One of the best ways to protect your pet’s health is vaccinations. When you stay on top of your pet’s vaccination schedule, you are helping your pet avoid dangerous diseases as well as helping to prevent the spread of these illnesses throughout the community. To make sure that your pet is up to date with their important vaccinations, reach out to River Run Animal Hospital. We offer vaccinations for pets in Powhatan so you and your pet can avoid the consequences of communicable diseases. Our veterinary team will work with your to understand your pet’s lifestyle and make recommendations as to which vaccines are necessary to keep them healthy and happy for the long term.
You can rely on River Run Animal Hospital to help protect your pet’s good health! To make an appointment with our Powhatan veterinarians, please call (804) 589-5394 or contact us online today.
Core Canine Vaccinations
We know that every dog is different, even dogs that share the same home, age, or even breed. We work with you to customize your dog’s vaccination schedule to keep them happy and healthy at every stage of life. While there are many vaccines that can be appropriate for some dogs, there are a set of core vaccinations that we recommend for every dog.
The core vaccines for canines include:
- Parvovirus: This highly contagious disease attacks the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems and is considered very dangerous, and even fatal, for puppies.
- Canine hepatitis: This viral disease attacks the upper respiratory tract and can spread into the bloodstream if left untreated.
- Distemper: This viral disease has no known cure and attacks multiple systems throughout your pet’s body, including the respiratory, urogenital, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems.
- Rabies: This disease is one of the few that require a vaccination in most states.
Just like dogs, cats need vaccines to stay healthy throughout their lives. There are certain feline-specific diseases that cats should be vaccinated against.
The core vaccines for felines include:
- Panleukopenia: This disease is the leading cause of death for kittens and is transmitted by direct contact with other infected animals.
- Calicivirus: This virus causes upper respiratory infections and can also cause oral ulcers in your cat’s mouth.
- Rhinotracheitis: This disease also causes upper respiratory tract infections adn is usually a result of contact with other infected cats.
- Feline leukemia virus: Also known as FeLV, this disease is the second leading cause of death in cats.
For questions about vaccinations for your pets, please reach out to our team by calling (804) 589-5394 or contact us online.
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