Due to the many recent discoveries and innovations in veterinary medicine, your pet can be protected against most major infectious diseases and bacteria. Many immunizations and preventative treatments are available that did not exist just a few decades ago.
Up-to-date vaccinations play a large part in keeping your pet healthy and free from disease. However, not every pet requires the same series or frequency of vaccines. Our veterinarians tailor a vaccine protocol to your pet based on his or her lifestyle and recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Vaccine schedules are balanced to provide needed protection while not over-vaccinating your companion. Please contact us for more information about your pet's vaccinations.
Core vaccines for Adult dogs and cats include: Distemper and Rabies.
Non-core vaccines for Adult dogs include: Lyme and Bordetella.
- Bordetella (B. bronchiseptica) is a bacteria commonly associated with respiratory infections in dogs. It is one of the more common bacterial causes of canine infectious tracheobronchitis - also known as canine cough. The vaccine is strongly recommended if your dog attends day care, visits dog parks, boarding kennels or any other location where he/she comes into contact with other dogs. Bordetella is highly contagious, easily transmitted through the air or direct contact, and fairly resistant to destruction in the environment.
- Lyme disease is transmitted to pets through the bite of a tick and can cause lameness, swollen joints, and fever. Ticks are found in grassy, wooded, and sandy areas and prevention is important. Ask one of our veterinarians about vaccinating your pet and/or preventive products that we recommend.
Non-core vaccines for Adult cats include: Feline Leukemia (Felv)
- Felv is a viral infection transmitted from one cat to another through close contact. This vaccine is highly recommended for cats that go outdoors or live in multi-cat households.
Parasite Prevention and Control
Parasites can be real pests. External (fleas, ticks) and internal (heartworm, hookworm, roundworm) parasites can cause problems for your pet and your family. Prevention is the best approach to eliminating these pests. Please ask a staff member at Vine Animal Hospital carries a variety of topical, oral, or injectable flea/tick and heartworm preventatives.