Pet Vaccinations

At Harrison Animal Hospital, we prioritize the health and well-being of your pets. Our comprehensive pet vaccinations aim to protect your beloved companions from preventable diseases and contribute to their overall longevity.

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Understanding the Importance of Vaccinating Your Pets

Vaccinations are crucial in preventing diseases that can impact your pet’s health. By vaccinating your pet, you provide essential protection against illnesses that could otherwise lead to severe complications. Vaccinations safeguard their health and contribute to the well-being of the broader pet community. It helps create a healthier environment by minimizing the spread of contagious diseases.

Our Vaccination Services

At Harrison Animal Hospital, we offer a comprehensive range of pet vaccinations tailored to the specific needs of your animal companion. Our services include:

Core Vaccines

Core vaccinations are crucial for both cats and dogs, protecting them from serious diseases. For cats, these typically include feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), feline calicivirus (FCV), feline panleukopenia (FPV), and rabies. Dogs commonly receive vaccinations against distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus, and rabies.

Lifestyle Vaccines

Lifestyle vaccinations are additional vaccines recommended based on a pet’s individual risk factors. For cats, these may include vaccines for diseases like feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), and Bordetella (kennel cough). Similarly, dogs may receive non-core vaccinations for Bordetella, leptospirosis, Lyme disease, and canine influenza virus.

Puppy & Kitten Vaccinations

Puppy and kitten vaccinations are essential for protecting young pets. Typically starting at 6 to 8 weeks old, puppies receive vaccines for distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus, and rabies, while kittens receive shots for FVR, FCV, FPV, and rabies. These initial vaccines are given in a series over several weeks, followed by boosters to maintain immunity.

When to Schedule Pet Vaccinations

  • Puppy and Kitten Vaccinations: Start your new pet’s vaccination series at six weeks old to build crucial immunity during their early months.
  • Adult Pet Vaccinations: Protect your adult dog or cat with regular booster shots against prevalent diseases. Our team will recommend the right schedule for your pet’s needs.
  • Adapting to Lifestyle Changes: If your pet experiences changes like increased exposure to other animals or new environments, consult our veterinarians to adjust their vaccination plan accordingly.

Why Choose Harrison Animal Hospital for Pet Vaccinations

Tailored Vaccination Plans: Our experienced veterinarians develop personalized vaccination plans based on your pet’s breed, age, lifestyle, and local environmental factors for maximum effectiveness.

Timely Vaccinations: We stress the importance of timely vaccinations to maintain your pet’s immunity. Our team ensures your pet stays protected with a proper vaccination schedule.

Preventative Care Education: In addition to vaccinations, we offer valuable education on preventative care to support your pet’s overall health and well-being.