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Posted on 09-25-2017

National Immunization Awareness Month at Our Louisville Veterinary Hospital

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, making it a great time to give you some reminders and pointers. It turns out many animal hospitals and other animal professionals use the month of August as a time to remind everyone of the importance of getting all the right vaccinations, immunizations and medications for your cat or dog. 

Any chance our Louisville veterinary team gets, we point out how important it is to properly vaccinate and immunize pets. Drs. Turn and Cohn leads the charge to remind our patients' caretakers how important immunizations and vaccinations are. 

cat getting vaccinated in Louisville

Why Is It Important to Immunize and Vaccinate Your Pets? 

Through the years, we have come to realize that our clients understand their pets need standard vaccinations, but they do not always realize why it is so important. Our veterinary team came up with some key reasons why you should immunize and vaccinate your pets: 

  • The proper vaccinations keep your cat or dog healthy on a daily basis, as well as potentially extending their lives by several years. 
  • The first round of shots begins for your cat at 6-8 weeks old. We will help you figure out the specifics when you bring your new pet in for its first visit.
  • Even though we keep records of your pet's vaccinations, keep your own records as well. 
  • Your pet needs vaccinations as protection for visiting dog parks, boarding kennels, grooming salons and any place other animals spend time. 
  • The most common shots for your dog are the distemper shot, which protects against Hepatitis and Parvovirus, and the rabies vaccination. 
  • The most common vaccinations for your cat are the rabies shot and the distemper shot to protect against Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia. 

Contact Our Veterinarian in Louisville for More Information on Vaccinations and Immunizations

Let your veterinarian in Louisville know if you have any additional questions about pet vaccinations. You can reach our Louisville vet office by dialing 502-425-1275.

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