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Vaccinations: A Crucial Preventive Measure

Wellness and preventive care are the most important measures that we take to maintain your pet’s health. Crucial components of wellness and prevention are vaccines. Whether your pet is a puppy or kitten, an adult, or senior, vaccinations prevent debilitating and life-threatening diseases.


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Cats

It is important that you start your kitten off on the right foot and bring them to us for their first wellness exam and vaccinations. We will vaccinate your kitten to protect against serious but preventable diseases such as distemper and rabies. We will also determine if your kitten should be vaccinated against feline leukemia. In addition, we will test for internal parasites which can cause serious illness in your pet.

When you bring your adult and senior cat in for routine wellness exams, we will review your pet’s health record and ensure that your pet remains vaccinated.

Dogs

Your puppy should be brought to us as soon as possible for their first wellness exam. Puppies are vulnerable to a number diseases that are easily preventable if properly vaccinated. While we get to know your puppy during their first visit, we will vaccinate them against diseases including rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and others. We will also test your puppy for common parasites such as roundworms.

Vaccines are essential to maintaining your pet’s health throughout their lifetime. We will make sure that your dog’s vaccines are current whenever you bring them in for their wellness exam.

Dr. Erdman and the rest of the staff at Kings Trail Animal Hospital are dedicated to keeping your pet as healthy as possible. Vaccinations are a crucial component of our wellness and preventive care.

Please contact us to learn more about our vaccinations or make an appointment today.

Microchipping

A microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size of a grain of rice, embedded under your pet’s skin. The procedure is virtually painless, and offers a numbers of benefits. Shelters and veterinary hospitals routinely scan lost animals for chips and use the information recorded on the chip to reunite pets with their owners. Veterinarians are also able to obtain vaccination and treatment information from the microchips. Please let Dr. Edman know during your next appointment if you wish to verify that your pet is microchipped, or contact us for more information.


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