Orlando Pet Vaccinations
Nobody wants to lose a beloved pet to a disease or condition that could be prevented. Puppies are especially vulnerable once the immunity they get from their mothers starts to weaken. That’s why vaccinations are so important. Some of the conditions for which you will need to consider vaccinations include rabies, Distemper/ Parvo and Bordetella. In most localities, rabies vaccinations are required by law. The first puppy shot can be administered as early as three months, though local law usually regulates the age of first administration. Afterwards, annual boosters will be necessary, so it is important to stay on top of your Pet Vaccinations Orlando service checkups.
Keep Your Pet Vaccination Up To Date!
- Puppies are most susceptible to diseases because their immune system is not built up yet.
- A yearly booster can help maintain immunity.
- Consulting with your vet is important for establishing your dog's vaccination requirements.
- Prevents unwanted litters.
Core Animal Vaccinations
Distemper, Parvovirus, and Adenovirus (aka canine hepatitis) are considered core vaccines, as these diseases are very severe, hard to treat, highly contagious and often fatal. Once the initial puppy vaccination and booster are administered, a yearly booster is sufficient to confer immunity.
Non-core Animal Vaccinations
Non-core vaccinations include Parainfluenza, which has a one-dose puppy schedule and a yearly booster; Bordetella bronchiseptica (aka “kennel cough”), which is more serious in puppies – however, bordetella often appears after a dog has been in a situation involving a group of dogs, such as boarding or showing. Bordetella vaccine plus six month boosters may be recommended for dogs with frequent exposure to kenneling situations.
Leptospirosis is another vaccine whose requirements are based on the level of risk; high-risk dogs should have an annual booster administered with Distemper and Parvo. Elderly dogs or animals with chronic conditions may have different requirements, so consult with your vet to tailor a schedule for your pet.
We are introducing a heartworm preventative called Proheart 6 to offer to our clients. Proheart 6 is the only product that can prevent heartworm disease in dogs for 6 months with just one injection. After the injection is given by your veterinarian, the medicine, Moxidectin, is stored in the fat-storing tissue and evenly released throughout the next 6 months. The safety profile is comparable to other heartworm preventative products and has been extensively tested. This product is for use in healthy dogs 6 months and older. Call today to make an appointment or to learn more information!
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