Vaccinations

At Santa Fe Animal Hospital, pet vaccines are just one of the many preventative services offered by our Lakeland vet team. When your pet is vaccinated against illness or disease, a special injection is administered underneath your pet’s skin that encourages and enables your pet to produce antibodies. These antibodies can last for anywhere from one year to several years, protecting your dog or cat against serious illnesses. Is your pet up-to-date on all recommended vaccinations? If not, then we recommend scheduling an appointment as soon as possible to protect their health.

The Importance of Pet Vaccines

Most pet vaccines produce antibodies in your pet that will last for one to three years. After this time, however, your pet no longer has the antibodies to protect against that illness or disease, which means he or she could be prone to contracting it. This is why it’s so important to stay on top of your pet’s vaccinations and to have your pet re-vaccinated as often as recommended.

Some vaccines protect your pet against illnesses and diseases that could even be transferred to other pets or members of your family. Rabies is a prime example of a disease that can be passed on animals to humans, so having your pet vaccinated against rabies and kept up-to-date is important not only for your pet’s health, but for your family’s health as well.

Which Vaccines Does Your Pet Need?

The specific vaccines your pet should receive can vary depending not just on the type of pet you have, but your pet’s age and unique risk factors as well. In general, both cats and dogs should receive a rabies vaccine at an early age, as well as a rabies booster every one to three years after that.

For dogs specifically, common vaccination recommendations include:

  • kennel cough/canine influenza
  • bordetella
  • leptospirosis
  • canine core vaccines (parvo, distemper, rabies, and canine hepatitis)

For cats, common vaccination recommendations can include:

  • feline leukemia
  • feline core vaccines (panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, and rabies)
  • feline distemper

Our veterinary team can make specific recommendations about your pet’s vaccination needs based on his or her past vaccination records, overall health, age, and risk factors. We can then provide you with an up-to-date vaccination schedule so you can keep your pet’s vaccinations current.

Schedule an Appointment With Our Lakeland Veterinarian Today

If you know your pet is due for vaccinations, you can request an appointment online or call us at (863) 225-9868. We have vaccination packages for dogs and cats at all stages of life!

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