Required vaccinations for your pet are vital to ensuring your pet's health status and quality of life. The frequency of immunizations will depend on a variety of factors: animal's age, vaccination history and the duration of protection of the vaccine. In addition, animal health care threats vary by locale. An immunization schedule that is species-specific, location-specific and consistent with your pet's lifestyle will be recommended by your veterinarian.
Puppies and Kittens
Puppies and kittens receive natural immunity against many diseases within the first few hours of life from their mother's milk, the colostrum, but this protection is does not last. Your veterinarian will recommend a vaccination series that will protect your pet from many diseases that could be deadly, especially to young animals.
Taking into account animal health care threats that may vary by local conditions, over the course of several visits you may expect your pup to be vaccinated against: distemper, hepatitis, kennel cough, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvo virus and rabies.
Kittens are tested for viral diseases and vaccinated to prevent: Calicivirus, Chlamydia, Distemper, Leukemia, Rhinotracheitis and Rabies.
Laboratory tests to ensure your little friend is free of internal parasites (which also can be transmitted to humans) may be recommended.
Mature Dogs and Cats
Typically, mature dogs will be protected against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvo virus, kennel cough and, of course, rabies.
Adult cats' immunizations include panleukopenia (distemper), rabies, feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, chlamydia and feline leukemia.
At the time of vaccination, laboratory tests may be advised in order to determine whether your dog or cat is free of potentially debilitating or fatal internal parasites: Some of these can even be transmitted to human beings, making detection and/or treatment crucial to your family's health. All of the doctors at Preston Royal stay up-to-date on the most current medical recommendations and treatments should illness or disease be confirmed.