Did you know vaccinations are an essential part of keeping your pet happy and healthy? Having your pet vaccinated protects you, your four-legged and two-legged family members against preventable diseases. At Montgomery Veterinary Associates, we can administer cat and dog vaccines. Our team is committed to creating a vaccine schedule that is tailored to your pet’s specific needs and lifestyle.
Contact Montgomery Veterinary Associates to schedule your pet’s vaccination appointment today!
Vaccines We Offer
Our team knows that every pet is different, so we provide individualized care to each patient according to age and vaccination history. We recommend adult pets receive up to date vaccinations annually, however your veterinarian might create a custom-tailored schedule to best suit your pet’s needs.
Below are the dog and cat vaccines we offer:
This vaccine provides protection against canine distemper, adenovirus, para-influenza and parvo. It should be administered to puppies at six to eight weeks and continued every three to four weeks until your pet has reached 16 weeks of age. We will dispense this vaccine one year after the last puppy shot is given and once every three years afterward.
Bordetella, also known as kennel cough, affects your dog’s respiratory system. This vaccine is administered through your dog’s nose during their first visit as a puppy. Every subsequent vaccine will switch between intranasal and injectable doses.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects both humans and pets. This disease is spread through contact with infected wild animals, water, or urine. We recommend the first two initial doses be received three weeks apart and then once every year after that to maintain proper protection.
Rabies is a fatal virus that affects the brain and spinal cord of those infected, both animal and human. All pets must be vaccinated for rabies when they receive their first round of puppy shots. We will provide an adult booster shot a year after the initial dose, and then once every three years after.
Not only are all pets required by law to be vaccinated against rabies, but it is also very important to protect your cat and your human family from this deadly virus. Kittens receive one initial dose at 12 weeks of age. Adult cats receive the Purevax® vaccine every year after that to maximize protection.
This vaccine protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici virus and panleukopenia, all of which can be very dangerous to your cat’s respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. Pets should receive this kitten shot at six weeks of age and then every three weeks until the kitten is 16 weeks old. After that, your cat should receive this vaccine once a year.
Feline leukemia is a deadly disease that affects your cat’s immune system and may cause cancerous conditions. The symptoms for this disease can be easily missed and are often only noticed when the disease is already spread. We recommend kittens begin receiving this vaccine at nine weeks of age and after the second dose is administered, another booster should be given one year later.
Why Is Vaccinating My Pet Important?
A little prevention can go a long way when it comes to maintaining your pet’s health. Ensuring your pet remains up to date with their vaccinations can help prevent a variety of diseases from affecting your dog or cat. Vaccinating your pet helps maintain their quality of life and is more affordable than treating the diseases they protect against. Certain diseases that can be contracted by pets can also be passed on to humans. At Montgomery Veterinary Associates, we want to keep every member of your family healthy! Make sure your pet is up to date on their vaccines and call us to schedule their vaccination appointment today!