When you bring your pet in for vaccinations at out animal hospital in Colma, you’ll be protecting them from many dangerous diseases. We take pet vaccinations seriously at Colma Animal Hospital. They give your pet needed immunity from viruses and bacteria which can result in serious illness or chronic conditions. We’ll discuss your pet’s lifestyle with you and make sure they receive protection from any viruses or bacteria they may be exposed to.
Why It’s Important to Vaccinate Your Pet
It’s important to have new pets vaccinated and we recommend you schedule a wellness visit with us to give your new bundle of joy a thorough examination as well. Puppies and kittens are especially vulnerable to disease as they’re weaned from their mother’s milk. They receive powerful antibodies as they’re nursed, but receive less as they grow bigger and aren’t nursing as much. Therefore, all pets should be vaccinated in their first few months of life. Pet vaccinations help their bodies create their own antibodies. Puppies and kittens receive follow-up boosters to further strengthen their immune systems. Adult pets need maintenance vaccinations either annually or every three years, depending on their lifestyle. Many diseases are airborne and can be passed to your pet, even if they’re not very active outside. At Colma Animal Hospital, we’ll carefully discuss vaccinations suited for your pet’s specific lifestyle and needs.
Vaccinations We Provide
We provide essential “core” pet vaccinations at our animal hospital in addition to lifestyle specific ones. How active your pet is outside and travel tendencies will affect our decision to give your pet any additional vaccinations.
“Core” vaccinations for dogs include:
“Core” vaccinations for cats include:
- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis
We may decide to add vaccination from Leptospirosis to your dog’s vaccinations, if your dog is frequently around water or travels into moist climates. Leptospirosis, along with rabies, can be passed onto humans and other mammals. If your cat goes outside, or if you have a big heart and like to take care of stray cats, we may decide to add protection from chlamydia and feline leukemia. Please talk to us about essential pet vaccinations today!