Alburnett Vet Services - vaccinations
Veterinary Service

Pet Vaccinations in
Alburnett, IA

Keep your pet protected against diseases they could
come in contact with.

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Vaccinations are an important part of your pet’s life.

Through regular pet immunizations, many diseases that might harm dogs and cats can be avoided. When you initially bring your pet to Alburnett Veterinary Service, we’ll check sure their vaccinations are current and put them on a schedule to ensure they continue to be current.

Pet Vaccinations

Vaccination Program

Our Alburnett vets will talk about the best approach for your pet’s vaccination program based on their age, medical history, lifestyle, and environment. For their initial round of vaccinations, you can bring your cat or dog in as early as eight weeks.

After your pet receives the initial vaccinations, you will need to bring him or her back for boosters approximately every three months. Depending on the vaccine and your pet’s lifestyle, booster shots will be given to your pet every one to three years after the original vaccination series is complete.

Vaccines and Adverse Reactions

You might be concerned about the efficacy of pet immunizations. Most animals don’t encounter any negative impacts. Depending on the immunization, there may be different side effects, although they are often minor and can include exhaustion, fever, and/or hives. At Alburnett Veterinary Service, our veterinarians thoroughly examine your pet to make sure the vaccinations are safe for them. Exams are advised for healthy adult pets once a year, and for animals older than nine years, once every six months. Rarely, vaccination responses in pets could be fatal. Although the advantages of the vaccine typically exceed the hazards, our veterinarians are here to assist you in making the best choice for your cat.

Vaccinations for cats

Panleukopenia (feline distemper), feline herpesvirus type I, feline calicivirus, and rabies are the main cat vaccines. All of these safeguard your cat from significant health problems even though they are not required in California. Depending on how you raise your cat and how your kitty lives, you might also wish to vaccinate it against the feline leukaemia virus. We’ll talk about your cat’s lifestyle and decide which vaccinations are necessary during the session.

Vaccinations for dogs

Canine distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, bordetella, and rabies are among the core immunizations for dogs. Dogs are required by law to have a rabies vaccination starting at 12 to 16 weeks of age, followed by booster shots every three years. Depending on your pup’s social life, we’ll talk about your dog’s risk and decide whether he or she needs to additionally get the canine influenza, leptospirosis, and/or lyme vaccines.