Top-Quality Cat and Dog Vaccinations in Canton, MI
Cat and dog vaccinations are a standard but no less important part of your pet's overall wellness care. As an AAHA-accredited hospital here in Canton, we offer our patients only the highest-quality vaccines in accordance with strict AAHA guidelines. We aim to vaccinate pets with their personal wellbeing in mind and according to their individual needs.
Vaccines provide dogs and cats with increased protection against various common diseases, including rabies, distemper, hepatitis and leukemia. With properly-scheduled vaccines, we can give your pet optimal coverage throughout their life.
Important Vaccines for Dogs and Cats
AAHA categorizes cat and dog vaccines as either core (highly recommended) or noncore (based on exposure risks). Our cat and dog vaccines include:
- Rabies (core)
- DHPP (core)
- Bordetella (noncore)
- Leptospirosis (noncore)
- Lyme (noncore)
- FVRCP/Feline distemper (core)
- Rabies (core)
- Feline leukemia (noncore)
How Vaccines Increase Your Pet's Immunity
All vaccines contain antigens, which stimulate your pet's immune system into producing disease-fighting antibodies. The antibodies target and eliminate these antigens, strengthening the immune system and giving your pet greater resistance against infection.
Planning Your Cat and Dog's Vaccination Schedule
AAHA's vaccine guidelines are the most appropriate and up-to-date for keeping pets healthy. Thus, we vaccinate pets only after evaluating their infection risks.
During your pet's wellness exam, we explain their vaccine options and why they're needed. Furthermore, we ask questions and want to learn as much about your pet's lifestyle as possible. There are several factors that help us decide which vaccines will best improve your pet's overall health:
- Environment (living near certain wildlife or where ticks are endemic)
- Travel frequency
- Whether they often socialize with other animals
- Medical history
To further assist in planning your pet's vaccination schedule, download and fill out this form, then bring it with you to your pet's next appointment.
Puppies and kittens receive a distemper vaccine series when they are young to increase their immunity. Rabies can be given no earlier than 12 weeks old.
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