Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an important aspect of your dog and cat's health. Many diseases and conditions can be prevented with modern vaccines and protocols. Our immunization programs are based around the most current research and guidelines. Your veterinarian will discuss with you the recommended vaccination protocol, then provide the necessary immunizations and booster shots for your pet's age, environment and risk level.

Immunizations are one of the best tools we have available for the prevention of contagious diseases. The key to using dog/cat vaccines appropriately is to determine which diseases your pet may be at risk for, then vaccinate for those diseases no more than necessary.

We believe that our balanced approach to pet vaccines is the best way to protect your pet from disease and minimize the risk of an adverse reaction to a vaccine. Your pet's vaccinations usually begin between 6 - 8 weeks of age, right about the time kittens and puppies begin to lose the natural immunity transferred from their mothers.

We provide core vaccines for puppies, such as the combination vaccine; Distemper, Hepatitis, Adenovirus, Parainufluenza, Parvo Virus and also Rabies when they are 16 weeks of age, and for cats the core vaccines we offer are for Panleukopenia, Calici Virus and Rhinotracheaitis as well as Leukemia.

We'll explain why these vaccines are necessary, and what vaccines you should consider once your pet - whether dog or cat - becomes an adult.