Vaccinations for Prevention and Good Health

Our Troudale Veterinarian Recommends Vaccinations for Prevention

Each veterinarian at Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center would like to remind our readers to keep their pets’ vaccines updated. It is important to keep your beloved pets safe when they encounter other animals that may be carrying dangerous diseases. Many common diseases within the Troutdale and Gresham animal population are easily spread. One way to stop this rapid transmission of disease is by ensuring that your dog or cat receives protective vaccination yearly at our animal clinic.

We typically recommend that dogs receive the DHPP vaccine, and for certain dogs a bordetella vaccine and/or leptospirosis vaccine. The DHPP vaccine prevents distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus. The bordetella vaccine protects your dog from kennel cough, which can be easily spread in areas with other dogs, like boarding kennels or dog parks. Immunization against leptospirosis is usually only necessary if your dog lives or frequents rural or wild environments that increase his or her risk of contracting this dangerous disease.

There are also several vaccines that are necessary to help protect your cat from common diseases. The FVRCP vaccine can give your cat immunity against several dangerous viruses, including feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia. Kittens should also be checked for feline leukemia. Kittens that do not have this virus can be protected with a vaccine available at our emergency vet clinic.

It is also important that dogs and cats both receive the rabies vaccination, which is required by law in the state of Oregon.

Convenient and Affordable Vaccinations at Our Veterinary Hospital

At our clinic, we work hard to keep as many pets as possible in Troutdale and Gresham safe from the dangerous illnesses that can spread freely within our local animal population. Each veterinarian at our clinic can evaluate your pet’s individual risks and recommend an appropriate vaccination schedule. If you have questions or concerns about the Troutdale vaccinations offered at our veterinary hospital, please feel free to contact us.

We would love to hear about your experiences with pet vaccination at our clinic. Why do you vaccinate your pet each year?

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