Beneficial Pet Vaccinations
The list of benefits for ensuring your pets are up to date on their vaccinations is of vital importance to the animals as well as to the public. At Fort Hunt Animal Hospital, we’re glad to vaccinate your pets in order to keep them healthy, afford them a better quality of life, stop the spread of diseases such as rabies, and boost their immune system – which means fewer trips to the veterinarian.
To learn more or to schedule vaccinations for your pets, please call 703-360-6100.
Some pets may experience very mild negative reactions to vaccines that wear off quickly. These typically include:
- Pain and tenderness at the site of the injection
- Reduced appetite
- Flu-like symptoms
In rare instances, pets are subjects to serious side effects such as:
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of consciousness
Pets who experience serious side effects should be taken to the veterinarian right away.
Core and Non-Core Vaccinations
Core Vaccines for Dogs
- DHPP (distemper, hepatitis/adenovirus, parvovirus, parainfluenza)
Core Vaccines for Cats
- Rabies (PureVax available)
- FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia)
Non-core Vaccines for Dogs
- Bordetella (oral)
Non-core Vaccines for Cats
- FeLV (feline leukemia)
PureVax vaccines are non-adjuvanted and may be less likely to cause vaccine-associated sarcomas.