Pets depend on their owners to provide them with good health and good health starts with vaccinations. Vaccines help to protect or shield your dog or cat from several dangerous diseases that can leave pets fighting for their lives.
What Shots Do Pets Need?
For Adult dogs and puppies, you want to protect against Kennel Cough and Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Canine Para-influenza, COVID-19, Rabbis, and a few others. Additionally, you want to make sure that your dog has been tested for Heartworm infestations and then have the heartworm preventative given.
Building a relationship with our vet clinic means that we can guide you through the list of required vaccines, their boosters, and any titers that your dog may need from newborn puppies to elderly and precious pets. We help you manage the scheduling of vaccines as needed. Some vaccines are mandatory per county, state, or federal law, when you bring your dog into Pawsitive Wellness Veterinary Care we will set you up with a dog vaccine schedule or puppy vaccine schedule. Their vaccine schedule will change throughout their lives.
Essential vaccines include protecting your cat from Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis – FVR, Feline Panleukopenia – FP – also known as feline distemper, and Feline Calicivirus FCV.) Other concerns for cats include vaccines that protect against Feline Leukemia and Chlamydophila Felis, Feline Immunodeficiency virus, and others.
It is important to start the vaccination protocol for your pet early in their life. The vaccination schedule is not always the same. Some pets only need some vaccines while others may require more. If you have moved to the Eugene, OR area from another state, be sure to mention that with our vets. Regional localities have different types of vaccine requirements.
Other Tests for Supporting Quality Vaccine Coverage
For both dogs and cats, heartworm tests are essential. Our licensed veterinarians take pet care seriously. They will go over the core vaccines, whether rabies vaccinations are required, and other tests to help protect from Lyme disease, feline leukemia, or distemper in dogs. All of our vets are experienced in cat and kitten and dog and puppy care. Vaccines help to boost the immune system and through the series of vaccines we help improve pet health and protect your family of pets from communicable diseases.
Does Your Pet Have to Have Vaccines?
The choice to vaccinate your pet is mostly up to you. We highly encourage that all pets be vaccinated. Some vaccines, such as those for rabbis, are required by law. Vaccines do work to help protect pets from serious diseases and illnesses. Some of the diseases that vaccines help to prevent cannot be cured. That means your pet has a shortened life span and a poorer quality of life.
Do Rescued Dogs and Cats Need Vaccinations?
Pets that have been rescued also need vaccines. Rescues have faced some very difficult times and when their medical history is not clear you might wonder if they need vaccinations. The rule of thumb is that any dog or cat that has not been vaccinated in three years is overdue for their core re-vaccinations. If you have picked up a stray animal from a shelter, they may or may not have administered vaccines. They should let you know about any recent vet procedures including vaccinations.
If your pet needs an animal hospital in Eugene, then turn to the expert staff at Pawsitive Wellness Veterinary Care. We offer a full-service clinic including alternative treatments for dogs and cats.