August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

Protecting Our Furry Family Members

Like us, it’s important for our pets to stay up-to-date on their vaccines and immunizations. After all, pets are members of our families and they need our help when it comes to wellness.

When your pet comes into contact with an infected animal, whether it is wild or an unvaccinated pet, they can be exposed to many different illnesses. Since protecting pets from deadly illnesses is so important and simple, August has been named National Immunization Awareness Month.

 

Vaccinations Are the Greatest Form of Protection

At Woodland Animal Hospital, we encourage pet parents to keep their dogs and cats current on their immunizations. Pet vaccinations are crucial in protecting your furry friends from the most common pet illnesses. Without proper vaccinations, pets are left vulnerable to preventable ailments that can devastate their respiratory, gastrointestinal and immune systems. Woodland offers multiple vaccinations for dogs and cats that use the most current veterinary technology. Our pet immunizations are listed below. 

Dog Immunizations

  • Influenza (CIV or H3N8)
  • Rabies
  • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Para-Influenza, Parvo)
  • Bordetella
  • Leptospirosis

Cat Immunizations

  • FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, Panleukopenia)
  • Rabies
  • FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus)

The frequency with which you should update your pet’s immunizations depends on factors like lifestyle, species, age and medical history. Some vaccines should be administered on a yearly basis, whereas others are only needed every three years. To learn what is best for your dog or cat, contact Woodland Animal Hospital at 1-(800) 700-VETS to make an appointment.

 

Contact Woodland for Wellness Care and Immunizations

To keep your pet feeling happy and healthy, we strongly suggest making yearly appointments with our clinic for routine wellness care and the appropriate health tests. In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, take some time to educate yourself about common diseases that affect dogs and cats. If you need to update your pet’s immunizations, do not hesitate to contact Woodland Animal Hospital to schedule a vaccination appointment today. We’re open 24/7, so we will be here when you need us!