Humans receive vaccinations to protect us from diseases that could wreak havoc with our health and even result in death. You should make sure your dog receives any necessary vaccines for the same reason. They boost your furry companion’s immune system and helps them fight off infections. Vaccination of dogs is responsible for saving the lives of millions of pets. Diseases that used to be widespread have become rare among the dog population.
Crucial Dog Vaccine Education
Part of Central Texas Animal Hospital’s mission is to educate clients who bring their dogs in to treat the importance of vaccines. Leaving them unprotected exposes dogs to illnesses and diseases that could greatly impact the quality of their lives. That’s why every owner gets a complete rundown of each vaccine and why it’s necessary.
We make sure you are comfortable with the purpose of the vaccine before administering it to your dog. Every pet owner wants what’s best for them and will do what it takes to keep them from dealing with unnecessary pain and discomfort. Getting your dog vaccinated is one of the most responsible things you can do as an owner.
Recommended Dog Vaccines
Below are some illnesses for which Central Texas Animal Hospital provides a dog vaccine:
- Rabies — Rabies is a viral disease that warm-blooded mammals typically contract via a bite and is 100% fatal.
- Bordetella — Leads to inflammation in a dog’s upper respiratory system that can eventually cause pneumonia in puppies and bronchitis in older dogs dealing with immune system issues.
- Distemper — A contagious viral disease that produces symptoms like fever, loss of appetite, diarrhea. It eventually causes neurological issues like seizures, which can end up being fatal.
- Adenovirus 2 — The adenovirus is the leading cause of infectious tracheobronchitis, or kennel cough, in dogs. While the vaccine won’t completely prevent infection, it can lessen the severity of the illness.
- Parvovirus — A virus that causes vomiting and bloody diarrhea in dogs. It can end up being fatal if a canine doesn’t get timely treatment.
- Leptospirosis — A disease contracted by dogs contacting urine from other infected canines. Dogs can transmit the illness to humans.
Get Your Dog Vaccinated Today
Protect your dog from unnecessary disease by getting them vaccinated. Set up an appointment with Central Texas Animal Hospital today by calling (512) 251-2275.