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Vaccinations are an important way to keep your pets healthy. Unless properly vaccinated, your dog or cat is at risk of contracting one of several, potentially fatal infections. Not only will routine vaccines keep your pet healthy, it is also cheaper to vaccinate your pet in advance, rather than pay for costly medical care at an emergency animal hospital.
Here at Katella Animal Clinic in Anaheim, California, our veterinarians are proud to offer a full series of all vaccines for puppies and kittens, as well as annual booster shots for dogs and cats. If you have a new puppy or kitten in the family, we encourage you to bring your new addition in as soon as possible to begin the vaccination series (if it was not already done so prior to your receiving your pet). Our animal vet clinic staff will also give your pet a full wellness screening to ensure he or she is healthy.
After your dog is weaned, natural immunity begins to weaken. We recommend starting puppy shots at 8 weeks. If the vaccines are administered too early, they won't take; if they are administered too late, your puppy risks becoming sick. Because the animal systems of young animals are immature, booster vaccines need to be given every 3-4 weeks until they reach at least 16 weeks of age. Our animal hospital offers a discounted puppy package that includes all shot sets, de-worming and heartworm vaccinations. Our vaccines include rabies, 6 in 1 DHLPP (distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus), Coronavirus, Bordetella, and canine heartworm disease.
Young kittens receive natural protection from their mother's milk when they nurse within the first 12 hours of birth. Once they are weaned, around 8 weeks of age, we recommend kittens begin to receive their shots. Like puppies, they should receive the shot series every 3-4 weeks until they are 16 weeks old. We administer 4 in 1 FVRCPC (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, chlamydia), FeLV (Feline Leukemia), rabies and feline heartworm disease.
Many vaccines, including rabies, require annual boosters, so please visit our animal vet clinic annually so we can ensure your pet's vaccinations are current. After every vaccination, we will send you home with a copy of your pet's medical record. This record is especially important to show as proof that your pet is up to date on all shots. If you were to move and switch veterinary hospitals, or were to place your pet in boarding care, you will need to show this record as proof that your pet is up to date on vaccinations.
In addition to routine vaccines, our Anaheim veterinary hospital also offers annual wellness screenings, grooming, boarding, dental care and emergency care. We know your schedule can be busy, so we are happy to pick-up and drop-off your pet from your house. Our veterinary hospital also offers emergency and urgent care -- no appointment is ever required.
Our experienced veterinarians and compassionate caregivers will treat your pet like he or she is a member of our own family. We are committed to offering the highest standards of excellence in veterinary care, and we look forward to meeting your pet soon!
Call us at 714-535-6791 today to find out more about our PUPPY PACKAGE PROGRAM which provides you with a low cost vaccination series for your puppy.