Pet Vaccinations and Health Maintenance

Pet Vaccinations and Health Maintenance from Mandarin Animal Hospital

By: Mandarin Animal Hospital  05/23/2016
Keywords: Pet Vaccinations, Flea And Tick Control, Pet Vaccine

Vaccines are an essential aspect of any preventative medicine program. Pet vaccines have proved to be an invaluable tool in protecting our pets from fatal diseases, but that does not mean some thought shouldn’t be given to how they are administered. Mandarin Animal Hospital tailors its vaccination protocol to guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Association of Feline Practitioners, the lifestyle of your pet, as well as the diseases he or she is most likely to be exposed to. During your kitten’s or puppy’s first year of life we also spread out the series of vaccines in order not to put too much strain on his or her developing immune system. We do this in order to provide the best protection from disease as well as to reduce the possibility of your pet have an adverse reaction to a vaccine. Dog/Canine Vaccines After your puppy receives its first year series of vaccines, we like to move our patients to the three year vaccination protocol for DA2PP and Rabies vaccines. We recommend your pet remain on the yearly protocol for Leptospirosis, H3N8 and Lyme if indicated based on your pet’s lifestyle and exposure potential. We also like to immunize our patients every six months for Bordetella and perform a fecal analysis for internal parasites on that same schedule. Yearly heartworm testing is also performed. Cat/Feline Vaccines After a kitten has gone through its first year series of pet vaccines, we recommend moving to the three year protocol for the FVRCP vaccine. Unlike with canines, we recommend our feline friends receive a yearly Rabies vaccine due to the effectiveness and safety of the Merial Recombinant Rabies vaccine that we use. If it is indicated by the lifestyle and exposure potential of your cat, we also recommend the annual Feline Leukemia Vaccine.

Keywords: Flea And Tick Control, Pet Vaccinations, Pet Vaccine

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