Lake Cable Animal Hospital - Pet Vaccinations
Vaccinations have the potential to protect pets against life threatening diseases
What do pet vaccinations do?
Vaccine’s help prepare your animals immune system to fight the invasion of disease-causing organisms. Vaccines contain antigens, which look like disease causing organisms to the immune system but don’t actually cause disease. When the vaccine is introduced to the body, the immune system is mildly stimulated.
If the animal is ever exposed to the real disease its immune system is now prepared to recognize and fight it off entirely or reduce the severity of the illness. Vaccines are very important to managing the health of your pet.
When should I get my puppy vaccinated?
If the mother has a healthy immune system, the puppy will most likely receive antibodies in mother’s milk while nursing. Puppies will receive a series of vaccinations starting at six to eight weeks of age that protect against parvovirus, distemper, and hepatitis. Your puppy must also be vaccinated against rabies. Our veterinarians will administer a minimum of three vaccinations at three-to four-week intervals. The final dose is administered at 16 weeks of age.
In 2006, the American Animal Hospital Association’s canine’s task force published a revised version of guidelines regarding canine vaccinations.
Vaccinating your animal is one of the easiest ways to help him/her live a long and healthy life.
If you live in the Canal Fulton, North Canton, or surrounding Ohio areas contact Lake Cable Animal Hospital to discuss a pet vaccination protocol that is right for your animal.
We will examine your pets age, medical history, environment, travel habits, and lifestyle to make sure that your pet remains at optimal health throughout the duration of its life.