Keeping your pet on a regular vaccination schedule is one of the very best ways to make sure they stay healthy and happy. Some of the worst diseases for animals have highly effective vaccines that can easily prevent a stressful and expensive emergency veterinary clinic visit.
Which vaccinations your animal gets often depends on the type of lifestyle they have. For indoor cats and dogs that rarely come into contact with other pets, you may need to schedule fewer shots. If your pet tends to explore more of the world with or without you, they will need a bit of added protection. Dr. Gunckel will determine which vaccines are necessary based on the individual pets needs and health status.
If you plan to travel with or board your animal, it’s important to remember that airlines and boarding facilities often have vaccination requirements for pets. We can help make sure your pet is ready for these situations.
There are also quite a few diseases that are seasonal or will pop up in the animal community irregularly. Dr. Gunckel and our team here at Family Member Animal Hospital make sure to have up to date information on potentially harmful illnesses that have shown up in our area recently. These can be especially contagious and may have a severe impact on the health of your pet or be expensive to treat. Your animal may get them from another cat or dog, playing at the dog park, being around farm animals and livestock, or they might even catch a fatal illness from the raccoon in the backyard. Ground soil and common water sources can potentially carry diseases.
We at Family Member Animal Hospital also offer seasonal vaccinations, Rattlesnake Vaccine and H3N8 and H3N2 canine influenza vaccine.
With your help, we can stay on top of these diseases and stamp them out before they spread to other pets in our community.
Family Member Animal Hospital is proud to provide personalized vaccinations in the Loveland, Fort Collins, Drake, Estes Park, Windsor, Johnstown, Berthoud, Longmont and Greeley communities.