Veterinary Vaccinations

Forney, Texas

It is not always possible to keep your cat or dog away from situations or places that expose them to disease. At Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital, we offer vaccinations to help your furry friend's immune system fight off preventable, potentially serious diseases. We are happy to recommend the ideal vaccination based on your pet's health history, unique lifestyle, and unique needs to promote a long, healthy, and vibrant life.

How Do Vaccinations Work?

Vaccinations help build your pet's immunity against serious and sometimes deadly diseases. By introducing small, harmless components of the disease-causing organism into the body, vaccines trigger the immune system's defense mechanisms without causing the disease. That way, if your pet comes into contact with certain bacteria or viruses, the body is equipped to fight them off, minimizing the risk of severe illness.

Vaccinations do more than protect your furry companion. When it comes to diseases like rabies, the viral disease can be transmitted to humans, with a more than 99% fatality rate. Even a strictly indoor pet can sneak out and get exposed to a rabid animal. Delaying vaccination can pose a serious risk to your furry friend and your family.

What Vaccinations Does Your Pet Need?

At Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital, we follow guidelines set by leading veterinary organizations to ensure maximum protection for your pet. Our recommendations are tailored to your pet's species, age, medical history, and lifestyle.

Cat and dog vaccinations are categorized into two groups: core and non-core. Core vaccinations are essential for all pets, while non-core vaccines are often recommended based on lifestyle and a pet's unique needs.

  • Core Vaccines: For dogs, core vaccines include rabies and DHPP, which protects against distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. For cats, core vaccines include rabies, feline calicivirus, feline herpesvirus, and distemper. State and federal governments require the rabies vaccine typically every 1-3 years to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.
  • Non-Core Vaccines: Certain vaccinations are recommended based on lifestyle. We may recommend Bordetella (kennel cough) and canine influenza vaccine for dogs who are boarded or in frequent group situations. When it comes to cats, we may recommend the Bordetella vaccine for outdoor cats and those in group settings. We may also recommend the feline leukemia (FeLV) vaccine for outdoor cats or those born to infected mothers.

Vaccination Schedule and Ongoing Care

We adhere to a carefully planned vaccination schedule that starts when your furry friend is a puppy or kitten and continues throughout life. Regular booster vaccinations are essential to maintain maximum protection over time. Our team will recommend the ideal vaccination schedule based on your pet's age, unique needs, and lifestyle.

Pet Vaccinations Near Me in Forney, TX

Whether your furry friend is strictly an indoor pet or allowed to roam, it is essential to stay protected against preventable diseases. Our team at Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital will recommend a custom vaccination schedule based on your pet's needs and risk factors.

We invite you to contact us at 972-843-1383 to schedule an appointment or request one online today!

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