Pet vaccines are designed to help protect your pet from dangerous illnesses and diseases, thus preventing long-term health issues for both you and your companion.
Vaccinations at Mission Animal Clinic
Vaccinations help protect your pet from a number of potentially serious and even fatal diseases, such as Parvo and Distemper in dogs and Rhinotracheitis and Leukemia in cats. Not only that, vaccinations cost considerably less than the treatments available for the diseases pets are normally vaccinated against. Pima County law requires owners to keep their dogs’ Rabies vaccine up-to-date and to license them annually.
Vaccines contain viruses or bacteria that have been modified so that they will not cause disease. When an animal is vaccinated, it stimulates two parts of the animal’s immune system. One is the production of antibodies, the other is the stimulation of cell mediated immunity, which, in combination, mount a response against the bacteria or virus in question. If the dog or cat is later exposed to that disease, the two parts of the immune system will react quickly to destroy the disease-causing agent.
The protection provided by a vaccine gradually declines over time. A healthy pet requires booster vaccines annually to every three years to ensure ongoing immunity from disease.
Vaccines for Dogs
- Canine Influenza
- Parvo Virus
Vaccines for Cats
- Calici Virus