Pet Vaccinations Offer Superior Protection

Diseases like parvovirus, rabies, and distemper can spread quickly and with dire consequences. Fortunately, there is an easy and safe way to protect your pet (and family) from these diseases.

Vaccinations (also referred to as immunizations) helps your pet's immune system remain protected by boosting its disease-fighting capabilities of identifying and destroying viruses and bacteria. If you keep your pet-up-to-date on their needed vaccinations, they will be protected for life.

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Are Vaccines Safe for My Pet?

Vaccines are quite safe for both dogs and cats. If a reaction does occur, it is usually mild. Pets may feel lethargic after being vaccinated, especially if it’s their initial vaccination, but this shouldn’t last more than 24 hours. And, like humans, pets may feel slightly sore at their vaccination site, but this is also temporary. If you’re concerned about how your pet will respond to vaccines, contact us for information.

Canine and Feline Recommended Vaccines

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Should every pet be vaccinated? We certainly recommend it!

Staying indoors also does not guarantee safety for your dog or cat from infection. After a long day, have you stopped to consider how many diseases you might be bringing home with you on your clothes, shoes, and hands?

Here are the vaccines we commonly recommend for dogs and cats:

Dog Vaccines

  • DHPP (distemper/hepatitis/parainfluenza/parvo)
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Leptospirosis (given based on risk)
  • Influenza (given based on risk)

Cat Vaccines

  • RCP (feline distemper)
  • Rabies
  • Leukemia (recommended for kittens and at-risk cats)

We Tailor Your Pet’s Vaccines to Their Needs

At Country Brook Animal Hospital, most pets do not receive every vaccine that we offer. This is because our approach is to vaccinate in moderation, and by providing an immunization schedule that's tailored to your pet's needs, he or she is protected from the right diseases at the right time.

You can contact us at (972) 530-3951 if you have any questions.