Vaccinations and Microchipping

Cat and Dog Vaccinations and Microchipping in Coronado, CA

At Coronado Veterinary Hospital, we prioritize your pet’s health at every stage. From the energetic days of youth through the serene senior years, each pet requires tailored care to thrive. Cat and dog vaccinations and microchipping are foundational to maintaining their health, acting as crucial preventive measures for pets of all ages. These steps support a strong start for puppies and kittens but also provide ongoing protection and peace of mind for adult and senior pets, ensuring they are safe and well-cared for throughout their lives.

Make sure your pet stays protected. Schedule their vaccination or microchipping appointment today!

Dog And Cat Vaccinations In Coronado Ca
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What Makes Cat and Dog Vaccinations So Important?

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Vaccinating your pets is a critical measure to protect them against many life-threatening illnesses. Cat and dog vaccinations are not only vital for preventing diseases common in wildlife but also those that can be transferred to humans. Since puppies and kittens have developing immune systems, they need these vaccinations early on to stay protected.

Core Vaccines for Dogs

For our canine companions, we recommend several core, or essential, vaccines. The rabies vaccine is mandated by law and is essential for all dogs. Additionally, the DA2PPV vaccine protects against Distemper, Hepatitis, Adenovirus 2, Parvo, and Parainfluenza — all serious diseases that can affect your dog's health.

We also recommend vaccinations against Bordetella, Leptospirosis, and canine influenza, especially for dogs that frequent dog parks, boarding kennels, or any social setting with other dogs. These vaccines help safeguard your pup from highly contagious diseases in social environments.

Core Vaccines for Cats

Cats, whether they venture outside or stay indoors, require protection against specific diseases as well. The FVRCP vaccine guards against Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia, diseases that can have severe implications for your cat's health.

For cats at risk of exposure to feline leukemia (FeLV), we recommend vaccines that can offer protection against these conditions. These vaccinations are particularly important for cats that have access to the outdoors or come into contact with other cats.

Safeguarding Your Pet with Microchipping

Beyond vaccinations, microchipping is a simple yet effective way to ensure your pet's safety. A microchip is a tiny device implanted under your pet's skin that carries a unique ID number. This number can be scanned by veterinarians or animal shelters, making it easier to reunite you with your pet if you ever get separated. Microchipping offers an extra layer of protection alongside traditional pet tags and collars, and the microchip itself lasts for the entire span of your pet’s life.

Vaccinations and microchipping are key components of your pet’s health and safety. Whether you're looking to start vaccinations for a new family member or update your pet's protection, our team is here to help!

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