Pet Vaccinations

Vaccination is crucial for preventing the spread of contagious and potentially deadly diseases in pets. By stimulating the immune system to produce protective antibodies, vaccines help pets develop immunity against common pathogens such as rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and more.

Vaccination not only protects individual pets from serious illness but also contributes to community immunity, reducing the overall risk of disease transmission. It's a simple and effective way to safeguard the health and well-being of pets and animals, preventing unnecessary suffering and saving lives.


Recommended Vaccines for Dogs and Cats

Is your pet current on their vaccines? If not, we’d certainly recommend it.

When you walk into your house after a day at work, do you consider how many diseases might have hitched a ride on your shoes, hands, or clothes? Staying indoors does not guarantee safety for our animal companions, and both dogs and cats can be at risk for infection, anytime.

Here are the most common vaccines we commonly recommend for both dogs and cats:

Essential Canine Vaccinations

  • Rabies
  • Parvovirus
  • Distemper virus
  • Adenovirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Canine respiratory disease complex (kennel cough)

Essential Feline Vaccines

  • Rabies
  • Calcivirus, Herpesvirus, and Rhinotracheitis-causing Viruses
  • Panleukopenia
  • Leukemia

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Parasite Preventon is also key!

Humans can be affected by parasites,too! We’re conscious of your pet’s health affecting your family, which is why we keep a close eye on our patients’ exposure and risk of parasite infections.

Common zoonotic (infections that can transmit between humans and animals) include:

  • Fleas: parasites that transmit itchy bites (and sometimes diseases) from animal to animal
  • Heartworms: caused by a parasite transmitted through mosquito bites. Prevention is far simpler and less costly than treatment, so having your pet on heartworm preventatives year round and annual testing is standard care.
  • Ticks: parasites that draw blood and spread diseases
  • Ringworm: a fungal infection of the skin
  • Scabies: mange mites that infect the skin
  • Hookworms: parasites causing skin disease cutaneous larval migrans
  • Roundworms: parasites causing visceral larval migrans
  • Leptospirosis: bacterial infection of the kidneys
  • Giardia: an infection that causes gastrointestinal diarrhea disease
  • Staph: bacterial skin infections

We also offer a convenient online pharmacy where you can get your pet's medications delivered right to your door.