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Preventative care is an important aspect in maintaining your pet’s health. Proper vaccination is vital in protecting them against harmful diseases.


We believe that preventative care is one of the most important aspects of maintaining your pet’s health. There are a variety of diseases that affect animals, so proper vaccination of your pet is vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses to which they are susceptible to.

Why are vaccinations important?

Vaccinations are vital to the health and protection of your pet, and serve as a preventive measure in combating viral diseases like Parvovirus, Parainfluenza virus, Distemper, Lyme Disease, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus, and Rabies.

When should my pet get vaccinated?

Vaccinations are particularly important for puppies, kittens, and other young animals that have immature immune systems. Veterinary vaccinations generally begin at 6-8 weeks of age and then boostered throughout your pet’s life depending on the vaccine. Our doctors will determine the appropriate vaccination plan for your pet.

How are vaccines administered?

Vaccines help to combat diseases by exposing the pet's immune system to inactive or small amounts of a particular form of bacteria or virus. Vaccines are administered through a subcutaneous injection (under the skin), orally, or intra-nasally, depending on the vaccine.

Vaccinations are accompanied by a consultation and examination with our veterinarians to make certain that your pet's condition is stable enough to receive them. Proper and timely administration is necessary to ensure optimal protection.

Protect Your Pets & Prevent Disease with Vaccinations

According to the ASPCA, one of the key ways to protect your pet’s health is through vaccinations, which help prevent illness in your pet and the spread of disease between pets. When you bring your pet in for their routine wellness exam at Manvel Animal Clinic, our team will make recommendations as to which vaccines are suitable for your pet based on their individual risk factors and stage of life. Typically, we will include a suite of core vaccinations, which are a class of vaccinations that are considered universal for all pets.

Core vaccinations for dogs include:

  • Canine parvovirus

  • Canine hepatitis

  • Distemper

  • Rabies

Core vaccinations for cats include:

  • Feline calicivirus

  • Feline herpes virus type I

  • Rabies

  • Panleukopenia

While core vaccinations are a good start, your Manvel veterinarian may recommend other vaccinations to help protect your pet’s health. Each and every one of our recommendations are made with your pet’s best interests in mind. We want to help them live their happiest, healthiest life for many years to come!