Do you want your pet to enjoy a long and healthy life? Has your pet received the necessary protection from life-threatening viruses and diseases? At Dr. Michael Tuder & Associates, we provide the personalized pet vaccination schedule that your companion needs to ensure they remain in the best health possible.
Why Should My Pet Receive Vaccinations?
Pet vaccinations are an important part of your four-legged friend’s wellness plan. Vaccines are specifically designed to equip your pet’s body with vital disease-fighting antibodies. These antibodies boost your pet’s immune system, providing an additional layer of defense against many serious and contagious illnesses. Our facility is fully equipped with a wide variety of vaccines to meet your pet’s every healthcare need.
Customized Pet Vaccination Protocols
Our vets firmly believe in a personalized approach to medical care. We know that no two pets are alike so we tailor our pet vaccination schedule to meet their unique needs. Our customized vaccination protocols are based on a variety of factors, including your pet’s:
- Activity level
- Health status
- Risk of exposure
- Frequency of travel
- Other lifestyle factors
Essential vs. Recommended Vaccines
There are a couple of vaccines that are considered to be essential for pets. For example, the Rabies vaccine is required for both cats and dogs. The combination vaccine that protects dogs from Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis, and Parvovirus is also considered to be a core vaccine. For cats, FVRCP is an essential vaccine that provides protection from Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia (Distemper). Most vets see these as essential to your pet’s well-being.
However, vaccinations for Lyme, Bordetella (kennel cough), Canine Influenza, and Feline Leukemia are recommended based on your pet’s specific needs. For example, if your cat spends a great deal of time outdoors, then your vet will likely prescribe the Feline Leukemia vaccination. Also, if your dog enjoys being social at daycare while you’re at work, then you’ll need to vaccinate them for Bordetella and Flu which are easily transmitted from one dog to another.
Our vets will take time to talk with you and carefully assess your pet’s lifestyle and risk factors before recommending a vaccination protocol that’s tailored specifically to their needs. If you have any questions about pet’s vaccinations, feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you soon!