Keeping your pet's current with their vaccinations can help keep them happy, healthy, and playful. Vaccines can be a good way to keep your pets exploring the world around them and enjoying life to the fullest. A veterinarians on our veterinary team at Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital can help pet owners in Granada Hills, CA, keep their fur babies safe with routine vaccinations.
Below are commonly asked questions about pet vaccinations:
Why should I have my pet vaccinated?
Pet vaccines work similarly to human vaccinations and help protect us from various infectious diseases and illnesses. A dead or weakened infectious disease is injected into your pet to help their body develop antibodies against the infection. Vaccinations can help prevent the pet from contracting the illness or shorten the disease's severity if they get infected or exposed.
Pets left unvaccinated may be more susceptible to life-threatening diseases. Vaccines help protect others around your pets by reducing the chances of your pet being a carrier for an illness and transmitting it to a human or another pet.
Are vaccines required by law?
Rabies vaccinations are required by law for pets in CA, while other vaccines are regulated and mandated by other state and local laws. Speak with a veterinarian on our veterinary team to discuss which vaccines are required by law and which ones are highly recommended.
What are the standard vaccinations for dogs?
Core vaccines for dogs can include parvo, distemper, and hepatitis.
What are the standard vaccinations for cats?
Common cat vaccines can include feline herpes, and calicivirus, which can help inoculate cats against these severe diseases.
What is the vaccination schedule?
A veterinarian can help create a pet vaccination schedule for your dog or cat based on your pet's age when the vaccines started. Generally, pets between the ages of six and 16 weeks need their initial puppy vaccinations and may be boosters every 12 months. Older dogs and cats may not need as many initial vaccinations based on their adopted age and if their previous vaccine record is available.
Get Vaccines and Pet Care from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team
Check with your veterinarian to learn more about the different vaccinations and your pet's schedule. The veterinary care team at Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital in Granada Hills, CA, is ready to help you with your pet vaccination needs. So call our office at (818) 363-8143 to schedule an appointment and get your pet's vaccinations up-to-date.