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At Happy Tails Veterinary Hospital, we know that your pet is more than just a companion; they’re a beloved member of your family, and want the very best for them. That’s why we’re devoted to providing state-of-the-art veterinary medicine with kindness and compassion. One very important aspect of our devotion to quality care and service is providing pet vaccinations.
Why We Provide Pet Vaccinations
We want you and your companion to enjoy many happy years together. To ensure that your pet has a long and healthy life, they need to follow a thorough preventative care plan, including regular vaccinations. This is the most effective way to keep your pet healthy and protect them from serious illness.
Pet vaccines are an effective means of disease prevention. Here’s how vaccines work: vaccinations cause a mild response in your pet’s immune system that establishes disease-fighting antibodies. These antibodies serve to protect your pet, providing an extra layer of protection against diseases and viruses such as rabies, hepatitis, parvovirus, and many others.
Canine Flu and What it Means for You
Canine Influenza is a highly contagious infection that affects dogs in a similar way the flu affects us. Symptoms include:
- Nasal and eye discharge
- Coughing and sneezing
- Loss of appetite
The infection is transmitted all too easily through exposure to the virus which spreads through droplets secreted via coughing, sneezing, and barking. Additionally, the virus can live up to 48 hours on some surfaces, and on hands for up to 12 hours—so washing your hands is still very important!
All dogs can potentially contract the infection, even those who are typically house-bound, but those who are social and visit dog parks, take frequent walks, or have frequent stays at boarding facilities are more at risk.
Ask us about our Canine Influenza Vaccine (CIV) today and whether your pet would benefit from the vaccine.
Our veterinarians know that one size doesn’t necessarily fit all when it comes to medical care. That’s why we provide your pet with a customized vaccine protocol. Personalized vaccination schedules are based on factors such as:
- Activity level
- Risk of exposure to disease
- Health status
- Likelihood of travel
After examining your pet and asking about their lifestyle and medical requirements, we will then determine a vaccination protocol designed to meet your pet’s needs. If you’re interested in learning more about vaccinations, feel free to contact us. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about your pet’s health care.