Vaccinations are an important component of preventative care for pets. Methuen Veterinary Hospital provides vaccines and other forms of healthcare for pets. When your pet gets the necessary vaccines, it is free from the risks associated with common diseases in animals. Vaccine appointments should be scheduled regularly, as should routine veterinary exams. Whether you have a dog or a cat, you can take steps to provide great preventative care for your pet. These are the vaccines your pet may benefit from.


Dog Vaccines

DHPP immunizations are typically administered when a puppy is just a few weeks old. This vaccine prevents canine distemper, parainfluenza, and hepatitis. This shot should be administered several times during the first few weeks of life and then once per year. Bordetella, or kennel cough, is a condition that impacts your dog's respiratory system. A vaccine should be administered twice a year.

Your dog may also need a vaccine for leptospirosis, a bacterial condition. This is an annual immunization. Rabies vaccines are administered yearly and prevent rabies. Rabies is a completely fatal condition, so a vaccine is critical. Canine influenza is an illness that can cause coughing, runny nose, and fever. It can become severe in some pets, which is why annual influenza shots are important.

Cat Vaccines

Cats also need regular vaccines. Like dogs, cats are exposed to many preventable diseases, even if they do not go outside regularly. Three vaccines are recommended for cats. Cats benefit from a rabies vaccination just like dogs do. Rabies is always fatal, and there is no cure for it. Prevention with the rabies vaccine is crucial for all cats.

The feline distemper vaccine is also administered yearly. This vaccine protects your cat from contagious diseases like feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia. This immunization protects your pet from digestive and respiratory issues. FeLV, or feline leukemia virus, is a serious issue that affects many cats. This condition is so dangerous because it is difficult to detect. Boosters each year can prevent this serious condition.

Contact Our Veterinary Professionals for Vaccines in Methuen

At Methuen Veterinary Hospital, we have been providing Methuen residents with reliable veterinary care services for many years. For more information on vaccines or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (978) 685-8031.

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