Pet Vaccinations in Granger
Some pets may think they’re invincible, but they can be prone to viruses and diseases, just like people can. Many of these illnesses can become very serious or even be fatal. Here at Kryder Veterinary Clinic, we want to protect pets from viruses and diseases in any way we can. One of the easiest and most recommended ways to do this is with pet vaccinations, which are typically updated during the annual wellness exams. Since no two pets are exactly alike, we’ll be sure to determine which vaccines are necessary to keep YOUR pet healthy during these visits.
How Do Pet Vaccines Work?
Vaccines help strengthen a pet’s immune system with antibodies by mimicking a certain illness. As a result, if the pet is later exposed to the real illness, its body will be equipped to fight it off naturally. We offer both core and non-core vaccines for dogs and cats. Core vaccines are ones we require for all pets, regardless of lifestyle. Non-core vaccines are those that are based on a pet’s risk of exposure to a certain condition, so not every pet needs them. Regardless of which kind of vaccine your pet receives, the end result is the same; your pet will be protected against a certain virus or disease.
Pet Vaccines We Offer
The following is a list of some of the core and non-core pet vaccines we offer/recommend for dogs and cats:
- Rabies (core)
- Canine Bordetella (non-core)*
- Canine distemper (core)
- Canine influenza (non-core)
- H3N2 strain
- H3N8 strain
- Feline calicivirus (core)
- Feline leukemia (non-core)*
*Typically, a non-core vaccine is recommended for pets that may come in contact with pets of the same species and risk being exposed to a contagious virus/disease. For example, Bordetella (kennel cough) can be passed from dog to dog, and feline leukemia can be passed from cat to cat. These non-core vaccines are often recommended for outdoor pets and/or prior to being admitted in boarding and daycare facilities.
Canine Influenza Vaccines
To immunize your canine companion against the contagious canine influenza virus, we offer vaccines to combat both strains (H3N2 and H3N8). There have been outbreaks of the canine flu in various parts of the country, and we want to ensure that your pet is sufficiently protected. Symptoms of canine influenza include sneezing, coughing, nasal and ocular discharge, fever, and lethargy. Pets receiving their flu vaccine for the first time will need to return in 3 weeks for their booster shot.
If you have any questions about canine flu or our flu vaccines, please let us know. We highly recommend this vaccine, so be sure to schedule an appointment for your pet as soon as possible.
Are YOUR Pet’s Vaccines Updated?
Vaccines need to be updated every 1-3 years to remain effective. If you’re unsure if your pet’s vaccines are current, or if you just have some questions about the pet vaccines we offer/recommend at our Granger pet clinic, give us a call at (574) 277-6533.