Vaccinating your pet is an important part of preventative care. At Liberty Vet Pets in Philadelphia, PA, we offer a full-service animal hospital and compassionate mobile vet services. We offer services for all stages of a pet’s life, including vaccination services. Our veterinary team can tell you what vaccines your dog needs and will create a vaccination schedule for it.
Importance of Vaccinations
Pet vaccinations play a vital role in protecting your pet from several types of conditions, including serious illnesses that can be fatal. Several health conditions do not have treatments and can only be protected against through vaccinations. Vaccines can also reduce your cost of pet ownership by reducing the chances of requiring costly treatments for your pet.
Many pet owners are worried about the side effects of vaccinations, but these side effects are minimal and the benefits greatly outweigh the risks of vaccines. Vaccinating your pet not only protects it against diseases, but ensures that it does not receive illnesses from other animals or transfer illnesses to other pets. Additionally, vaccines keep you, your family, and your community safe from diseases that can be transferred to humans.
Canine Vaccination Schedule
Three are a certain set of core vaccines that are required for all dog breeds. These core vaccinations include:
- Canine Distemper: This is a highly contagious respiratory illness for dogs.
- Canine Parvovirus: This is a life-threatening and contagious virus that affects the gastrointestinal system.
- Rabies: This is a zoonotic disease that has a high fatality rate for dogs. It affects the central nervous system. Rabies vaccines are required by law in most states.
- Canine Type 2 Adenovirus: This is a virus that causes a respiratory illness with a severe cough.
Apart from the core vaccines for dogs, there are some optional noncore vaccinations. Our professional vet can guide you on whether your dog needs these vaccinations based on the breed, region, and environment of your dog. The non-core vaccines include Bordetella, Canine Parainfluenza, Canine Influenza, and Leptospirosis.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian
Vaccinating your dog is one of the best things you can do to keep it healthy and safe. At Liberty Vet Pets in Philadelphia, PA, we follow strict vaccination guidelines. We will make sure your pet is calm and comfortable at our facility during vaccinations. With our mobile vet services, we can offer your pet services from the comfort of its home, as well. Allow us to use our experience, state-of-the-art facility, and skills to allow your pet to live a happier and healthier life. Our team can answer any questions you have about vaccines for your dog. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us today.