Pets today can are living longer, healthier lives than ever before, in part because of vaccines that help protect them from deadly infectious diseases. Over the years, vaccines that protect your pet from dangerous diseases, such as Rabies and Parvovirus, have saved so many pets’ lives and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common. Although vaccine programs have been highly successful, there are still many infectious diseases that pose significant health threats to dogs and cats that are unvaccinated, so it is important to keeping your pet up-to-date on the vaccinations that he or she needs.
At CAMC, we realize that there is not a “one size fits all” approach to vaccination programs. Our goal is to keep your pet protected against diseases that pose a risk to him or her, without giving your pet unnecessary vaccines. Together with you, Dr. Suzy and Dr. Meusel will tailor a vaccine plan specifically to your individual pet’s needs, based on his or her age, previous vaccine history, lifestyle, and travel.
We have also carefully chosen the vaccines that we administer to your pet, in order to provide your pet with the safest, most comfortable choices. We offer the full line of Boehringer Ingelheim ULTRA vaccines, which are the first and only 0.5 mL canine and feline vaccines. These vaccines use 50% less volume than other vaccines to deliver a more comfortable vaccine experience and results in significantly less vaccine volume over your pet’s lifetime. For cats, we use the Merial Feline Purevax Rabies vaccine, which delivers a robust and effective immune response without the use of adjuvants, thereby greatly reducing the risk of injection site pain, injection reactions, and chronic inflammation that can lead to more serious health problems. For dogs, we offer the oral form of the Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine, eliminating the need to give another injection or an uncomfortable nasal spray.
Again, our goal at CAMC is to partner with you to determine the best vaccine strategy to keep your pet protected and healthy, and we are always happy to discuss our recommendations with you in more detail.