Do you want your pet to enjoy a long and healthy life? Of course you do! At Vida Veterinary Care, our goal is the same as yours. We want to keep your pet as healthy as possible for as long as possible so you can enjoy your lives together. That’s why we provide each of our patients with thorough preventative care, which includes personalized vaccination protocols.
Our customized vaccination schedules are based on individual factors such as your pet’s lifestyle, age, activity level, personal needs, and risk of exposure to disease. It’s our recommendation that all pets be protected from the diseases they’re most likely to encounter. Our highly-trained animal care professionals will use your input to determine the best vaccination coverage for your pet, ensuring that they receive the disease protection that they need.
Why Should My Pet Get Vaccinated?
Vaccinations are a vital component of any dog or cat’s healthcare plan. You can better prepare your pet’s body to fight off serious illnesses by making sure they remain up-to-date on their vaccinations. Vaccines are designed to supply your pet’s immune system with disease-fighting antibodies which help their body fend off infection and keep them healthier over the course of their life.
Core and Non-Core Vaccines
There are two different types of vaccines: core and non-core. Core vaccines are considered to be essential for every pet. For example, the vaccine for rabies is a core vaccine for both cats and dogs. DHPP is another core vaccine for dogs. This is a combination vaccine that offers protection against distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. FVRCP, which protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia, is a core vaccine for cats.
Non-core vaccines are those that might be recommended for your pet based on their lifestyle or risk of exposure. For instance, if your dog regularly visits daycare while you’re at work, they’ll need to be protected against Bordetella, which is a highly contagious condition. Also, if your cat is an indoor/outdoor pet, then you’ll need to have them vaccinated against feline leukemia.
If you’d like to learn more about pet vaccinations or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment, feel free to give us a call at 303-757-5638. We’re happy to talk with you about your pet’s healthcare needs!