Vaccination of your pet is a very simple procedure, but it can save the life of your animal plus many others and possibly your own. A visit to your veterinarian in Queens NY is all it takes to keep your pets shots up to date. Vaccinating your pet is the most important thing you can do to protect them from many diseases, even if your pet is mostly kept inside.
Some cat owners assume that because their pet is kept indoor vaccines are not important. What that don’t know is that many of the diseases that can harm or even kill their cat are air born. What this essentially means is that the pathogens, which carry a particular disease, can be blown in through an open window. Therefore, a cat who loves to lay in an open window is exposed to a disease without even going outside. In addition, many pet owners take their pets to groomers, dog parks, kennels, or vets which are all places that expose their pets to potential illnesses and diseases.
It is important to have both dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies and distemper. However, the distemper shot is a combination of different vaccines, which protect cats and dogs from different illnesses. In a dog, the distemper shot is given for distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza. For cats this shot protects against not only distemper, but also Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia. Other important vaccinations for dogs include:
Lymes disease, which is carried by ticks and more common in the West and East coast of the country.
Bordetella, also known as kennel cough, is a highly contagious infection of the upper respiratory system.
Canine Influenza is a viral upper respiratory illness.
Leptospirosis, which is more common in wetter climates, is a bacterial infection that can by spread from animal to human.
Corona virus is a disease of the intestinal tract.
For cats, the most important vaccines include:
Chlamydia causes conjunctivitis, which is a bacterial infection of the eye.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis is a lethal illness found most often in shelters and feral cat colonies.
A visit to a veterinarian in Queens NY to vaccinate your cat or dog, can help save your pets life and protect you and your family from illness.