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Pet Vaccinations

Protect your pet with essential vaccinations offered at Bush Lake Pet Hospital.

Pet Vaccinations in Bloomington, MN

At Bush Lake Pet Hospital, we understand that not all vaccines are created equal. Our dedicated team will explain the differences and customize a vaccination regimen that will protect your pet from the unique risks they face based on their individual exposure potential.

Protecting Your Pets from Dangerous Diseases

Several diseases can afflict cats and dogs, but proper vaccination can protect most pets from the worst of them. Here’s how:

For Dogs:

  • Parvovirus: A highly contagious virus that can cause severe gastrointestinal illness.
  • Distemper: A serious disease affecting the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems.
  • Infectious Hepatitis: A viral infection that affects the liver.

For Cats:

  • Panleukopenia: Also known as feline distemper, a highly contagious viral disease.
  • Feline Herpesvirus: Causes respiratory infections.
  • Feline Calicivirus: Another common cause of respiratory infections.
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and Feline Leukemia Virus: Particularly important for outdoor cats, these viruses can have severe long-term health implications.

Once contracted, these illnesses can be painful, distressing, and even fatal. Fortunately, most of these diseases can be prevented through proper vaccination.

Frequently Asked Questions

My cat doesn’t go outside, why does he need a distemper vaccine?

The cat distemper vaccine we use provides protection against multiple airborne and highly contagious diseases, including distemper, rhinotracheitis, chlamydia, calici, and virulent strain calici virus. Any person or pet that has come into contact with an infected animal can easily pass these diseases on to your pet.

How Vaccines Work?

Vaccines are specialized proteins designed to prime the immune system to combat specific infections. They serve two primary functions:

  • Reducing Disease Severity: Vaccines can lessen the severity of diseases if they occur.
  • Preventing Infection: Vaccines can prevent infections altogether.
How often should my pet be vaccinated?
The frequency of vaccinations depends on several factors, including your pet’s age, health status, lifestyle, and the type of vaccine. Generally, puppies and kittens require a series of vaccinations starting at 6-8 weeks of age, followed by boosters every 3-4 weeks until they are 16-20 weeks old. Adult pets typically need annual or triennial boosters. Your veterinarian will provide a customized vaccination schedule tailored to your pet’s needs.

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Contact

Phone: 952-944-5320
Fax: 952-944-5321
Email: [email protected]

Location

7700 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Suite #170
Bloomington, MN 55438
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Hours

Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 6 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
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