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.

Dog Vaccinations in Livonia, MI

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:

Dog Vaccinations

  • DHPP (distemper-hepatitis-parainfluenza-parvovirus)
  • Leptospirosis (4 strains)
  • Rabies (Defenslor)
  • Influenza
  • Bordetella
  • Lyme

Cat Vaccinations

  • Rabies (Purvax vaccine)
  • FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis-calicivirus-panleukopenia)
  • Leukemia
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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 !

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