When your family includes a four-legged loved one, you vow to love them unconditionally, in sickness and in health—hoping for much more health than sickness. Keep your furry friend as healthy as can be with this go-to guide to animal wellness.
Calling the Shots
Vaccinations are an important step in protecting your pets from common diseases, as well as from other unvaccinated animals.
The most common vaccines boost immunities against rabies, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, and bordatella, commonly known as kennel cough. Your vet will determine a frequency schedule based on your pet’s age, lifestyle, and risk of exposure.
Follow the law
The rabies vaccine is state-mandated starting at 16 weeks of age, with a booster one year later and then a consistent schedule afterwards. We determine the frequency of boosters based on risk of exposure.
Vaccinate before grooming and boarding
Facilities that provide services or care for many animals must protect against contagious diseases. Be prepared to provide documentation of vaccination before receiving grooming services or boarding your pet for day care or vacations.
Remember other important tests
Test for heartworm and other parasites at the recommendation of your vet, especially if your pet has yet to receive preventive treatment against parasites.