Vaccine Protocols

Veterinarian gives dog vaccination at Oakwood Animal Hospital Kalamazoo

Vaccinations are vital to the health and protection of your pet. Vaccines serve as a preventive measure to combat diseases like parvovirus, distemper, leptosporosis, bordetella, and rabies in dogs, and panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, feline leukemia virus, and rabies in cats. Vaccinations are accompanied by a veterinarian consultation and examination to make certain that your pet's condition is stable enough to receive them.

Vaccinations help to combat diseases by exposing the pet's immune system to inactive or small amount of a particular form of bacteria or virus. Our doctors will help you decide which vaccines are appropriate for your pet's risk factors. Proper and timely administration is paramount to ensure for optimal protection. Vaccinations are particularly important to young animals that have immature immune systems. Vaccinations generally begin at 6-8 weeks of age and are given every three to four weeks until the series is completed.

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