At Loveland Regional Animal Hospital, we understand how important your pets are to you, and we want to do everything we can to keep them safe and healthy. Pet vaccinations can help prevent dogs and cats from becoming seriously ill and potentially spreading disease to your family or other pets they interact with. We can easily administer the necessary vaccinations for your pet to help keep your two legged and four-legged family members happy and healthy.
Not sure if your pet is up to date on their vaccines? Call Loveland Regional Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment today!
Why Are Pet Vaccinations Important?
Keeping your pet up to date on their vaccinations is a critical part of their overall wellness. If your pet isn’t vaccinated or up to date on their immunizations, there’s an array of viruses or disease that may affect your pet, and possibly spread to your human family as well! Our team is here to help you create a vaccination schedule based on your pet’s age and vaccination history, so we can help keep your entire family safe and healthy.
Cat and Dog Vaccines We Offer
Viruses can be spread through contact with other animals and have dangerous effects on your pet’s health. We recommend pets have routine vaccination appointments every 6 months; however your veterinarian can create a customized schedule to maximize protection and best suit your pet’s individual needs.
We offer the following pet vaccinations included below:
This vaccine provides protection against a several conditions, including canine distemper, adenovirus, para-influenza, and parvo. We recommend puppies receive this vaccine between 6 to 8 weeks old and then is continually given once every three years after the final puppy shot is given.
Better known as kennel cough, this illness affects your dog’s respiratory system. The vaccine is administered through your puppy’s nose during their first visit, and then a normal injection is administered as a second dose three to four weeks later. Every booster vaccine after that will switch between an intranasal and injectable dose.
This potentially fatal disease can affect humans and pets by causing liver and kidney damage. It is spread by infected wild animals, through lepto-infested water, or infected urine. Because it is so dangerous to both pets and humans, we recommend dogs receive this vaccine once a year to maintain protection.
Rabies affects the spinal cord and brain of all mammals, which includes dogs and humans. All dogs are required by law to receive their first rabies vaccine when they reach 12 weeks of age. A booster shot is administered one year after the initial dose, and then every three years after that.
This fatal virus affects the spinal cord and brain of cats and humans, which means ensuring your pet immunization is up to date is very important. We recommend kittens receive this vaccine at 12 weeks old, and then the Purevax® form each year afterward.
FVRCP protects against a range of highly contagious diseases which are dangerous to your cat’s respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. Kittens should receive this vaccine at six weeks old and then every three weeks until 16 weeks of age. It will be administered one year after the final kitten vaccine and then every three years following.
Feline leukemia virus attacks your cat’s immune system and causes a variety of cancerous conditions. There may not be visible symptoms of this viral disease, which makes prevention even more important. We recommend kittens receive their initial dose when they are nine weeks old, one year later, and then every three years after that.