Keeping Them Healthy with Essential
Cat and Dog Vaccinations in Pasadena, MD

Puppies and kittens need to receive essential cat and dog vaccinations to protect them from highly contagious and dangerous diseases. Their growing bodies are especially susceptible to bacterial and viral infection since they’re still building immunities and vaccines provide the boosters they need to ensure their health. Adult pets must stay updated with either one or three-year maintenance boosters.

Some vaccinations, like rabies, are considered “core” by the greater veterinary community. Due to our commitment to the highest safety standards for our patients in Pasadena and all pets, staying up-to-date on core vaccines is a requirement at our practice. Some pets have lifestyles that put them at risk for infection from other diseases, and we recommend protection from these on a case-by-case basis.

Pet at our animal hospital for cat vaccinations

Providing Your Pet with Core Protection

We consider many cat and dog vaccinations “core” for good reason. Diseases like parvovirus is potentially lethal in unvaccinated dogs, poses the most risk to puppies, and requires isolation. Through continual vaccination from feline panleukopenia, the contagious and resistant virus has been mostly contained in the cat population.

We provide the following core dog vaccinations:

  • The distemper vaccine protects dogs against four diseases with one dose.
  • We offer either one or three-year rabies protection.

We provide the following core cat vaccinations:

  • The feline distemper vaccine protects against three diseases with one dose.
  • We offer either one or three-year rabies protection.

Added Cat and Dog Vaccines for Optimal Protection

Certain activities your pet may engage in can increase their risk for certain infections. For your pet’s health and well-being, we recommend additional vaccines other than core ones for optimal protection. Some factors we weigh when giving recommendations:

  • Since our location is in the Northeast, close to the Chesapeake Bay, our veterinarians recommend protection against Lyme disease.
  • Dogs who will be boarding, attending doggy daycare, or are living in multi-dog households should receive protection against adenovirus, Bordetella, and parainfluenza.
  • Due to canine influenza outbreaks, vaccination against this upper respiratory virus should be given if your dog socializes with other dogs.
  • If your cat goes outside or lives in a multi-cat household with other cats who go outside, they should receive protection against feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia (FELV).

For more information about vaccinating your cat or dog, please call us at (410) 317-2028. We’re happy to help keep your pet healthy. Schedule an appointment today!

Pet at our animal hospital for dog vaccinations

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