Vaccines: Preventative Medicine

Why Vaccinate?

Protect your cat or dog from infectious diseases by keeping vaccinations up to date.  Vaccinations stimulate your pet’s system to develop immunity.  Because they prevent disease but do not cure disease, they must be administered BEFORE your pet is exposed!  Your animal’s vaccination schedule depends on several factors: the age and health of your pet and conditions in his/her environment.  We would be happy to help you plan a vaccination schedule so that your pet’s vaccinations are up to date.

Did You Know…

  • Most vaccines need to be boosted every year.
  • Feline leukemia is one of the most common causes of illness and death in cats.
    • We recommend vaccinating all cats who are outdoor fulltime or even occasionally, as well as cats that are exposed to cats who spend time outdoors. 
  • Worms are actually quite common in Wyoming.
    • We recommend regular deworming to prevent worm-related health issues.
  • Heartworms can happen to your pet.
    • We recommend treating all of your pets for heartworms.
  • Cats are at a much higher risk of getting rabies.
    • Cats often eat animals that can carry rabies, such as mice, and so we highly recommend vaccinating your cats against rabies on an annual basis.
  • The average cost of rabies treatment for a human bitten by an unvaccinated animal ranges from $7,000 to over $20,000.
    • It is far less expensive to vaccinate your animals than it is to pay for treatments if your pet bites someone.

Dianna Williams 11-21-14

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