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At Angelus Pet Hospital, we believe that a strong foundation of preventive care is essential for your pet’s lasting health. Our vaccination services offer a shield against a range of infectious diseases, ensuring your furry companions enjoy a vibrant life free from preventable illnesses.

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The Importance Of Pet Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an essential component of responsible pet ownership. Countless lives have been saved, and numerous diseases have been wiped out because of regular vaccinations. They play an important role in preventing various infectious diseases that can severely impact your pet’s health and longevity. By ensuring your pet receives the appropriate vaccinations, you shield them from potentially life-threatening illnesses and contribute to the broader community’s well-being. We strongly recommend vaccinating your pets against common diseases.

Core & Non-Core Vaccinations For Your Pets

At Angelus Pet Hospital, we prioritize your pet’s health by strategically administering core and non-core vaccines. Core vaccines, such as rabies, are the foundation of preventive care for all pets, and non-core vaccines are recommended based on your pet’s individual health concerns and risks. Our experienced veterinarians will assess your pet’s unique needs and provide vaccine recommendations, ensuring comprehensive protection.

  • Core Vaccinations For Cats:
    Feline panleukopenia
    Feline viral rhinotracheitis
    Feline calicivirus
  • Non-Core Vaccinations For Cats:
    Feline leukemia
  • Core Vaccinations For Dogs:
    Canine distemper
    Canine parvovirus
    Canine hepatitis
  • Non-Core Vaccinations For Dogs:
    Canine kennel cough

Canine Kennel Cough

Canine kennel cough, medically known as infectious tracheobronchitis, is a contagious, airborne respiratory ailment that can affect dogs in social settings. Kennel cough is particularly common amongst animals who have been rescued from or spent time in shelters. Our veterinarians offer vaccinations against this ailment, mitigating its impact and fostering a healthier canine.

Recommended Vaccines For Rescued Pets:

  • Parainfluenza
  • Adenovirus
  • Bordetella

How Lifestyle Dictates Recommended Vaccinations

The lifestyles of your pets significantly influence their vaccination needs. Indoor pets, who rarely venture outside, often require only core vaccines due to reduced exposure to external threats. However, pets who frequently go outdoors are at a higher risk of contracting diseases. At Angelus Pet Hospital, our veterinarians consider your pet’s habits when crafting personalized vaccination plans, ensuring they receive the appropriate protection for their lifestyle.

Are Vaccines Safe?

While vaccines are essential for animal welfare and health, like any medical intervention, they carry inherent risks. The scientific foundation of vaccines is continually advancing, resulting in increasingly rare adverse side effects. Angelus Pet Hospital is committed to minimizing these risks during your pet’s vaccination through rigorous safety protocols and continuous research.

Vaccinations FAQs

How often do my pets need vaccinations?
Following the initial shots during your pet’s youth, our veterinarians may recommend annual updates for certain vaccinations. Depending on the vaccine, updates might be necessary every two or three years. Vaccines play a crucial role in preserving your pet’s well-being and staving off potentially devastating diseases. Maintaining up-to-date vaccinations is essential for their health, ensuring a vibrant life free from preventable illnesses.

What are the side effects of vaccinations?
After receiving vaccinations, pets might experience several common side effects. It’s important to observe your pet in the days following their vaccinations and reach out to us if you notice:

  • Itchy, swollen, or inflamed skin (hives)
  • Diarrhea or loose stools
  • Vomiting
  • Coughing or breathing difficulties
  • Swelling, particularly around the injection site

How long does it take for a vaccine to work?
Vaccines typically require a few days to a couple of weeks to become effective. For pet owners considering boarding or foreseeing contact with other animals, scheduling vaccinations at least a week before the intended boarding date is advised. This allows the vaccine sufficient time to build immunity, ensuring optimal protection for your pets during interactions with other animals.

Does my pet’s age affect their vaccination schedule?
Age does not influence vaccinations. They remain integral for sustaining optimal health in your pets, including older pets.

Are indoor pets exempt from vaccinations?
Though at lower risk, indoor pets are not exempt from vaccination requirements. In compliance with California law, all dogs must receive rabies vaccinations. Puppies should get their first rabies shot at three months, followed by a booster after a year, and then every three years. While indoor pets face fewer external threats, vaccinations remain essential for preventing diseases unique to indoor environments. Angelus Pet Hospital is here to provide insights and answers, ensuring your pets receive the protection they need, indoors and out.

Contact Us For Vaccinations In Glendale

Angelus Pet Hospital is your trusted destination for comprehensive vaccination services for dogs and cats. We understand the important role vaccinations play in your pet’s well-being. From mandatory rabies vaccinations to tailored preventive measures, our experienced team ensures your pets receive the protection they deserve. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us – your pet’s health is our top priority, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Angelus Pet Hospital

5846 San Fernando Rd
Glendale, CA 91202

(818) 241-8333

Mon-Fri: 8am to 6pm