Broadway Veterinary Hospital Offers Vaccines to Prevent Illness
Just as in the human population, pets can be susceptible to acquiring a number of diseases that are transmitted among the cat and dog populations. Vaccines are available to prevent these diseases, which can cause severe illness and sometimes even death. At Broadway Veterinary Hospital in Sacramento, CA, we provide vaccinations against many of the common illnesses seen in pets.
The Importance of Vaccines
Recently, more people are becoming concerned about vaccines and their effects on pets. However, all veterinary agencies recognize that maintaining a vaccination schedule for pets helps to prevent the spread of illness in the dog and cat populations, reduces veterinary expenses for families, and helps to keep very young or very old animals, who cannot receive vaccines, from becoming seriously ill. For these reasons, they recommend vaccinating pets on a regular schedule to maintain health.
When to Have Your Pet Vaccinated
Puppies and kittens should begin to receive vaccinations. Puppies should begin a series of vaccines, starting at six weeks and given in three- to four-week intervals until they are 16-weeks old. These are generally combination vaccines against distemper, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and adenovirus. At adulthood, rabies vaccine is given and booster vaccines are provided yearly. Kittens receive vaccines against distemper and feline herpesvirus. Rabies vaccine is provided at adulthood, and boosters for all immunizations are given annually. Other vaccines may also be recommended by your Sacramento vet, depending on animal’s exposure.
Vaccinations Help Your Pet Stay Healthy Throughout Life
Having your puppy or kitten vaccinated in the early months is important to preventing diseases that can be very dangerous to their health. These young animals have immature immune systems, which make them vulnerable to both the illness itself, as well as complications. In adulthood, your pet benefits from vaccinations against diseases they may pick up when they encounter other animals outdoors, at the dog park, or while in boarding. Older animals may also have compromised immune function that makes common diseases more hazardous for them.
Contact Broadway Veterinary Hospital in Sacramento for Your Pet’s Vaccines
We understand that your pet is a part of your family, and we strive to provide the highest quality care for each of our patients in Sacramento, CA, and surrounding communities. We offer a broad range of veterinary services, including wellness exams, preventive care, surgery, diagnostics, and pharmacy services. Call Broadway Veterinary Hospital today at 916-446-6154 for an appointment to have your pet’s vaccinations updated, to help keep them healthy at every age.