Cat and dog vaccinations play a central role in defending your pet against life-threatening diseases. At Humane Animal Medical & Surgical Hospital in North Texas, we offer wellness packages for dogs and cats to help your pet stay protected year after year. These packages cover their most important vaccines and also keep them up-to-date with other essential treatments. Call us at (972) 578-2553 to schedule an vaccination appointment today.

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Why Vaccinate Your Dog and Cat?

When we inject disease-mimicking antigens, your pet’s immune system naturally reacts and produces antibodies to eliminate those antigens. Vaccine boosters also gradually increase your pet’s disease immunity until they can receive less frequent vaccinations and still stay protected.

Without cat and dog vaccines, many pets are more vulnerable to infection, which could in some circumstances shorten their life.

Diseases Putting Your Pet at Risk

No matter their lifestyle, pets need vaccines for maximum protection. To ensure their health, we offer cat and dog vaccinations against these diseases:

  • Rabies: Rabies is a highly-fatal, fast-acting virus that targets the central nervous system. Skunks, raccoons, coyotes, and foxes can carry this disease.
  • Canine distemper: Distemper is a serious viral disease that affects the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems in puppies and dogs. It is very contagious and symptoms include coughing, sneezing, thick discharge from the eyes and nose, fever, lethargy, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Feline distemper: Feline distemper is caused by the feline parvovirus and affects the upper respiratory system, resulting in frequent sneezing fits, discharge from the eyes and nose, fever, lack of appetite, vomiting, sudden diarrhea, loss of balance, and lethargy.
  • Bordetella: Also known as kennel cough, Bordetella mainly affects dogs kept in close quarters. Boarding kennels, groomers, dog parks, and dog daycare facilities are high-risk areas for this illness.
  • Feline leukemia: Outdoor cats are most at risk for this retrovirus with symptoms that include fever, weight loss, lethargy, coughing, and inappetence. This disease can also cause anemia or even lymphoma.