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One of the most important things you can do for your pet is to ensure he gets the right pet shots from our veterinarian in Rancho Cucamonga. Shots for pets mean the difference between life and death as they provide protection from dangerous and highly contagious diseases. Read on to learn more about what pet vaccinations in Rancho Cucamonga mean for your pet.
Pet shots contain small amounts of the actual virus called antigens. These antigens activate the pet’s immune system to develop the ability to fight against the virus if he or she is exposed to it. In other words, these Rancho Cucamonga pet vaccinations protect pets from potentially deadly diseases.
National veterinarian organizations have distinguished between cat and dog shots that are absolutely necessary from those that are optional. Our vet in Rancho Cucamonga practices these recommended protocols to keep all our patient pets healthy and safe.
Non-optional dog shots protect against canine parvovirus (CPV), canine distemper virus (CDV), canine adenovirus (CAV), and rabies.
For dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors or have some other risk factor, our Rancho Cucamonga veterinarian may recommend vaccinations for canine hepatitis, Lyme disease, and Bordatella (kennel cough).
These cat shots provide protection for your pet.
For cats who are frequently outdoors or who spend time around other cats, our veterinarian in Rancho Cucamonga recommends shots to protect against feline leukemia, FIV and Bordetella.
Young pets need more frequent vaccinations containing lower doses of antigens so their immune systems are not overwhelmed and can gradually build up resistance. We recommend starting cat and dog shots between 6 and 8 weeks with a final booster at 16 weeks. Thereafter, our Rancho Cucamonga vet wants to see pets once a year for an annual physical and their booster vaccinations.
You want your pet to live a long and healthy life. So do we. Make sure you contact our Rancho Cucamonga vet today to schedule an appointment to get your pet on the right track for health and protection.