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The best way to prevent infectious diseases and chronic illnesses in your dogs and cats is through vaccinations. Here at Radford Animal Hospital, we provide complete vaccines including canine and feline vaccinations. Our goal is to protect your pet, and your family, through complete preventive care. Become familiar with the types of vaccines we offer for your pets here.
For your puppy, we recommend getting puppy vaccinations starting at 6 to 8 weeks of age. However, some puppy vaccines are not given until they are 16 weeks, including the rabies vaccine. The vaccines we provide for puppies and dogs include the core dog vaccinations of:
For dogs that are active outdoors or are around other dogs or animals, such as livestock, we offer non-core dog vaccinations. These include vaccines for Lyme disease, infectious bronchitis, and bacterial blood infections. If you are not sure about which non-core vaccines your dog might need to speak with your veterinarian in Radford for more information. We will help you determine whether or not your dog needs these additional vaccinations.
As for cat and kitten vaccinations we vaccinate all cats including those indoors. This is because your indoor kitten could be in contact with any variety of infectious diseases from other animals, such as bats, mice, or other cats. For the kitten vaccinations, we typically recommend a vaccine schedule of every four weeks starting at six weeks of age and ending at 16 weeks.
The core feline vaccinations we offer include rabies, feline distemper, feline herpesvirus and calicivirus. We also provide Feline Leukemia vaccinations.
Getting your dog and cat vaccinations on schedule and in completion is the greatest gift you can give your pet and your family. Dogs and cats that are protected from some of the most contagious, common and deadly animal diseases out there ensure their longevity. Your family is able to love and care for these vaccinated pets longer without the burden, both financially and emotionally, of tending to sick animals.
If you have concerns about canine or feline vaccinations please reach out to us. We are more than happy to answer your questions and provide you with research and information that support vaccinations for your pets.
To schedule, your dog or cat vaccination appointments contact Radford Animal Hospital at (540) 639-3891. Ask us about our new patient special when you call.