At Soundside Animal Hospital, we recommend that all pet owners consider and understand the benefits of vaccinations. Vaccines play a key role in helping fight off viruses and preventing disease. A vaccine is a small dose of the virus that will stimulate antibodies and help form an immunity against that specified illness. In the case of exposure, your pet will have the ability to fight off that virus.
At Soundside Animal Hospital, our veterinarians can determine the correct vaccinations for your pet along with a vaccination schedule. We take into account your pet’s geographical factors, environment, health, age, lifestyle, and any predisposed conditions.
We also utilize Titer testing to help us understand your pet’s vaccination needs. This kind of blood testing recognizes antibodies to disease and detects parvovirus, distemper, adenovirus, and other diseases. Rather than guessing on which vaccinations to administer to your pet, veterinarians are using titer testing to narrow down a pet’s risk factors, identify existing immunities, and decrease the amount of vaccines given. A titer test may be especially useful for pet’s with an unknown vaccine history or puppies.
It should be noted that a Titer test is not recommended for detecting bordetella, lymes disease, or canine leptospirosis.
Vaccine titers are a valuable part of our overall wellness evaluation and will help us better understand your pet and determine an appropriate vaccine program. Call Soundside Animal Hospital today to schedule a consultation.
Are you asking yourself, "Why should I vaccinate my pet?"
Vaccinations are the best weapon against many viral and bacterial infections in pets.
Millions of dog & cat lives have been saved through vaccines.
Vaccines are safe and well-tolerated by most pets.
Vaccines help your pet live a longer, healthier and happier life!
Rabies vaccination is required by state law.
Vaccinations are highly important while pets are still a puppy or kitten, when their young immune systems are developing and need protection to stay healthy. Keeping your pet up to date as they age on their annual or scheduled vaccines is vital to their health, the health of all pets and even the people in our community.
During an appointment, our veterinarians will provide you with vaccine education, discuss the scheduling of booster shots (if necessary for puppies and kittens) and discuss the need to return annually or on a set schedule.
Our veterinarians will discuss with you your pet's history, lifestyle, prevalence of disease in Navarre and other factors like dog parks or where you travel and determine a proper vaccination guideline and schedule.