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Vaccinations

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Is your pet due for their annual vaccinations?

Some vaccines are required more frequently depending on your pet’s lifestyle. Vaccinating your pet against infectious diseases is one of the most important aspect of pet health care.

Proper pet vaccination can spare your pets from such potentially deadly diseases as Rabies, Distemper, and Feline Leukemia.

What kind of vaccination should be given to a puppy?

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Puppies need a vaccine to prevent four common viral disease; distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza and parvovirus (DAPP). This vaccine should be given 2 or 3 times until they reach 4 months or age.

Then rabies vaccination should be given when they are 4 months or older. There are two other vaccinations against leptospira and bordetella which are given based on a dog activity.

At Vellore Village Pet Hospital we try to prevent over-vaccination, by giving your pet vaccines that will help them the most.

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What kind of pet vaccination should be given to a kitten?

Kittens need a vaccine to prevent three common viral diseases; rhinotracheitis, calici and panleukopenia ( FvRCP) . This vaccine should be given 2 or 3 time until they reach 4 months or age.

Then rabies pet vaccination should be given when they are 4 months or older. It is highly recommended to give leukemia vaccination to all kittens who are adopted from a shelter or if there is no history of their mother’s vaccination.

At Vellore Village Pet Hospital we try to prevent over vaccination, , by giving your pet vaccines that will help them the most.

What type of pet vaccination an adult dog (or an adult cat) needs?

Vaccines clearly represent one of the best health care values for animals. Yet, it is inappropriate to assume that every dog (and every cat) should be inoculated annually against each of the infection for which a vaccine is licensed.

Pet vaccination requires a medical decision based on reasonable knowledge of the patient’s risk of exposure, life style, and stage of life.

Types of virus your pet could be susceptible to:

Distemper
Attacks the respiratory system and nervous system, and if not treated, it can cause serious damage, and even death.

Parvo Virus
Attacks the intestinal system and can cause vomiting and diarrhea, so severe that it can be fatal. This disease is preventable with proper vaccines.

Leptospirosis
Affects the kidneys and liver and can cause severe pain and suffering.

Rabies
Infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death.

Bordetella (or kennel cough)
Targets the trachea and bronchi and is commonly diagnosed by a dry cough. It is similar to whooping cough in kids, but not contagious to people, luckily.

At Vellore Village Pet Hospital we try to prevent over vaccination, by giving as low number of vaccine as possible.

Vaccinations must be re-administered periodically to protect your pets from diseases and keep them healthy for a lifetime.

We can help you determine a schedule for your pet vaccination. Please call: 905-303-0322.