Pet Vaccinations in Schuylkill Haven
At Vetcetera, we take a proactive approach to veterinary health care. Part of this philosophy includes protecting your pet’s health by making sure they are immunized against commonly contracted diseases. It’s also important to keep pet vaccinations current, normally with yearly boosters.
We recommend the rabies vaccination for both dogs and cats, administering the initial series during puppy or kitten stage, followed by a booster shot after a year. Regular booster shots should be given to keep the immunization effective. Rabies is a devastating disease, and even if your pet is an indoor animal, there’s always a slight chance they could be bitten by a rabid animal if they accidentally got out. Not only are you protecting your pet, but you’re protecting family members who could also be bitten should your pet become infected.
The core pet vaccinations recommended for dogs include DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and parainfluenza), leptospirosis and coronavirus. Bordetella is also highly recommended for dogs that visit dog parks, grooming salons, or boarding kennels, to protect them from contracting kennel cough.
Cats should receive the FVRCCP core pet vaccination (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, chlamydia and panleukopenia). Also, if your cat is an outdoor pet, or will come in contact with other cats, the vet may also recommend the FelV vaccine to protect them from feline leukemia.
Are Pet Vaccinations Safe?
Many pet owners in Schuylkill Haven wonder if pet vaccinations are safe, or even necessary. At Vetcetera, we know from experience how important it is to vaccinate pets against these often life threatening diseases. Taking a proactive approach to pet wellness with pet vaccinations prevents illnesses such as parvovirus and distemper. Treating these conditions is far more expensive and inconvenient than the time and money it costs to prevent illnesses with vaccination. You’re also protecting your pet from the discomfort and misery that comes with illness. Furthermore, if detected too late, these diseases can be a death sentence for your family pet. Please protect your pet’s well-being with the gift of pet vaccination.
If you have questions about pet vaccinations, or just want to schedule an appointment, give us a call today at (570) 345-3250
Find us at:
Pet Healthcare Centre
35 Browns Road
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972