Vaccines create antibodies protecting your pet from disease. Up-to-date vaccinations play a large role in keeping your pet healthy and free from disease. However, not every pet requires the same series or frequency of vaccines. Current research in veterinary medicine has linked over-vaccination in senior and geriatric pets with certain immune-related conditions. The veterinarian formulates a vaccine protocol that is specific to your pet based on his or her lifestyle and immune status. Blood samples are fist taken in order to measure your pet’s immune status to specific contagious diseases before vaccines are administered.
Vaccine schedules are subject to change based on the most current pet information available so we recommend that you call our clinic for information about our latest vaccine protocols. California State law requires a rabies vaccination for all dogs.