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Preventative care is an important aspect in maintaining your pet’s health. Proper vaccination is vital in protecting them against harmful diseases.

How do vaccines work?

There are a variety of diseases that affect animals. Vaccinations can provide protection from viral diseases such as Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Distemper, Lyme, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus, and Rabies by exposing the pet's immune system to inactive or small amounts of a particular form of bacteria or virus. Vaccinations are accompanied by a consultation and examination with our veterinarians to make certain that your pet's condition is stable enough to receive them. Proper and timely administration is necessary to ensure optimal protection.

When should my pet get vaccinated?

Vaccinations are particularly important for puppies, kittens, and other young animals that have immature immune systems. Veterinary vaccinations generally begin at 6-8 weeks of age and are boostered throughout your pet’s life. The frequency of these boosters is dependent on the vaccine. Our doctors will work with you to determine the appropriate vaccination plan for your pet.