 4 months. Each animal is different and will have different vaccination requirements, which the vet will determine after an examination and consultation with you.
The Importance of Vaccinations
Did you know that it’s important to vaccinate your cat or dog at different life stages? It begins when you bring your pet puppy or kitten in for a wellness check. Some vaccines are required by law, including rabies. Most vaccinations will give your pet sufficient immunity for a few years, but others may need to be administered more frequently.
We will be happy to work out a customized schedule with our vet for immunizing your dog or cat.
Dog Vaccines Offered at East Galloway Animal Clinic
Canines are subject to diseases just as people are, and just as we get vaccines to maintain our health, all dogs should get their vaccinations too. The following list of vaccines is recommended from our vets for your beloved pet dog:
Vaccinations help ensure that pets do not come down with easily preventable diseases. Your feline has a better chance of thriving once it has been vaccinated for protection against various illnesses. Our vets recommend that you obtain the following vaccines to keep your cat healthy:
* Feline calicivirus
* Herpesvirus (FHV-1)
Make an Appointment with to get your pet vaccinated today
It’s clear that getting vaccinated is essential for the long-term health of your pet. If you have any questions about our vaccination services or are ready to make an appointment , please contact Quiet Waters Animal Hospital at (954) 571-7774 today.