Vaccines and regular health exams are key preventive care measures and are critical to the well-being of your pets to help protect them from potentially deadly infectious diseases.
The process of immunization against disease begins in your pet’s body as a result of receiving vaccines, usually by injection.
VCA veterinarians recommend:
- Giving core vaccines to dogs (distemper, canine adenovirus, parvovirus and rabies, leptospirosis)
- Other vaccines, such as lyme, influenza and bordetella may also be recommended based on your dog's needs
- Giving core vaccines to cats (panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and rabies)
- Starting a vaccine program between 6 and 9 weeks of age to begin proper lifelong protection
- Giving vaccines every 3-4 weeks until a pet reaches 15 to 17 weeks of age. This time interval allows for maximum immune response and, therefore, the best protection
- Boostering pets one year after the puppy or kitten hood vaccines
- Vaccinating thereafter every 1 to 3 years (or as recommended by your VCA veterinarian) depending on a pet's lifestyle and risk factors
We make preventing disease easy. Our Preventive Care Clinics are offered on certain day(s) and times during the week to allow us to focus on the preventive care needs of our patients during those times. If it is time for your pets' vaccinations, then request an appointment today during one of our Preventive Care Clinics and take advantage of our offer.
Call us today to inquire about same day appointment.