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Vaccinations

Everything You Need To Know About Pet Vaccinations

As part of caring for your pet, you need to ensure that they live a healthy life. One of the ways you can do so is by taking them to see a veterinarian for routine vaccination shots. Pets can be exposed to a variety of diseases, some of which can be fatal for animals. This is one of the many reasons why pets need to keep up to date with their immunization shots. Below is everything you need to know about vaccines and how they help your pet in the long-run.

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Why Do Pets Need To Have Vaccine Shots?

When puppies and kittens are still feeding from their mothers, the milk provides them with the antibodies needed to protect them from various common and fatal diseases. Over time, the protection from the mother's antibodies fades and has to be replaced with a series of vaccines. The vaccines provided by a veterinarian will give pets the protection needed in the immune system to identify and fight off harmful diseases. Vaccines are the difference in lessening or preventing a disease or having to pay for expensive treatment to try to minimize the effects of a disease. In short, vaccines improve the health and quality of life of pets.

What Vaccinations Do a Pet Needs?

Our veterinarians can tell you what vaccines your pet will need to stay healthy and protected. Generally, we vaccinate dogs against the following diseases:

  • Distemper
  • Canine hepatitis
  • Parvovirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Influenza

For cats, the following illnesses:

  • Panleukopenia
  • Feline calicivirus
  • Feline herpesvirus
  • Rabies

At What Age Do I Need To Bring My Pet To The Vet For Vaccinations?

If you have a puppy or kitten, we recommend bringing them in for their first round of shots between the ages of 6 to 8 weeks. Your pet will then need various booster shots through its first year. After the first year, they will need additional boosters annually.

If your pet is older, our veterinary staff highly suggests you schedule an appointment as soon as possible to get them started on their vaccines.

Don’t Delay Your Pet’s Immunization Shoots

If you need to schedule a time to bring your pet in for his shots, please reach out to Creekside Animal Hospital & Wellness Center today at 765-742-0140 to make your appointment. Our veterinary staff proudly serves the areas of Lafayette and West Lafayette.

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  • "Two convenient locations. The Vets are kind and caring. I have used them for more than 20 years. I trust them to care for my pet. We had our dog spayed and all the normal care. They are great about sending reminders for shots and other things care updates."
    Helen W.
  • "The vets and vet techs at Creekside Animal Hospital are very nice. They do what they can to make your animal feel special given the circumstances. They are transparent with their prices and make things easy by setting up appointments over the phone or in person. I will definitely be back to Creekside Animal Hospital as they truly want to see the best recovery for each animal."
    Patrick R.
  • "The staff at Creekside are AMAZING and honest and full of love!"
    Natalie F.
  • "This was our first time to visit Creekside. Do to the Corona Virus we needed to pull into the parking lot and call to let them know we were there. To my surprise the Doctor came to the car in person. I must say that I had a very good impression of her. I was very satisfied with the service we received there. After she completed the exam she called us to explain the results of the exam and answer any questions we had. At this time I would recommend them highly."
    Robert J.
  • "We have been coming to Creekside for 4 years now. I could not imagine going anywhere else! They have always been very patient with all of our questions & they were all very supportive when our dogs helped themselves to a bag of chocolate. I always know that when I have to leave our furbabies at Creekside for the day that will be well taken care of."
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