Vaccines & Deworming
What are vaccines and why are they recommended for my pet?
Vaccines & Deworming one of the most common services for your Pet.
It’s given to prevent the development of a specific infectious disease.
Vaccines act as a stimulus to your pet’s immune system causing it; to produce antibodies capable of protecting your pet against that specific disease.
A program of vaccine suitable for your dog or cat is highly recommended; by veterinarians, which varies depending on the lifestyle of your pet.
Your pet’s risk of exposure to infectious diseases is also a factor, as vaccines will keep your pet safe in case of an outbreak.
Why are vaccines given in a series for puppies and kittens?
Puppies and kittens need vaccinations to stimulate their immune system; as soon as the protective level of antibodies they received from the mother’s milk has disappeared from their bloodstream.
Each injection in the initial series of vaccinations increases the antibody level of the blood to a higher level.
What are the core vaccines required for dogs?
DHP-Parvo vaccine, which is an annual vaccine to prevent four diseases which are Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvo.
Distemper is a highly contagious viral disease that attacks the dog’s organs and nervous system.
Hepatitis affects the liver and can cause loss of vision. Parainfluenza is a respiratory virus that presents symptoms of coughing.
Parvo is a highly contagious virus, that attacks the intestinal tract and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy, it’s a very fatal disease.
Bordetella vaccine, which is also an annual vaccine to prevent kennel cough.
Kennel cough can be caught from boarding facilities and any area where your pet is coming into contact with other dogs. Kennel cough causes severe coughing and hacking.
Rabies vaccine, which is an annual vaccine for the first rabies vaccine given and then is updated every 3 years after the first initial vaccine.
This vaccine is required to be updated by the city you reside in, it protects your pet from Rabies, which is a fatal viral disease that affects the central nervous system.
What are the core vaccines required for cats?
FVRCP vaccine, which is an annual vaccine and prevents 3 diseases.
Rhinotracheitis, which is triggered by the feline herpes virus and presents symptoms, like an upper respiratory infection.
Calicivirus/Chlamydia is an upper respiratory infection and affects the eyes and lungs.
Panleukopenia which is also known as distemper and is easily spread from one cat to another can cause high fever, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea.
FeLV vaccine, which is an annual vaccine that prevents feline leukemia. Feline leukemia is a retrovirus, that can replicate itself in many different tissue forms, such as salivary glands, bone marrow, and respiratory epithelium.
Rabies vaccine, which is an annual vaccine for cats. This vaccine is required to be updated by the city you reside in, it protects your pet from Rabies, which is a fatal viral disease that affects the central nervous system.