Vaccines are a major factor in your pet’s healthcare and can provide significant protection against deadly viruses, including rabies and distemper. Here at Westmonte Animal Clinic, we offer a variety of cat and dog vaccinations to protect and support every pet with regard to its unique needs and lifestyle.
We customize every pet’s vaccine schedule to suit them, which ensures they stay protected with minimal risk of being over-vaccinated. If you're looking for a pet vaccination clinic that cares, call us at (407) 862-6892 to get your pets vaccinated today.
Vaccines help to promote a healthy lifestyle in your pet. By making sure your dog or cat receives the proper vaccinations, you will not only keep them safe, but you will help reduce the chances of certain diseases passing between your pets and you or other members of your family.
While both dogs and cats need to be vaccinated, they each have specific vaccines we recommend to keep them healthy. We provide the following for their protection.
- Distemper - Canine Distemper is a deadly disease that affects the respiratory, gastrointenstinal, and central nervous systems.
- Leptospirosis - A disease caused by the Leptospira bacteria that can leave residual kidney or liver damage even after treatment.
- Rabies - Rabies is an incurable disease that becomes deadly once symptoms begin. It’s important to make sure your dog is up to date on their rabies shot!
- Influenza - Yes, your dog can get the flu. And just like with humans the symptoms can range anywhere from mild to severe, sometimes even leading to death.
- Bordetella - Bordetella bronchiseptica (also known as Kennel Cough) is a bacteria that causes respiratory disease in dogs.
- Feline Rhinotracheitis (FVRCP) - Protects against three highly contagious and deadly diseases: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calicivirus, and Feline Panleukopenia.
- Rabies - All mammals are at risk of contracting rabies, so cats must also stay up to date on their rabies vaccines.
- Feline Leukemia (FeLV) - Feline leukemia suppresses the immune system, and can lead to anemia, lymphoma, and other deadly infections.
Puppy and Kitten Vaccine Timeline
It’s important to begin vaccinating your pet when they’re young since their natural antibodies (obtained while nursing) will start to fade when they are just 6-8 weeks old. When we vaccinate puppies and kittens, we space out their booster shots to prevent over-vaccination. Too many vaccines in a short amount of time can cause a vaccine reaction in your pet, and as always, their health and safety are our foremost concerns.
Here’s what we suggest for puppies and kittens starting out with their vaccines:
1st round of vaccines, 8-9 weeks old: First distemper (DAPP) booster and Bordetella
2nd round of vaccines, 11-12 weeks old: Second distemper booster and first Leptospirosis booster
3rd (final) round of vaccines, 13-15 weeks old: Annual distemper booster and rabies vaccine
1st round of vaccines, 8-9 weeks old: First FVRCP and FeLV boosters
2nd round of vaccines, 11-12 weeks old: Second FVRCP booster and annual FeLV booster
3rd round of vaccines, 13-15 weeks old: Annual FVRCP vaccine and rabies vaccine
Your Neighborhood Pet Vaccination Clinic
When you adopt a new cat or dog, you are doing more than simply welcoming them into the family. You’re making a commitment that you will keep them healthy and safe to the best of your abilities, and pet vaccines are a big part of that.
At Westmonte Animal Clinic, we strive to treat your pets like they are our own and work hard to create a family friendly atmosphere so that you and your pet don’t have to dread coming into the veterinarian’s office.
Our pet vaccination clinic is centrally located in Altamonte Springs near the intersection of S.R. 436 and Hwy 17-92. Whether you live in Casselberry, Winter Springs, or any of the surrounding areas, you Westmonte Animal Clinic is your local veterinarian offering cat and dog vaccinations near you.
If you’re ready to make sure that your new four-legged family member gets their first booster shot, or if you have any questions about pet vaccines, call Westmonte Animal Clinic today at (407) 862-6892 or book your next appointment online.