Vaccinating Pets

An experienced veterinarian, Dr. Todd Prince is board-certified in small animal practice. He performs surgery and a range of diagnostic procedures. In addition, Dr. Todd Prince is skilled in preventive health care.

Vaccination is one of the important preventive care practices where cats and dogs are concerned. While the vaccinations required may vary depending on the pet’s breed and routine, some are generally recommended. For dogs, these include vaccinations for canine distemper and parvovirus. For cats, important vaccinations include those for feline distemper, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus. It is often recommended that both cats and dogs receive vaccinations for rabies and bordetella.

The schedule for vaccinations and booster shots may varies depending on the animal and its circumstances. This is because the length of time over which a vaccination remains effective depends on the age of the pet and its overall health. Pet owners are advised to consult their veterinarians on these factors to ensure that their pets are properly protected. Regular veterinarian appointments facilitate this process.