Vaccinating your pet protects them from potentially fatal diseases.
Dog And Cat Vaccinations In Albuquerque
Part of being a responsible dog or cat owner is ensuring that your pet has the regular veterinary care needed to keep them healthy and happy. Regular cat and dog vaccinations are critical in protecting your pets against common diseases that can be spread from animal to animal. Valley Vetco offers pet vaccinations at an affordable price to ensure that your dog and cat have the recommended shots to keep them safe from these diseases.
- Distemper – A virus that causes sneezing, coughing, discharge from eyes and nose, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. It can be particularly dangerous for puppies and adolescent dogs.
- Parvovirus – A highly contagious virus that causes vomiting and bloody diarrhea. It can also cause lifelong damage to the heart.
- Parainfluenza – Affects the respiratory system, with running nose, cough, and labored breathing. It can lead to pneumonia.
- Bordatella Bacteria – Causes a honking cough, nasal discharge, conjunctivitis, and can lead to pneumonia.
Vaccination Guideline for your dog
The distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza are combination dog vaccinations that are recommended at eight weeks old, with boosters every three weeks until they are 20 weeks old. It is then given annually. The rabies vaccine is given for the first time at approximately 16 weeks and then annually.
Generally, the Bordatella vaccination is only given to dogs that are boarded in kennels or stay in other group conditions. The vaccine cannot totally prevent infection from the virus, but it can lessen the severity of symptoms. The Coronavirus vaccine is not usually given routinely. However, veterinarians may recommend puppies or older dogs during outbreaks of the disease. The Rabies vaccine is required by law and is given annually. After the first two yearly rabies vaccines, a 3-year vaccine is also available.
- Feline viral rhinotracheitis – produces sneezing, eye discharge, nasal discharge, fever, loss of appetite, and coughing. It can be a very dangerous illness for small kittens.
- Calicivirus – produces ulcers on the tongue, fever, and pneumonia. Treatment is difficult, and the disease often spreads to other cats.
- Panleukopenia, or feline distemper – causes vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and dehydration. Treatment can be difficult.
- Feline leukemia virus – Causes a range of symptoms that can destroy the cat’s immune system. It may not produce symptoms for some time but re-emerge later with cancer and other severe health problems.
Vaccination Guideline for your cat
The FVRCP vaccine combines cat vaccinations against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia, also called the feline distemper vaccine. This vaccine is recommended at 8 weeks, with a booster at 12 weeks and 16 weeks. The vaccination is then given annually. The feline leukemia vaccine is given at 12 weeks with a booster at 16 weeks, then annually. The Rabies vaccine is required by law and is given annually. After the first two yearly rabies vaccines, a 3-year vaccine is also available.
We Are Now Carrying PUREVAX Feline Rabies Vaccine
PUREVAX is developed with state-of-the-art technology just for cats and kittens. PUREVAX rabies vaccine delivers everything needed to induce immunity without any of the unnecessary proteins or adjuvants. Adjuvants are additives that increase the immune response and may present potential risks to feline patients, such as injection site reactions and chronic inflammation.
All clients will be given a choice between an adjuvanted rabies vaccine and the advanced technology PUREVAX rabies vaccine for their cat at the time of vaccination.