August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

By July 16, 2018Uncategorized

Protecting Our Furry Family Members

August marks National Immunization Awareness Month, and we at Mercy Pet Clinic are celebrating by educating and reminding our community about the importance of pet vaccinations. Vaccines are essential for preventing outbreaks in our community and keeping everyone safe and healthy. Your pets’ shots are just as vital. Remember to vaccinate your pets every year and consult with your veterinarian to find out which vaccines are recommended for your pets.

Vaccinations Are the Greatest Form of Protection

At Mercy Pet Clinic, we encourage pet parents to keep their dogs and cats current on their immunizations.Vaccinating your furry loved ones allows his or her immune system to recognize and build up antibodies to any potential viruses. Whether indoor or outdoor, your pets are still at risk. Not only will vaccinations save your pets from experiencing the symptoms and harmful effects of a contagious disease, it will also save you the cost of treating those illnesses if contracted. Believe us: Prevention is always less costly than treatment. Mercy offers multiple vaccinations for your pets, using the most current veterinary technology. Listed below are the pet immunizations we offer: 

Dog Immunizations

  • Influenza (CIV or H3N8)
  • Rabies
  • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Para-Influenza, Parvo)
  • Bordetella
  • Leptospirosis

Cat Immunizations

  • FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, Panleukopenia)
  • Rabies
  • FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus)

The frequency with which you should update your pet’s immunizations depends on factors like lifestyle, species, age and medical history. Some vaccines should be administered on a yearly basis, whereas others are only needed every three years. To learn what is best for your dog or cat, contact Mercy Pet Clinic at (346) 231-7400 to schedule an appointment.