One size does not fit all…
Dogs and cats are our family. They deserve the protections that allows them freedom to interact with you, other pets and have play dates, vacations, training, and fun with others pets like them.
Your pet is unique which means your pet’s needs are unique. We don’t prescribe a one size fits all vaccination schedule. We carefully listen to your concerns and consider your pet’s lifestyle. Then you and our care team will come up with a plan, together. Our veterinarians spend time not just administering dog and cat vaccinations but learning about them and interpreting the results. Therefore, we they can share more information with you. We offer a variety of vaccinations against bacterial and viral diseases for puppies, kittens, and adult dogs and cats in addition to booster shots and vaccination titers.
At Animal Health Care, our team follows the AVMA and AAHA guidelines for vaccinations found at www.aaha.org/guidelines/canine_vaccination_guidelines.aspx
For your dogs there is a guideline for vaccination needs based on risk exposure by taking the short quiz found on the AAHA website:
Cats and kittens can be at risk of exposure to various disease. This can happen even if they spend most of their time indoors. Some infectious diseases are life threatening, while others, such as Rabies virus also pose a public health risk. Vaccination to help prevent common diseases supports the first goal of veterinary medicine- disease prevention. And, secondly, above all else do no harm. Prevention of disease is a pro-active approach rather than reacting to and trying to treat the disease once it occurs (and spreads to other housemates).
Standardization In Your Dog And Cat Vaccinations
At AHC, our goal is to appropriately vaccinate and not over-vaccinate. So, we will only vaccinate healthy pets after a complete physical examination performed by one of our team veterinarians
Once your pet is given a clean bill of health, we’ll plan a vaccination protocol that makes sense for them. We will maximally administer 2 vaccinations in one visit so as not to overload any pet’s immune system. Although that may mean more frequent visit to your vet, it’s really in the best interest of your pet’s health.
Vaccination is the key to preventing diseases. Visit your veterinarian regularly to keep your pet’s vaccinations up to date. Also, for regular physical examinations which can help detect potential health problems early. Ensure the best for your furry companions.