Pet experts recommend maintaining a regular schedule of vaccinations to prevent pets from acquiring common illnesses that can threaten their health and lead to expensive veterinary bills. These vaccines have been thoroughly tested and are safe for pets to receive, to help them maintain good health throughout their lives. At Central Boulevard Veterinary Hospital in Brentwood, CA, we offer low-cost vaccinations which include $99 special package for adult dogs and cats, puppy and kitten discounted vaccine packages to keep pets up to date on their immunizations.
Scheduled Vaccinations Are Important to Your Pet’s Health
Vaccines have come under close scrutiny because of their perceived side effects. However, the value of these immunizations is undeniable, providing protection against diseases that can threaten their health and may even cause death. A regular vaccine schedule ensures that your pet does not pick up common bacteria and viruses from common methods of transmission, such as from contact with other animals, from pet dishes or from toys.
Core Vaccines for Dogs
Puppies receive their first course of vaccines at 6 to 8 weeks old, then at 2 to 4 week intervals until they are 4 months old. These vaccines protect against parvovirus, hepatitis, and distemper. Sometimes, these protections are provided in combination form, but they may also be given in individual vaccines. After they reach adulthood, booster vaccines are given. Rabies shots are not given until the animal is 4 months old, and then the vaccine is administered annually. Three-year rabies vaccine is also available. Your veterinarian can advise on which type of vaccine is best for your dog.
Core Vaccines for Cats
Kittens are also given vaccinations a few weeks apart until the age of 7 months. Core vaccines include those against panleukopenia, feline calicivirus, and rhinotracheitis. Rabies vaccine is given at 4 months or older. Even if your cat stays indoors most of the time, he or she can pick up a virus from brief contact with another animal when out of the house.
Special Vaccines to Protect Your Pet
Pets that are boarding or go to daycare may also need the Bordetella vaccine. In addition, your vet may recommend vaccination against Borrelia burgdorferi, leptospirosis and feline immunodeficiency virus, if an outbreak has occurred in your area.
Make Central Boulevard Veterinary Hospital Your Veterinarian in Brentwood
Dr. Dhawan and the team at Central Boulevard Veterinary Hospital are committed to providing quality, compassionate care for pets in Brentwood, CA and nearby communities. We are a full-service veterinary clinic that welcomes new patients. And se habla español. Call Central Boulevard Veterinary Hospital today at (925) 684-4443 for an appointment for low-cost pet vaccinations to avoid common pet diseases.