At Lake Wales Veterinary Hospital, we know your pet isn’t just an animal; they’re a vital part of your family. We believe your precious companion deserves the very best veterinary care possible. That’s why we’ve committed ourselves to providing top-notch veterinary medicine with compassionate customer service. One very important part of that commitment to quality care is providing comprehensive pet vaccinations.
Why Does My Pet Need Vaccinations?
Keeping your pet up-to-date on their vaccinations is a necessary step to keeping them free from contagious diseases. We want you and your pet to enjoy long, happy, and healthy lives together. In order to accomplish that goal, your pet needs to be fully vaccinated.
Pet vaccinations have been proven as an effective way to protect pets from potentially fatal viruses and diseases. Vaccines contain antigens, which mimic disease-causing organisms. These antigens prompt a moderate response from your pet’s immune system without causing sickness. If your pet is exposed to the actual disease during their lifetime, their immune system will be better equipped to recognize and fight off the contagion.
Protection That’s Personalized for Your Pet
We know that every pet is different, which is why we tailor our vaccination recommendations. Your pet’s vaccination needs are determined by factors such as their age, activity level, health status, and lifestyle. After examining your pet and asking about their specific healthcare requirements, we’ll then determine a personalized schedule for your pet’s vaccinations. For example, if your dog likes to join you for long hikes in the woods, then we’ll likely recommend that they receive a vaccination for Lyme, a disease that’s carried by ticks. Or if your cat will be an indoor/outdoor pet, they should be given the vaccine that provides additional protection from feline leukemia. Having your pet vaccinated will help to protect their body from a variety of diseases and viruses. It’s important to keep your pet up-to-date on their vaccinations or the chances that they’ll become gravely ill will increase significantly. If you have any questions about the appropriate vaccination coverage for your pet or if you’d like to make an appointment, feel free to give us a call at (863) 676-1451.