Whether you are a new pet owner or you have owned pets for years, one thing is for certain – you know your pet needs vaccinations from time to time. What vaccinations the pet needs, and the frequency of those vaccinations, are questions that only a veterinarian can answer. Fortunately, as your Oklahoma City veterinarian, we are a great resource for information on pet vaccinations. We can help you understand what vaccinations your pet needs, and we can administer those vaccinations quickly and for a reasonable price!
Pet Vaccinations Are a Part of Pet Wellness
It can be easy to look at your dog or cat, particularly when they are young, and imagine them to be impervious to damage. They run endlessly, play, fall off of things and live the kind of rough and tumble life that would leave you in the hospital. But the truth is, pets are just as susceptible to disease as humans. There are specific diseases out there that can quickly ruin your pet’s health, and other diseases that can be fatal. Fortunately, there is a proven solution to prevent many of these diseases – vaccinations.
As your veterinarian, we want to encourage you to engage in practices that encourage wellness in your dog or cat, including annual wellness exams and scheduled vaccinations. Through just a little careful attention, we can ensure that your pet has every opportunity to live a long, healthy life.
We Can Administer All Types of Vaccinations
Not every pet needs every vaccinations. There are vaccinations specific to dogs and to cats, as well as vaccinations made for pets that are in specific situations – such as pets who will be boarding with other pets. The key to getting the right vaccinations is talking to your veterinarian about both your lifestyle and your pet’s lifestyle. Once we understand what kind of risks your pet is likely to encounter, we can advise you on the right vaccinations.
Core vaccines are considered a necessity for every pet. They include:
Core Vaccines for Dogs:
- Rabies – Every dog needs to be vaccinated for rabies, both for the health of the pet and for the owner.
- DA2PP – The DA2PP vaccination combines several different vaccinations into one, including distemper, adenovirus-2, parvovirus and parainfluenza.
- Canine hepatitis
Core Vaccines for Cats
- Rabies – Cats are also susceptible to rabies.
- Feline panleukopenia – Prevents a parvovirus which can be fatal.
- Feline calicivirus – Causes an upper respiratory infection.
- Feline rhinotracheitis – Also a common respiratory infection.
There are other vaccines that may or may not be appropriate for your pet, such as the bordetella vaccine for dogs. Bordatella is quite infections, but your dog will usually only encounter it when staying with other dogs, such as in doggie daycare.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Vaccinations
We are ready to answer your questions and administer the vaccinations your dog or cat needs to stay healthy. Please call us at 405-848-2483 today to schedule your appointment.