Vaccines Are Your Pet’s First Line of Defense Against Disease
Rabies, Lyme disease, canine influenza, feline leukemia…these harmful diseases can pose a major threat to your pet’s well-being, unless you have them vaccinated on a regular basis. Pet vaccinations are a smart and simple way to provide your loved one with the protection they need to remain disease-free. At P.A.W.S. Pet Hospital in Hugo, we offer a full range of essential and lifestyle vaccinations for both cats and dogs. We’ll help you choose which ones they’ll need to stay healthy, and develop a vaccination protocol that can be altered over time to suit your pet’s changing needs.
How Pet Vaccinations Work
Like human vaccines, pet vaccines offer substantial protection against many common viruses and diseases. Each vaccine consists of a modified or killed form of the virus it’s intended to protect against. Once injected into the body, it stimulates an immune response in which antibodies are produced to fight the virus. Should your pet ever encounter the virus in real life, their immune system will be able to recognize and destroy the intruder.
Pet Vaccines We Offer
To protect pets against common diseases endemic to Hugo and surrounding areas, we offer the following vaccines for both cats and dogs:
- Distemper combo (DHPP)
- Bordetella (kennel cough)
- Lyme vaccine
- Feline distemper (FVRCP)
- Feline leukemia (FeLV)
Does My Pet Really Need to be Vaccinated?
Yes! Unless your pet has had a severe reaction to their vaccines, we strongly recommend having them vaccinated. In many states, the rabies vaccine is required by law! Rabies, Lyme disease, and distemper are all harmful and/or fatal diseases that either cannot be treated, or will be very costly to treat.
Here at P.A.W.S. Pet Hospital, we consider pet vaccinations an absolute necessity, and are more than willing to discuss their many benefits with you. Your pet’s health and safety are our top priorities, and we will always let you know if your pet is overdue for their vaccinations.
We’re always here to help you make the best choices for your pet’s care. If you have any other questions about the vaccines we offer or would like to make an appointment to have your pet vaccinated, reach out to us at (651) 400-1180.