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Vaccinations

Vaccinations are among the most important things you can do to protect your pet’s health. Without them, puppies and kittens can develop serious, potentially life-threatening illnesses, such as distemper, parvovirus, or rabies. Vaccines can completely prevent some potentially fatal diseases, and significantly lessen the severity of others. Learn more about our low cost pet vaccines in Silver Lake

Two types of Vaccinations

  • Core Vaccines – the vaccinations all puppies and kittens need to protect their health, along with booster shorts for lifelong protection; and
  • Non-core Vaccines – vaccinations for pets that are more susceptible to certain diseases due to breed or circumstances.

If you need to board your dog in a kennel, for example, vaccinating your pet for canine kennel cough may be a wise decision. Outdoor cats are more likely to need vaccination for feline leukemia, as the disease is transmitted through contact with other cats.

Low Cost Pet Vaccinations Silverlake

Pet vaccination has saved many animal lives and virtually eliminated some animal diseases. Our vets highly recommend that you vaccinate your pets early to protect them from a number of potentially fatal viruses. In our Silverlake facility, we provide a full range of vaccinations for both cats and dogs at surprisingly affordable prices.


Vaccinations for Dogs

Puppies need protection from contagious disease, beginning early in life, the same as children. Booster shots are important for adult dogs, to maintain protection throughout their lifetimes. We provide low cost pet vaccines in Silver Lake.

  • Canine Distemper: There is no known cure for this serious, contagious viral disease. The virus is both airborne and spread through contact. It causes fever, vomiting, and diarrhea and attacks other systems of the body, particularly the nervous system. It can be fatal within 2 to 5 weeks of infection.
  • Parvovirus: This highly contagious virus most commonly affects puppies from 6 weeks to 6 months of age. Symptoms include severe, bloody diarrhea, weight loss, lethargy, vomiting, and loss of appetite. The virus affects the ability to absorb nutrients, and animals can quickly become weak and dehydrated from lack of protein and fluids.
  • Rabies: The rabies virus affects the central nervous system, causing disease in the brain and, ultimately, death. This disease, which is also fatal to humans, is most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. Vaccinating your dog for rabies is required under California law.
  • Respiratory Disease: If your dog goes to a grooming facility, daycare, the dog park, or spends time around other dogs, bordetella vaccine can help provide protection against respiratory diseases, including kennel cough.

Vaccinations for Cats

All cats need vaccinations to protect them from certain serious illnesses, with boosters at regular intervals to ensure that the protection continues. Outdoor cats may also need non-core vaccines to protect them from certain diseases more commonly contracted out-of-doors.

  • Feline distemper: Also known as feline panleukopenia virus (FPV), feline distemper is an extremely contagious, life-threatening disease, affecting large numbers of unvaccinated cats. This resilient virus is resistant to disinfectants and can survive for years in a contaminated environment. Vaccination is crucial to prevent infection.
  • Feline calicivirus: This virus is also resistant to disinfectants, so cats can come into contact with it in almost any environment. Vaccination is highly recommended. The virus attacks the cat’s lungs, nasal passages, mouth, tongue, musculoskeletal system, and intestines. An infected animal may develop pneumonia or life-threatening hemorrhaging.
  • Feline herpes virus type 1: Once infected, most cats will have herpes virus symptoms for the rest of their lives, although symptoms can be treated with oral antibiotics, antiviral, and other medications. Symptoms include conjunctivitis (pink eye), lesions in and around the eyes, discharge from the nose and ears, sneezing, fever, depression, loss of appetite, squinting, drooling, and lethargy.
  • Rabies: Although rabies vaccination for cats is not required by state law, it is strongly encouraged by the Department of Public Health. In California, rabies occurs most frequently in skunks, bats, foxes, and other wild animals. Dogs and cats can contract the disease through exposure to rabid animals. The vaccine can help protect both you and your cat from this fatal viral infection.Feline distemper: Also known as feline panleukopenia virus (FPV), feline distemper is an extremely contagious, life-threatening disease, affecting large numbers of unvaccinated cats. This resilient virus is resistant to disinfectants and can survive for years in a contaminated environment. Vaccination is crucial to prevent infection.
  • Feline calicivirus: This virus is also resistant to disinfectants, so cats can come into contact with it in almost any environment. Vaccination is highly recommended. The virus attacks the cat’s lungs, nasal passages, mouth, tongue, musculoskeletal system, and intestines. An infected animal may develop pneumonia or life-threatening hemorrhaging.
  • Feline herpes virus type 1: Once infected, most cats will have herpes virus symptoms for the rest of their lives, although symptoms can be treated with oral antibiotics, antiviral, and other medications. Symptoms include conjunctivitis (pink eye), lesions in and around the eyes, discharge from the nose and ears, sneezing, fever, depression, loss of appetite, squinting, drooling, and lethargy.
  • Rabies: Although rabies vaccination for cats is not required by state law, it is strongly encouraged by the Department of Public Health. In California, rabies occurs most frequently in skunks, bats, foxes, and other wild animals. Dogs and cats can contract the disease through exposure to rabid animals. The vaccine can help protect both you and your cat from this fatal viral infection.

When to Vaccinate

It is important to vaccinate your pets early, as puppies and kittens are particularly susceptible to certain life-threatening, contagious diseases. Both dogs and cats should receive their first vaccinations at approximately 6 to 8 weeks of age. The first round of vaccinations for kittens should be completed by approximately 16 weeks of age, while puppy vaccinations may continue until your pet is 12 to 16 months old.

When you bring your pet to Affordable Animal Hospital Silverlake for vaccinations, we will give you a schedule to follow for the vaccines your pet requires, including boosters. Our compassionate veterinary team is dedicated to helping you provide the protection your kitten or puppy needs from a range of life-threatening infectious diseases.

Contact our Affordable Vet: Reliable, Caring and Focused on Animal Health

Scheduling your pet's vaccinations with Affordable Animal Hospital will go far toward keeping your pet happy and healthy for years. We are dedicated animal lovers, and will treat you and your pet with the care and compassion you deserve. Make an appointment to meet with us for a free consultation about your pet’s needs at our Silver Lake vet clinic.

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Affordable Animal Hospital

2417 Riverside Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90039

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(323) 664-2188

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(Closed daily from 12:30 to 1:30 for surgical procedures)
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