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Tassajara Veterinary Clinic Offers Pet Vaccinations in Danville CA
Your pet depends on you for so many things, including the essentials of health and wellness that allow for a long and happy life. Vaccinations are key to prevent unwanted illness in your beloved companion. Tassajara Veterinary Clinic is your source for pet vaccinations in Danville CA.
Why Your Danville CA Pet Should Receive Vaccinations
Your puppies or kittens have not yet developed their own immunity against deadly diseases, relying instead on the temporary immunity they receive through their mother's milk. Once this form of immunity is no longer an option, these baby animals are extremely vulnerable to killer germs. Vaccinations jump-start their immune systems into action against these germs. A vaccine is an inert version of the contagion that enters the body and essentially fools it into thinking a real disease threat is present. The body responds by creating the necessary antibodies to guard against this disease.
The most critical step in vaccinating your pet is administering that handful of shots that protect against the most widespread threats. These vaccinations are called "core" vaccinations.
- Canine Parvovirus
- Canine Hepatitis
- Canine Distemper
- Feline Herpesvirus I
- Feline Calicivirus
- Feline Distemper (Panleukopenia)
Some of these vaccinations can be combined into a single shot.
Sometimes non-core vaccinations can prove advisable as well. These elective shots can protect pets at special risk for certain diseases due to their lifestyles or environments. For instance, if you're planning on boarding your pet or otherwise exposing him to groups of other animals, your pet may need a vaccination against a kennel cough (Bordetella). Cats may also benefit from vaccination against feline leukemia, while outdoor dogs can receive vaccinations against Lyme disease if deemed necessary. we can advise you as to which non-core vaccinations your pet might need.
Vaccinations from Your Danville Vet
Tassajara Veterinary Clinic is your pet's home base for all kinds of health and wellness care, including pet vaccinations in Danville. Vaccinations are easily administered at the same times as routine wellness evaluations and other preventative procedures. We administer core vaccinations to puppies and kittens in several rounds, at 3-week intervals, for the first 4 months of life to make sure the vaccines are keeping up with the rapid growth and physical changes that occur during this time. Adult pets may be able to go a year or more between booster shots, but bear in mind that different vaccines can lose potency at different times. Your Danville vet will discuss your pet's vaccination and booster shot schedule with you.
Schedule Pet Vaccinations at Our Danville Veterinary Hospital
Infectious diseases don't wait, so neither should you. Contact our Danville veterinary hospital today at 925-736-8387 to schedule initial vaccinations or booster shots. Your pet's optimal health starts here!