The Importance of Pet Vaccinations

Pet vaccinations are important for the health and well-being of your pet. Because vaccinations protect your pet from contagious diseases that can be contracted from other pets or the environment, it is important to make sure your pet’s vaccinations are kept up to date.

Vaccinations For Your Dog

DHLPP Vaccination: This combination vaccine is typically called a distemper shot and protects against the following five diseases – distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis parainfluenza and parvovirus, thus its name. It is required for dogs in Florida.

Other vaccinations: Also required for dogs in Florida are bordetella, rabies, roundworms and hookworms. Your veterinarian may also recommend other vaccinations depending on your dog’s lifestyle and where you live.

Vaccinations For Your Cat

FVRCP Vaccination: The distemper shot for cats protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici virus and panleukopenia.

Other vaccinations: Cats in Florida must also have vaccinations to protect them against rabies, hookworms and roundworms. Your veterinarian may also suggest other vaccinations depending on your cat’s lifestyle and where you live.

Pet vaccinations are important even if your pet is mostly an indoor pet. Dog parks, pet grooming salons and boarding kennels are examples of places where your pet could be exposed to contagious diseases, as many are airborne. In addition, there is always the risk of your pet running away or getting lost and being exposed to a disease.

To learn more about what vaccinations are required for your pets or if you would like to come in get their vaccinations updated, contact us today.