Protecting the Community with Cat and Dog Vaccinations in Cypress, TX
Your pet’s first line of defense against infection begins and ends with vaccines. Cat and dog vaccines have come a long way and are now safer and more effective than ever. Cypress Fairhaven Animal Hospital offers an array of vaccines to protect your canine or feline family member and keep extremely dangerous diseases from spreading throughout the pet and human population of your community.
Like human vaccines, pet vaccines are a matter of public health and can make your neighborhood a safer place. Here in Cypress, TX, your veterinarian can help you determine the most appropriate vaccine schedule for your pet’s needs.
Are Vaccines Really that Safe for Dogs and Cats?
We hear your concerns about vaccine, and are happy to answer any questions you have about them. While there is always a small risk in giving vaccines (for pets and people), the benefits generally far outweigh any potential drawbacks. To increase the safety of our vaccines, we only administer what we find to be the most appropriate based on your circumstances--and your pet’s. Avoiding unnecessary vaccinations and spreading them out as needed will further lower your pet’s risk for any reactions or side effects.
The Difference Between Core and Non-Core Vaccines
There are two types of vaccine that we offer. Core vaccines are extremely important and recommended for all dogs and cats, because they protect against some of the most deadly diseases out there, such as rabies, parvo, and distemper.
Non-core vaccines are not required for all pets; rather, we recommend them based on your pet’s lifestyle and whether that lifestyle increases their risk of exposure to certain viruses, such as kennel cough and canine influenza. This reinforces the need for pets to visit with their veterinarian on a regular basis so that, if any changes in their lifestyle do occur, we can adjust their vaccination program to accommodate these changes.