Vaccinations are an important part of your pet's overall health and well-being. While some vaccines are optional, many are imperative to protect your animal, other animals, as well as people around them. Shelbyville Road Veterinary Hospital in Indianapolis can help you keep your beloved family member up-to-date on all shots.
The emergence of pet vaccines has had a enormous impact on the prevention of disease among animals. Rabies can be contracted through wild animals and can kill a pet or a human being. The Center for Communicable Diseases reports that more than 55,000 people a year die from rabies worldwide. In the United States, we experience 1 to 3 deaths per year. The reason for the low death rate in the U.S. is because of the laws regarding vaccines.
Another immunization that your dog should receive is the parvovirus. This is an often fatal illness that made its first appearance in the 1970's. At the onset, many canines died and veterinarians had no recourse. However, since the discovery and wide usage of the parvo vaccine, fewer and fewer dogs are dying. The main places we see deaths from parvo is shelters where large groups of dogs are often unprotected from the virus.
Vaccines We Offer
Shelbyville Road Vet can provide all of your pet's necessary vaccinations. We would never recommend treatment we did not feel was safe or required to keep your pet free from dangerous, infectious diseases. We want to partner with you to ensure your baby is safeguarded from potential problems while, at the same time, never overvaccinating.
- Canine Distemper
Non-core Vaccines - given on determination of exposure risks:
- Borrelia burgdorferi
- Leptospirosis bacteria
- Bordatella bronchiseptica
Puppies and Adult Dogs should also be on a heartworm/flea and tick preventative.
- Feline distemper
- Feline calicivirus
- Feline herpesvirus type I
Non-core vaccines - given on determination of exposure risks:
- Feline leukemia virus
- Chlamydophila felis
- Feline immunodeficiency virus
Cats and kittens should also be on a heartworm/flea and tick preventative.