No matter how careful you are, your pets can be exposed to germs that lead to potentially serious pet diseases. Vaccinations provide cats and dogs with protection from severe or fatal diseases, such as rabies and distemper. At Lakewood Pet Vet, we offer all the vaccines that pets need to keep them safe from these diseases. Call us at (562) 925-2300 to schedule an appointment with our veterinarians in Lakewood for updated vaccines or first-time vaccinations.
The Importance of Pet Vaccinations
Pet vaccines play a crucial role in guarding against potentially serious or life-threatening diseases. For example, there’s no cure for rabies. With an updated rabies vaccination, pets have important protection from this disease. Vaccines for pets also include diseases that aren’t fatal but can cause serious complications, such as parvovirus or canine influenza. Keeping your pets up-to-date on vaccines helps lower their risk of becoming seriously ill.
Vaccines for Dogs
Some vaccinations for dogs are called core vaccines that are recommended for all dogs and puppies of a certain age. These include canine distemper virus, canine parvovirus, canine adenovirus-2, and rabies virus. Other vaccines are non-core, such as Bordetella or kennel cough, canine influenza, canine parainfluenza, and Leptospira species. Our vet can let you know which vaccines we recommend your dog to have. Keep in mind that state laws require dogs to have rabies vaccines.
Vaccines for Cats
As with dogs, cats have both core and non-core vaccines. Core vaccinations for cats include rabies virus, feline leukemia virus for kittens, feline panleukopenia virus, feline visual rhinotracheitis, and feline caliciviruses. Non-core vaccines for cats include Bordetella or feline bordetellosis, feline leukemia virus for adult cats, and feline chlamydiosis. We’ll let you know which vaccines your cat needs to stay up-to-date and receive effective protection from serious diseases.
Pet Vaccine Safety
Vaccines help your pet’s immune system identify and fight certain viruses and other germs. Some vaccines include inactivated organisms, while others use modified live organisms. Our veterinary team can ensure that your pet receives safe and effective vaccines. If your pet has had any adverse reactions to vaccines in the past, let our team know. This helps us make sure that your pet is safely vaccinated with a low risk of side effects or serious reactions.
Contact Our Veterinarians in Lakewood, CA
If your pets are due for vaccinations, we can help. Are you looking for a veterinarian near you? Contact Lakewood Pet Vet at (562) 925-2300 to set up an appointment with one of our veterinarians. Our veterinary team can ensure that your pets have all the vaccinations they need to protect them from diseases or a serious pet infection.