Our priority is helping your pet maintain their health and always feel their best. Our veterinarians highly recommend bringing your pet in to be seen for regular annual checkups. We believe an extremely important part of keeping pets happy and healthy is to do a yearly wellness examination, and also make sure they stay current on their shots. Loop 410 Veterinary Hospital has been providing high quality, yet affordable pet vaccinations to cats and dogs for decades.
Pet Vaccinations: Why Does Your Pet Need Them?
If you have a new pet, you may have many questions regarding the vaccine process and whether or not it is necessary. Along with shopping for the right foods, play toys, and bedding, vaccines are necessity. Vaccinations represent a critical solution to the overall health of your pet. Common illnesses like distemper and parvo can have serious and dangerous consequences for your pet. The rabies disease is deadly and can transfer to humans. Our pet vaccinations are affordable and effective for building a strong defense against contagious illnesses. Your family will stay healthier too!
Loop 410 Animal Hospital Offers Pet Vaccinations in San Antonio
We love animals and want to give them the best possible veterinary health care, while providing compassionate service at a price that is fair. Our canine/feline immunization and vaccination programs are designed to meet your pets lifestyle and specific needs. Pets should be vaccinated annually most of the time, and after the initial booster series is administered to puppies. Some vaccines can be administered every three years. It is important to remember that vaccines stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies to fight off viruses. Vaccines must be administered for the immune system to make long-term protection.
Please take note: If your pet is over 16 weeks old, and has never received a vaccine before it will need an additional dose in 3 to 4 weeks before starting on the annual or triennial cycle.
An annual visit to our veterinary hospital will provide an opportunity for your pet’s routine health check as well as any re-vaccinations that may be necessary. In case your pet misses a vaccination that has been recommended, please contact us for advice as soon as possible.
Types of Pet Vaccines for Dogs
Core vaccines are considered vital to all dogs based on risk of exposure, severity of disease or transfer-ability to humans, and include the following:
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine hepatitis
Non-core vaccines are given depending on the dog’s exposure risk, and include the following:
- Bordetella bronchiseptica
- Borrelia burgdorferi
- Leptospira bacteria
Types of Pet Vaccines for Cats
Core vaccines are considered vital to all cats based on risk of exposure, severity of disease or transfer-ability to humans, and include the following:
- Feline panleukopenia (distemper)
- Feline viral rhinotracheitis
- Feline calicivirus
Non-core vaccines are given depending on the cat’s exposure risk, and include the following:
- Feline leukemia (FeLV)
- Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)
The AAFP does not recommend FeLV vaccinations in adult cats who are always kept indoors and have no exposure to other cats. It is suggested that all kittens, because they are most susceptible and their lifestyles may change, should receive an initial FeLV vaccination series.
The friendly staff here at Loop 410 Veterinary Hospital is ready to help your pet with the appropriate vaccines, so contact us today! If you are looking for a knowledgeable and compassionate veterinarian who provides pet vaccinations in San Antonio, we are a great choice, and look forward to meeting you and your pet soon.