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Pet Vaccinations Prevent Disease Risks for Your Special Pet

dogs

It is easy to forget that many diseases that were once fatal to pets can now be prevented with vaccinations. Harris Parkway Animal Hospital knows that every pet has unique needs when it comes to vaccinations — that is why we work with you to tailor a vaccination protocol specific to your pet.

Age, lifestyle, risk of exposure, and other factors must all be taken into account when your pet is vaccinated. As one of the first veterinary hospitals in Ft. Worth to provide extended 3-year vaccinations for dogs and cats, we have dramatically reduced the amount of vaccine our patients receive. Because we understand your concerns regarding vaccinations and your pet, we strive to reduce the number and frequency whenever possible.

Dogs

Dogs are given a series of what we call core vaccines. These include prevention for the following:

  • Distemper
  • Parvovirus
  • Bordetella
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis
  • Adenovirus
Kittens

Boosters will be given on a regular schedule throughout your dog’s life to maintain his or her immunity.

In addition to the core vaccine schedule, a Lyme vaccine is available for hunting dogs exposed to ticks, and a canine flu vaccine is given to pets exposed to larger groups of dogs in boarding, grooming, or play settings.

Cats

The core vaccines we give cats help prevent the following:

  • Distemper (respiratory diseases)
  • Feline leukemia
  • Rabies

Boosters are scheduled at regular intervals. They are spread out so as not to tax the immune system. Indoor kitties need far fewer vaccines.

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