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National Immunization Awareness Month

Jul 21, 2021 | Pet Tips, Prevention

By Dr. Karen Farnan, Veterinarian

Hey everyone, it’s National Immunization Awareness Month for humans, so this is a great time to make sure that your pets are up to date on their vaccines as well!

The importance of the COVID vaccine is a good reminder of how helpful immunizations are at preventing so many serious diseases.

For our dogs: Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, Lyme, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, and Canine Influenza.

For our kitties: Rabies, Distemper, the respiratory viruses Rhinotracheitis and Calici, and Feline Leukemia.

Vaccines are given every one to three years, depending on the vaccine.

You might have postponed some routine care for yourself and your pets while the quarantine was in place. This is a great time to start getting caught up on things! Now that some of the COVID restrictions have eased up, you can come indoors with your pet if you want, although you can still stay curbside if you feel more comfortable. We are happy to see your smiling faces again, or you can wear your mask.

So if your pets have any vaccinations due, or if it’s been over a year since they have been in to see us, please book an appointment online or give us a call.  And be sure to take care of yourself too!

Happy National Immunization Awareness Month!

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