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Vaccinations

Preventative care is an important aspect in maintaining your pet’s health. Proper vaccination is vital in protecting them against harmful diseases.

Labrador puppy getting a shot on clinic table from Veterinarian.
Labrador puppy getting a shot on clinic table from Veterinarian.

Overview

We believe that preventative care is one of the most important aspects of maintaining your pet’s health. There are a variety of diseases that affect animals, so proper vaccination of your pet is vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses to which they are susceptible to.

Why are vaccinations important?

Vaccinations are vital to the health and protection of your pet, and serve as a preventive measure in combating viral diseases like Parvovirus, Parainfluenza virus, Distemper, Lyme, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus, and Rabies. In Watsonville specifically, we see a lot of Parovirus, which is a deadly disease.

When should my pet get vaccinated?

Vaccinations are particularly important for puppies, kittens, and other young animals that have immature immune systems. Veterinary vaccinations generally begin at 6-8 weeks of age and then boostered throughout your pet’s life depending on the vaccine. Our doctors will determine the appropriate vaccination plan for your pet.

How are vaccines administered?

Vaccines help to combat diseases by exposing the pet's immune system to inactive or small amounts of a particular form of bacteria or virus. Vaccines are administered through a subcutaneous injection (under the skin), orally, or intra-nasally, depending on the vaccine.

Vaccinations can be administered without the need to see our veterinarian if the pet is healthy. We recommend annual physical examinations to make certain that your pets condition is stable enough to receive vaccinations. Proper and timely administration is necessary to ensure optimal protection.

Prices

Canine (dog) - All vaccinations are $35.00

Distemper/Parvo Vaccine

Bordetella Vaccine

Rabies Vaccine (1 year and 3 years)

Feline (cat) - All vaccinations are $35.00

FVRCP Vaccine

Rabies Vaccine (1 year and 3 years)

Leukemia Vaccine (2 years, Leukemia testing is recommended before vaccinating)

FELV/FIV/HW - $40.00 (in house) *current examination required