Vaccinations

Vaccines

Vaccines keep diseases from bothering your pet.

Vaccinations are the best weapons against many viral and bacterial infections. It’s important to administer vaccinations while your pet is a puppy or kitten, when their young immune systems are still developing and need protection to stay healthy.

Vaccines are crucial for preventing canine distemper, parvovirus, bordetella, rabies and other diseases in dogs, and they prevent feline leukemia, feline distemper, rabies, upper respiratory infections and other diseases in cats. Pets that are more likely to be around rattlesnakes and ticks may require further medications and vaccinations to be fully protected. Your Las Tablas Animal Hospital veterinarian will discuss these additional risks in your pet’s consultation visit.

Las Tablas Animal Hospital is educated on the leptospirosis disease as well, and we are now recommending a new, safer vaccine for leptospirosis protection. We are happy to answer any questions about this new vaccination. In addition to the safer vaccine, at Las Tablas Animal Hospital, we also have rapid in-house leptospirosis testing that provides speedy results.

A Las Tablas Animal Hospital veterinarian will help you with every step of the vaccination process, including:

  • Pet examination and introductory vaccinations
  • Necessary booster shots
  • Vaccine education

At Las Tablas Animal Hospital, we offer progressive options for vaccination protocols. During your pet’s appointment, we will discuss alternative options to vaccines as well, including regular blood testing for protective antibodies. We will also automatically enroll you and your pet in a vaccination reminder program to remind you about necessary future care. Keeping your pet healthy and free from disease is a top priority at Las Tablas Animal Hospital, and we want to make disease protection as safe and easy for you and your pet as we can.

Schedule an appointment for a vaccination consultation/exam at Las Tablas Animal Hospital by calling (805) 357-9411.

Date

September 19, 2016