Cat and Dog Vaccinations in Shrewsbury, NJ

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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 cat and dog vaccinations.

Why We Provide Cat and Dog Vaccinations

Cat and Dog Vaccinations in Shrewsbury, NJ

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.

Cat and dog 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.

Ready to book a cat or dog vaccination appointment? Call us at 732-268-8176 today!

Dog 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
  • Lethargy
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever

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.

Call 732-268-8176 and ask us about our Canine Influenza Vaccine (CIV) today and whether your dog would benefit from the vaccine.

Personalized Cat and Dog Vaccines

Our veterinarians know that one size doesn’t necessarily fit all when it comes to medical care. That’s why we provide your dog and cat with a customized vaccine protocol. Personalized vaccination schedules are based on factors such as:

  • Species
  • Age
  • Activity level
  • Risk of exposure to disease
  • Health status
  • Likelihood of travel
  • Lifestyle

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 cat and dog vaccinations, feel free to call us at 732-268-8176. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about your pet’s health care.