Pet Vaccinations

doctor with a black puppy Comprehensive Pet Vaccinations

At A Pet's Choice Veterinary Care, our primary goal is to improve your pet’s health and quality of life so you can enjoy many more happy years together. That’s why we recommend comprehensive pet vaccinations. Vaccinations are the cornerstone of preventative healthcare for pets; they can offer protection from serious illnesses such as rabies, kennel cough, Lyme disease, parvovirus, hepatitis, and more.

Vaccinations have proven to be an effective way to keep pets healthier and protect them from potentially fatal illnesses. Pet vaccines contain antigens, which mimic a disease-causing organism without actually causing any illness. These antigens stimulate your pet’s immune system and prompt a mild immune response. If your pet is exposed to the actual disease at a later date, their immune system will be better equipped to recognize and fight off the intruder. With this additional layer of protection in place, your pet should be able to ward off the illness completely or have a subdued response to it and recover more quickly.

Personalized Vaccination Protocols

Vaccinations are considered a medical necessity, but our veterinarians also strongly believe in providing personalized care to our patients. We know that each pet is unique so we base your pet’s vaccination protocol on individual factors such as age, lifestyle, medical requirements, and risk of exposure. After examining your pet and asking about their particular needs, we’ll then recommend a customized vaccination schedule to follow.

Core vs. Non-Core Vaccines

Vaccinations fall into two different categories: core and non-core vaccines. Core vaccines are those that are considered to be essential. Non-core may or may not be recommended for your pet based on their lifestyle or risk of exposure.

For dogs, there are two core vaccines: rabies and DHPP. DHPP offers protection against:

  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Parainfluenza
  • Parvovirus

Cats also have two core vaccines: rabies and FVRCP. FVRCP is a combination vaccine that protects against:

  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis
  • Calicivirus
  • Panleukopenia

If you have any questions about vaccinations or if you’d like to schedule an appointment, just give us a call at 210-735-2273. We look forward to seeing you and your pet soon!

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