Pet Vaccinations

Pet Vaccinations

When it comes to pets, it’s less expensive to prevent an illness than it is to treat it. That’s why we advocate preventive care for all of our patients. This typically includes wellness exams, vaccinations, parasite control, and dental care, but vaccinating your pet is one of the most important means of preventive care. The reason? Vaccines help strengthen the immune system so that if your pet is ever exposed to a certain virus or disease, their body can fight it off more easily. At West Main Animal Hospital in Alhambra, we want your companion to live a healthy, happy life, and we believe vaccinating them is one of the best ways to make that happen.

Customizing Your Pet’s Vaccination Plan

We offer pet vaccines to meet your four-legged friend’s preventive needs while taking their lifestyle and exposure risk into consideration. After all, each pet has different needs, depending on whether they spend a lot of time with other animals, go on hikes in the woods, or simply enjoy time inside at home. Our conversation with you will help us to understand more about your pet’s needs.

We offer both core and non-core vaccines for our patients. Core vaccines are essential for every dog and cat, regardless of lifestyle, while non-core vaccines are optional and typically recommended if the risk of exposure is high. Core vaccines are universally recommended either because the viruses/diseases they protect against are very serious or fatal, and/or because they can be transferred to humans.

Core Vs. Non-Core Vaccines

The following are some of the core and non-core pet vaccines that we offer for our canine and feline patients:

Canine Vaccines

  • Rabies (core)
  • Distemper (core)
  • Hepatitis (core)
  • Parvovirus (core)
  • Parainfluenza (core)
  • Bordetella (non-core)
  • Leptospirosis (non-core)

 

Feline Vaccines

  • Rabies (core)
  • Panleukopenia/distemper (core)
  • Calici virus (core)
  • Rhinotracheitis (core)
  • Feline leukemia (non-core)
  • Feline immunodeficiency virus (non-core)
  • Chlamydia (non-core)

These vaccines are typically discussed and recommended during the wellness visits, but please feel free to contact us at (626) 282-2179 if you have any questions before your visit.