Pet Vaccinations from Barrow Veterinary Hospital
Timely vaccinations are critical to the health and welfare of pets in Winder. At Barrow Veterinary Hospital, our staff sees dogs and cats benefiting from the advances in immunology. The widespread adoption of animal vaccines has saved millions of pets from painful infections and early death by preventing the spread of once-common diseases.
When should I vaccinate my pet?
Vaccines protect your pet from infections and diseases like rabies, parvovirus, Bordetella, leptospirosis, infectious hepatitis, canine influenza, and feline leukemia. Pet vaccines are manufactured under strict safety regulations and contain weakened or partial versions of a pathogen that causes a disease. As soon as your furry friend receives an inoculation, the vaccine triggers the production of antibodies targeted to kill or destroy the pathogen. This is why some pets seem tired after vaccinations — preparing their bodies for a potential future invasion takes energy. But it is worth the trouble because when your dog or cat is exposed to the same disease or infection, they have their defenses ready.
Why it’s important to vaccinate your cat or dog at different life stages
Most pets receive their first vaccinations as puppies and kittens. Vaccines lose their power over time, so periodic revaccination is vital to keeping your pet safe from disease and infection. Depending on your pet’s hobbies and lifestyle, he may need additional vaccines specific to his needs.
Barrow County, GA requires rabies vaccinations for all dogs, cats, and ferrets over three months old. Rabies vaccines are available in one-year or three-year inoculations that must be current. Most groomers, boarding facilities, and pet daycare organizations require vaccines in addition to rabies.
What vaccines are offered at our practice
Most dogs and cats follow a standard vaccination schedule, but Dr. Capeheart will work with you to find the best plan for your pet.
Available Dog Vaccinations
- Canine parainfluenza
- Canine Distemper
- Canine Influenza
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine viral hepatitis
- Kennel cough
Available Cat Vaccinations
- Viral Rhinotracheitis
- Feline leukemia
Call Us Today!
Our staff works hard to ensure that Winder pets have access to the highest standard of veterinary care. Call to schedule your pet's wellness exam today at (770) 867-6134. Or schedule your visit online by clicking our “appointment request” button below. At Barrow Veterinary Hospital, your pets are our family!