Cat and Dog Vaccinations in Springfield, MO Help Control the Spread of Disease

A protected pet is a healthy pet, and much of this protection can be obtained (and maintained) with vaccines. Cat and dog vaccinations in Springfield, MO can dramatically reduce the spread of disease among dogs, cats, and even humans. It’s important to recognize that even if your pet spends most of their time indoors, you or a family member could still unknowingly carry a virus into the house and put your pet at risk. Vaccines such as those for rabies and distemper are a safe, proactive, and highly effective way to fortify your dog or cat against infection.

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Dog Vaccinations Springfield, MO
Cat and Dog Vaccinations Springfield, MO

What About Cat and Dog Vaccine Side Effects?

Side effects from being vaccinated are generally rare, but they can still happen. This includes soreness around the injection site, and mild drowsiness/lethargy. However, these effects should not last more than 24 hours. At Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital, our veterinarians are careful to avoid over-vaccinating, and we take time to observe our patients to check for an allergic reaction.

Which Vaccines Does My Dog or Cat Need?

We’ll need to get to know your pet in order to recommend the appropriate vaccines for their needs and lifestyle. That being said, there are core vaccines we highly recommend for virtually every pet.

These include:

 

Dogs
  • Rabies
  • Distemper-hepatitis-parvovirus-parainfluenza (DHPP)
  • Leptospirosis
Cats
  • Rabies
  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis-calicivirus-panleukopenia (FVRCP)

These core vaccines are essential to your pet's protection against deadly viruses and bacteria such as rabies, distemper, parvo, and leptospirosis.

 

Lifestyle-based Vaccines We Offer

Whether or not your pet needs additional vaccines to reinforce their health depends on their lifestyle and risk of exposure to certain illnesses. After we evaluate your pet’s health history and have a good understanding of their life at home, we can put together a schedule to accommodate any additional vaccines they need.

These include:

Dogs
  • Bordetella (kennel cough)
  • Lyme
  • Canine influenza
Cats
  • Feline leukemia (FeLV)