Vaccinations are an essential part of ensuring your pet’s health and preventing the contraction of serious diseases that can lead to suffering, expensive cars, and even death. Some of these diseases also carry risks to humans, making them a danger to everyone in the home. You can protect your beloved pet from many serious conditions by keeping them on a regular vaccination schedule.

Primary Dog Vaccinations

The most common dog vaccinations that should be regularly scheduled include:

  • Rabies: A fatal disease contracted through bites from an affected animal.
  • Distemper: A disease that is airborne and can lead to severe brain damage.
  • Parvovirus: A viral infection that leads to severe vomiting, bloody stools, and even fatality if not treated.
  • Bordetella: An upper respiratory infection that can be contracted from exposure to other animals carrying it. This vaccine is even more critical when dogs are regularly boarded.
  • Leptospirosis: A disease transmitted through contact with infected animal urine.

Primary Cat Vaccinations

The most common vaccinations that should be regularly scheduled for your cat include:

  • Rabies: This vaccine is especially recommended for cats that spend time outdoors.
  • Feline Leukemia: A fatal feline disease that is the second most prevalent cause of death among cats.
  • FVRCP: This combination vaccine protects against three possibly fatal airborne diseases, including calicivirus, panleukopenia, and rhinotracheitis.

Optional Dog Vaccinations

Cat & Dog Vaccinations in Longwood, FL

There are also optional pet vaccinations outside of the core group that your veterinarian may recommend depending on the lifestyle of your pet, the area or environment they live, or other factors that may put them at a higher risk for contraction.

  • Lyme: A potentially fatal disease that can be contracted by tick bites.
  • Canine Influenza: A flu that can be fatal to your dog if not treated in a timely manner.

All cats and dogs in the state are required to be vaccinated by four months of age and every 12 months after. Your veterinarian will discuss the vaccination schedule for other vaccines at your office visit.

Need to get your pet protected and up-to-date on their vaccinations? Contact us today to schedule your appointment.