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Vaccinations

The vaccinations your pet requires represent one of the most important preventive measures you can take for its long-term health.

Dogs will be protected with inoculations against:

  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Parainfluenza
  • Parvo virus
  • Kennel cough
  • Rabies

Cats' immunizations include:

  • Feline panleukopenia (distemper)
  • Rabies
  • Feline rhinotracheitis
  • Calicivirus
  • Chlamydia
  • Feline leukemia

The frequency of vaccinations will depend on a variety of factors including:

  • Animal's age
  • Vaccination history
  • Potential exposures
  • Manufacturer's duration protection of the vaccine
  • Geographic location

Dr. Sherry D. (Dodson) Clark will recommend a schedule consistent with your pet's unique environment and lifestyle.

Puppies and kittens receive natural immunity against many diseases within the first few hours of life from their mother's milk (the colostrum) but this protection is short-lived.

Dr. Clark will recommend:

  • A vaccination program that will protect your puppy or kitten against the many serious, life-threatening diseases to which young animals are susceptible
  • Laboratory tests to ensure that your little friend is free of potentially debilitating and fatal internal parasites (which also may be transmitted to humans). Early detection and treatment is critical to your entire family's health.

Dr. Clark and her staff are eager to provide accurate information and explanations about new puppy or kitten behavior, offer practical strategies to prevent problems of developing pets, or give advice to correct early behavioral problems.

Each puppy and kitten is also thoroughly checked for external parasites, proper development of the eyes, ears and teeth as well as internal organ systems and congenital or nutritional defects.