Pet Vaccinations Offer Superior Protection
Pet owners want to keep their pets healthy and safe, which is why we recommend a personalized vaccination schedule. A simple way to protect from viruses and bacteria, vaccinations boost your pet’s immune system from potentially life-threatening diseases. And if cost is a concern, we’ve found that it’s much more cost effective to vaccinate against kennel cough and parvovirus than treat after a pet has contracted the illness.
While we advocate for vaccinations, we’re careful about the vaccinations we recommend for each pet. Our skilled veterinarians take utmost care creating a schedule that suits your pet’s health history, current health situation, and lifestyle that might expose the pet to illnesses. By working in tandem with your knowledge of your pet, we’ll create a tailored plan specifically suited to your pet’s health needs.
In the beginning of a pet’s life, puppies and kittens ingest maternal antibodies while nursing, which can neutralize any effect of viruses or bacteria. By 8 weeks of age, the maternal antibodies can wear off, which makes your puppy or kitten susceptible to illness. With our knowledge about young animal health, we’ll create a vaccination schedule to achieve optimum protection for your little one against disease.
Questions about vaccines or disease prevention? We’re here to help at (830) 620-1100.
Vaccinations and Pet Safety
Similar to humans, pets are apt to experience mild side effects for up to 24 hours after vaccinations, including lethargy and slight soreness at the vaccination site. However, in our medical opinion, these minor and temporary side effects are worth the protection against disease—and your peace of mind as a pet owner! If you have any questions or concerns about how your pet will respond to vaccinations, we’re here to provide support and answers.
Vaccines We Recommend for Dogs and Cats
While every pet should be vaccinated, we recommend only what’s truly necessary for your pet’s long-term health. Here are the vaccines we can provide at our veterinary clinic:
RECOMMENDED Canine Vaccinations
- Distemper Virus
- Canine Respiratory Disease Complex (Kennel Cough)
RECOMMENDED Feline Vaccines
- Calcivirus, Herpesvirus, and Rhinotracheitis-causing Viruses
PARASITE PREVENTION IN NEW BRAUNFELS
Did you know that infectious diseases can be transmitted between animals and humans? We want to keep you and your human family healthy from zoonotic diseases by preventing these types of illnesses in your pet. Some examples of zoonotic diseases include:
- Scabies – Mange mites that infect the skin
- Ringworm – This is a fungal infection of the skin
- Hookworms – These parasites cause cutaneous larval migrans
- Roundworms – These cause visceral larval migrans
- Leptospirosis – This is a bacterial infection of the kidneys
- Giardia – This is an infection that causes gastrointestinal diarrhea disease
- Fleas – Most famously known for their itchy bites, these parasites also transmit diseases from animal to animal
- Ticks – Parasites that draw blood from our pets and spread diseases such as Lyme disease
- Staph Infections – Bacterial skin infections
We reference guidelines of the Companion Animal Parasite Council to protect our pets from these diseases and parasites. Our veterinarians will work with you to administer a monthly parasite prevention to help control both external and internal parasites.
To learn more about how to keep your pet and family safe from fleas, ticks, scabies, roundwoms, and more contact us at (830) 620-1100 if you have any questions.