Cat & Dog Vaccinations Can Minimize Disease Risks
As an AAHA accredited hospital here in Livonia, we use the AAHA and AVMA guidelines, along with exposure level, and individualized patient health concerns to vaccinate our patients responsibly. Cat & dog vaccinations in Livonia, MI are an essential element in every companion animal's health program. Call us today at (734) 464-6281 to schedule your next vaccination consultation with one of our veterinary specialists.
How Do Cat and Dog Vaccines Prevent Infection?
The purpose of vaccines is to increase your pet’s immunity to various diseases. Some of these include rabies, distemper, parvo, leukemia, and canine influenza. Each vaccine contains antigens that provoke a response from your pet’s immune system, which produces antibodies to attack and eradicate the intruders, if exposed. Routine vaccinations can build up your pet’s immunity for greater protection.
Are There Vaccine Alternatives?
At Levan Road Veterinary Hospital, we respect our patients’ diverse health needs and understand that a customized approach is the best approach. For pets that have a history of vaccine reactions, or pets that may require a more holistic approach, we offer vaccine titers. A titer is a test that measures the amount of antibodies in your pet’s blood. This helps us determine if your pet’s current level of immunity to a particular disease is enough to keep them protected.
Cat and Dog Vaccinations Available
We offer core and non-core vaccines that can be given either every year or every three years. These vaccines include:
- DHPP (distemper-hepatitis-parainfluenza-parvovirus)
- Leptospirosis (4 strains)
- Rabies (Defenslor)
- Rabies (Purvax vaccine)
- FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis-calicivirus-panleukopenia)
How Often Does My Pet Need Vaccines?
The frequency of core and non-core vaccines vary from 6 months to 3 years or greater, and change depending on disease prevalence, health condition and lifestyle. It is best to start pets young so we can build up their immunity gradually and then create a vaccination schedule that is best suited to their condition and lifestyle. With regular yearly checkups, we can review your pet’s medical history and offer suggestions, if a change is necessary. The most important thing is making sure that your pet is well protected and is at the lowest possible risk for infection. We have many active diseases in our community that we can protect our pets against.
To begin or get back on track with your pet’s vaccination program, call (734) 464-6281 !
We have been bringing our pets here since the 1970's and would never think of going anywhere else. The staff is so compassionate and caring for both the animals and their families.
Wonderful staff! Excellent service all the way around! Most of all our Murray loves going there! Highly recommended!
Levan Road Veterinary Hospital has the area's best vets and staff around (the Livonia area). I would highly recommend this practice to my friends and anyone else who needs a caring staff for their beloved pets
Dr. Fleming and the staff are SO Wonderful. Such caring and compassionate. We had to put our beloved fur-baby to sleep and they stayed open late so our family could come say good-bye.
I have been taking my dogs to Levan Vet for 19 years now. The staff is very caring and friendly. It is obvious how much they care about the animals they are treating.