Animal Vaccination - Dog
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Animal Vaccination

It is very important to have an animal vaccination program in place with your veterinarian in order to promote the health and safety of your pet.  Vaccinations have been proven to be an effective part of the preventative health care for your four-legged friend.

Our Vaccinations

Our experienced team knows what your furry friend needs, and will provide the proper vaccination at the proper life stage.  When we vaccinate your companion, you can be assured that the vaccination is properly handled.  Some vaccines require proper refrigeration otherwise, they will lose their effectiveness.  It is also vital that you schedule the appropriate series of vaccinations for your pet once you take ownership.  All pets need to be kept current with their vaccinations. Some reasons to vaccinate your pet include:

  • To protect your pet from contagious diseases
  • To protect your family from contagious diseases (zoonosis)
  • They are required for boarding, grooming, or day care
  • It’s the law

Saves Money

Animal vaccination can actually save you money! Most veterinary vaccinations are relatively inexpensive. Vaccinations are definitely substantially less expensive than the cost of treatment for the diseases they protect against. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Many dangerous diseases seen in dogs and cats are completely preventable with the right vaccinations. Vaccinating give you peace of mind and help your pets lead safe and healthy lives.

Dog Vaccines - What Can They Prevent?

We at Cole Veterinary Hospital offer all the core vaccinations recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association, and those “non-core” vaccines that may be needed due to lifestyle.

  • Rabies – A virus that will attack the central nervous system and cause anxiety, drooling, behavioral changes, paralysis, and death. This virus can be transmitted through bite wounds or exposure to infected bodily secretions.
  • Parvovirus – A virus that will attack the gastrointestinal system and cause severe vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and lethargy. This virus can be transmitted through infected vomit and feces, and can cause death if left untreated.
  • Distemper – A virus that will attack the respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, and nervous system and cause vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, sneezing, and fever among other signs. This virus can be transmitted through all bodily secretions and can cause death if left untreated.
  • Bordetella (Kennel cough) – A bacterium that can cause coughing and sneezing, and is transmitted through nasal discharge or coughing.
  • Leptospirosis – A bacterium that can cause liver and kidney failure, and can be transmitted through infected urine. This bacterium is also zoonotic, meaning it can make people sick too.
  • Lyme Disease – This disease is caused by a bacterium that is transmitted through the bite of a tick. This disease can be characterized by decreased appetite, fever, lethargy, and limping.

Cat Vaccines – What can they prevent?

We at Cole Veterinary Hospital offer all the core vaccinations recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association, and those “non-core” vaccines that may be needed due to lifestyle.

  • Rabies – A virus that will attack the central nervous system and cause anxiety, drooling, behavioral changes, paralysis, and death. This virus can be transmitted through bite wounds or exposure to infected bodily secretions.
  • Panleukopenia (Feline Parvovirus) – A virus that will attack the gastrointestinal system and cause severe vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and lethargy. This virus can be transmitted through infected vomit and feces, and can cause death if left untreated.
  • Feline Leukemia Virus – A virus that will attack the immune system, leaving infected cats susceptible to numerous secondary infections. This virus can be transmitted through contact with infected cats, whether or not they are showing signs of illness. This vaccine is recommended for all young cats with immature immune systems, or cats that go outdoors and are potentially exposed to infected cats.
  • Feline Calicivirus – A virus that attacks the respiratory system, and is transmitted through respiratory secretions. Cats infected with this virus can be chronic carriers and have lifelong sneezing and runny eyes.
  • Feline Herpes Virus (Rhinotracheitis) – A virus that is the most common cause of respiratory infection in cats. Cats infected with this virus can be chronic carriers and have lifelong sneezing and recurrent episodes of conjunctivitis.

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(989) 863-4595

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2615 Schust Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48603-1399

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