At Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Hospital in Granada Hills, CA, our veterinarians offer many services to help your pet live a long and healthy life. One of these services is vaccinations. As a pet owner, you must make sure your pet receives the necessary vaccinations at regular intervals. If you have never had a pet before, you may be curious about vaccinations and how they keep your furry friend safe.
What Are Pet Vaccinations?
You receive immunizations to help protect you against many diseases, such as rubella, measles, mumps, and polio. Pets need vaccinations to protect them against contagious and potentially fatal diseases like rabies.
How Frequently Does Your Pet Need Vaccinations?
Most puppies and kittens need a series of three immunizations early on in their life to provide them with the protection they need. From there, most booster shots are needed every few years. Some vaccines have a short lifespan, such as the Bordetella vaccine, which may be administered every six to twelve months.
Our vet will provide you with a schedule as to when your pet needs vaccines and determine what vaccines your pet may need based on their breed. Another factor our vet will consider is the conditions your pet is exposed to, such as being an indoor or outdoor cat, or a dog that plays at dog parks or with other dogs.
Why Are Pet Vaccinations Important?
Pet vaccinations are important for several reasons. First, many states require your pet to have some standard vaccinations, such as rabies, to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease. Second, many pet groomers and boarding facilities require your pet to be current on their shots. Finally, vaccines help to protect your pet and keep them healthy.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Granada Hills, CA
Pet vaccinations are one of the many services offered by our veterinarians at Mission Veterinary Clinic in Granada Hills, CA. If you have a new pet, or your pet needs routine vaccinations, call us to schedule an appointment today at (818) 363-8143 to get your pet the care he or she needs.