Pet vaccinations play a key role in your pet’s overall health. Beginning in puppyhood and kittenhood, vaccines protect their vulnerable systems from dangerous diseases. However, pet vaccinations are not quite like human’s. While we can get away with one polio vaccine, for instance, pets need regular boosters for rabies, distemper and other infectious diseases. Our Medina animal hospital offers pets annual vaccines, so they remain protected and invulnerable from these potentially fatal diseases.

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Core Vaccinations for Your Dog

All dogs require core pet vaccinations. Keeping these up to date not only protects your dog, but the local canine community. We administer the following vaccines to your dog on an annual basis:

  • DAPP (distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, parvovirus)
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella (kennel cough)

Non-Core Vaccinations for Your Dog

Not all dogs need every vaccine. We offer the following on a case-by-case basis, depending on your dog’s lifestyle:

  • Lyme (for dogs who are outdoors a lot, particularly in wooded areas)
  • Canine Influenza (for those who travel or are boarded often)
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Core Vaccinations for Cats

Just like dogs, there are a handful of diseases from which all cats require protection. These pet vaccinations will keep your cat happy and healthy:

  • FVRCP (Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia)
  • Rabies

Non-Core Vaccinations for Cats

Cats are typically housebound, but for those that venture outside, contact from feral cats could put them at risk. The following will keep them safe:

  • Feline Leukemia
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More About Pet Vaccinations

Most activities that involve close proximity with other animals require vaccination records. Dog obedience training classes, boarding and often grooming facilities all require core vaccines for the pets they serve.

Learn more about vaccinations and their health benefits by giving us a call or stopping in today!

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