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Vaccinations are an important part of maintaining your pet’s health. As your vet in Los Angeles, we are your resource for pet vaccinations. Our team can help you understand which vaccinations are best for your pet, and we can administer those vaccinations safely and effectively. We can also keep track of when your pet will need further vaccinations, so you never have to worry about missing one. Please contact us now to learn more about pet vaccinations in Los Angeles!
Vaccinations are a true miracle of modern medicine. Designed to trigger an immune response, pet vaccinations work in much the same way as human vaccinations do. They cause your pet’s body to develop immunity to whatever disease the vaccination targets. With the proper vaccinations, your pet should be able to fight off many of the common diseases that are so dangerous and potentially deadly to pets.
The vast majority of pets respond well to vaccinations. They may develop a little tenderness in the area of the injection, and some may have other mild adverse reactions, but most pets have little to no reaction. The benefits of vaccinations far outweigh the risks, which is why they are so universally recommended by veterinarians around the world. We are firm advocates of pet vaccinations.
As a pet owner, you will be the one to decide which vaccinations your pet will receive from your veterinarian. After a physical examination and a variety of questions to determine the lifestyle of you and your pet – and the potential risks he or she faces – we will advise you on what vaccinations we think are appropriate. Vaccinations are grouped into two general categories:
Core vaccinations are the pet vaccinations that most dogs or cats should get from their veterinarian. These vaccinations protect against diseases that almost all pets may be exposed to. They include:
Dog Core Vaccinations
Cat Core Vaccinations
Non-core vaccinations are vaccinations that your pet may or may not need, based on his or her exposure. For instance, bordetella is a vaccination that is appropriate for dogs and cats that are being kenneled – as they are more likely to come into contact with the disease in boarding facilities. But if you are not boarding your pet, he or she probably does not need the vaccine. Canine influenza is another non-core vaccination. Dogs that are around many other dogs, such as those being boarded, may benefit from the canine influenza vaccination. Your veterinarian can advise you on which non-core vaccinations your pet needs.
As your animal hospital in Los Angeles, we are here to help with all your pet vaccination needs. Contact us at 323-936-6952 to schedule an appointment.