From your first visit to South Arlington Animal Clinic, we’ll make sure your pet is current on their vaccines and put on a schedule, so they continue to stay up-to-date.
Pets today can live longer, healthier lives than ever before—in part because of vaccines that help protect them from deadly infectious diseases. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common. Unfortunately, many infectious diseases still pose a significant threat to dogs and cats that are unvaccinated.
Vaccinations for cats
Panleukopenia (feline distemper), feline herpesvirus type I, feline calicivirus, and rabies are the main cat vaccines. All of these safeguards your cat from significant health problems even though they are not required in California. Depending on how you raise your cat and how your kitty lives, you might also wish to vaccinate it against the feline leukemia virus. We’ll talk about your cat’s lifestyle and decide which vaccinations are necessary during the session.
Vaccinations for dogs
Canine distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, bordetella, and rabies are among the core immunizations for dogs. Dogs are required by law to have a rabies vaccination starting at 12 to 16 weeks of age, followed by booster shots every three years. Depending on your dog’s risk, we’ll talk about whether he or her should also have canine influenza, leptospirosis, and/or bordetella vaccines. We offer heartworm injections for 6 months or even a year. Dogs must be up to date on a heartworm test.