Posted on 06-19-2017
Pet Vaccinations in Bakersfield
Caring for your pet requires good food, plenty of clean water and lots of love. However, from time to time you will have to enlist the services of your veterinarian in Bakersfield to make sure your pet stays happy and healthy. One of the most important services offered by our vet’s office is vaccinations. Discover why these are so important and which vaccinations are commonly recommended for dogs and cats.
Importance of Vaccinating your Pet
Vaccinating your pet is more important than you may think. Even if your pet does not go outside, it can be possible to catch some types of illness. In addition, if your pet did get out by mistake, having an up to date rabies certification (at the least) is one of the best ways to protect your pet from harm. Finally, if you needed to take your pet to the vet, groomer or boarding facility for another service, certain vaccinations may be required for admittance.
Recommended Vaccinations for Dogs
Some of the most commonly recommended vaccinations for a dog or puppy include:
- Canine distemper
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine adenovirus 1
While these are the core vaccines recommended for all dogs or puppies, other common vaccines include:
- Lyme disease
- Canine cough complex
- Canine influenza
These are not always recommended for every dog, but may be administered when a dog is in a higher risk bracket.
Recommended Vaccinations for Cats
You Bakersfield veterinarian will also have many recommended vaccines for your cat or kitten. Some of these vaccines you’ll find most commonly recommended are:
- Herpes (Rhinotracheitis) – This is the 'R' in the FVRCP vaccine
- Calici – The 'C' in the FVRCP vaccine.
- Panleukopenia (also known as “feline distemper”) – this is the 'P' in FVRCP.
- Feline Leukemia – often abbreviated as FeLV.
Schedule an Appointment with our Bakersfield Veterinarian Today
If you would like more information about vaccinating your pet or you are ready to book an appointment, call At the Oaks Pet Hospital at 661-665-8950. We look forward to giving your pet the care it needs!
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