Taking your pet to the local veterinary office for regular check-ups is always a good idea. Your pets can’t tell you what’s wrong with them so making sure they’re in perfect health takes care of any unnecessary surprises. One of the things you should make sure you do when on your regular check-ups is to ask your veterinarian when the last time your pet has had their shots.
For pets like dogs and cats the Rabies vaccine is the most important and isn’t just limited to outside pets. Rabies is a mean virus that will cause the brain to swell and causes issues with the nervous system. Rabies is known to spread, even without being bitten, through saliva. The vaccine is very effective for keeping your pet safe from being infected with Rabies, and should be administered once a year by your veterinarian.
There are other vaccines that are important for the health of your dog or cat.
Dogs require a yearly vaccine for:
- DHPP, which is a series of vaccines for several diseases that can affect various areas of a dog’s system and can be fatal.
- Leptospirosis, which is optional for dogs that spend a lot of time outside.
Cats require a yearly vaccine for:
- FVRCPC, which is a series of vaccines for several diseases that can be transferred from another cat to you and from you to your cat.
- Feline Leukemia
Always keep up with your pet’s vaccines and when they’re due for immunization. If you need to get immunizations for your pets call Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic!
Dr. Beverly Cannady
Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic