Vaccine Protocols

Veterinarian gives dog vaccination at River Oaks Animal Hospital Houston

Vaccinations are vital to the health and protection of your pet, and serve as a preventive measure to combating viral diseases like Parvo, Parainfluenza, Influenza, Distemper, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus and Rabies and bacterial diseases such as Bordetella and Lyme. Vaccines are also available for rattlesnake bites and leptospirosis. Vaccinations are accompanied by a veterinarian consultation and examination to make certain that your pet is in good medical condition.

Vaccinations help to combat diseases by exposing the pet's immune system to inactive or small amount of a particular form of bacteria or virus. Our doctors will help you decide which vaccines are appropriate for your pet's risk factors. Proper and timely administration is paramount to ensure for optimal protection. Vaccinations are particularly important to young animals that have immature immune systems. Vaccinations generally begin at 6-8 weeks of age and are given every three to four weeks until the series is completed.

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