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Keeping your pet safe and healthy is our top priority here at the St. Francis Animal Hospital. That’s why we offer a comprehensive list of pet vaccinations in Las Vegas. Prevention is much more affordable than treating pet illnesses and animal health conditions. Start your pet off on the right paw with a round of vaccines from your favorite Las Vegas animal care provider.
Some pet vaccinations are more vital than others due to the nature of treating a pet that has contracted an illness. For example, the rabies vaccination is the first line of defense for most dogs. In total the core vaccines for dogs are rabies, distemper, canine parvovirus and canine hepatitis. Feline distemper for cats, feline herpes virus and calicivirus are the core vaccines for cats. All of these illnesses and conditions are highly contagious, deathly serious and considered important when getting pet vaccinations.
Some vaccines aren’t considered mandatory thanks to a low risk of transmissibility or severity of the disease. However, if you live within a region that is prone certain conditions, such as Leptospira bacteria, Bordetella bronchiseptica or Borrelia burgdorferi, you need additional vaccinations for pets. Other non-core vaccinations for pets include parainfluenza, which is a virus that leads to kennel cough. Kennel cough comes from the bacteria Bordetella bronchispectica.
For dogs that frequently explore farms, rural areas or forest lands, they can catch Lyme disease from ticks. Lyme disease develops from the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and lead to a range of physical ailments in animals. Preventing such illnesses in your pets can save them from suffering, and you from spending a ton of money on vet expenses. Prevention is entirely possible with non-core vaccinations for pets.
The most important thing to remember is you should only vaccinate healthy pets. If your furry companion is suffering from stress related to a recent surgery, skin problems, allergies or even lethargic wait until they are healthy for a rabies shot.
Also, avoid scheduling your furry friend for multiple pet vaccinations in a single visit. This can lead to a negative reaction and serious complications. Schedule a pet vaccination visit with St. Francis Animal Hospital early in the morning, at the beginning of the week, i.e. 9 am on a Tuesday. Plan to stay at the animal hospital for at least an hour after the vaccine. This will let our staff ensure your pet isn’t suffering from an allergic reaction to pet vaccines. Also by getting into the animal veterinarian hospital early in the week, if your pet were to develop an allergic reaction there wouldn’t be an issue of the vet being closed over the weekend.
Now that you understand the importance of pet vaccines, it's time to visit a Las Vegas vet for your pet's next vaccines. We will help you choose the most important vaccinations for your particular pet. Contact our veterinarian office at 702-675-8366 for Las Vegas animal care.
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Dr. Drake and CarolAnn are amazing! They have been caring for my dogs for over 10 years now and I have never had one complaint. They are always so happy to see my dogs and provide them with the most compassionate care. I recommend them to any seeking an honest, caring, loving, empathizing and helpful veterinarian!