Pet Vaccinations in Arlington
Invest in Preventative Vaccines to Protect Your Pet
Vaccines are an important part of preventative care for any type of pet. Vaccinating your pet is one of the easiest ways to protect them from disease and to help them live a long and happy life.
At Shirlington Animal Hospital, we administer all types of pet vaccines in Arlington. During vaccination, your pet’s comfort is important to us. We go to great lengths to ensure that your pet feels calm and relaxed and strive to make the process as quick and pain-free as possible.
The Importance of Vaccination
Vaccines help the immune system prepare for and fight disease-causing bacteria and viruses. Should your pet ever be exposed to the disease for which he was vaccinated, his or her immune system will be ready to fight back.
At Shirlington Animal Hospital, we offer vaccines including:
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine hepatitis
- Feline calicivirus
What Pet Vaccines Are Required By Virginia Law?
Each state has its own laws governing pet vaccination. Certain vaccines – including the rabies vaccine – are required by law in Virginia. This applies to both dogs and cats.
Which Vaccines Does My Pet Need?
Your pet’s age and health will determine when you should get them vaccinated and which types of vaccines to administer. Young puppies and kittens will require more frequent vaccination. Pets should receive all necessary doses of important vaccines early on in life. Once your dog or cat has reached adulthood, they may only need certain vaccines every few years. Our vets can review your pet’s vaccination history and advise you accordingly.
Puppy Vaccination Schedule
Puppies need several shots and multiple trips to the vet to protect them from a variety of different illnesses and health issues. There isn't a one-size fits all schedule for every puppy based on which state you live in and your specific dog's risk factors. Let's talk more about pet vaccinations in Arlington. Contact us to schedule your dog's appointment today.
To learn more about vaccines for your pet, call Shirlington Animal Hospital in Arlington at (703) 594-4122.
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