Vaccinations*: It is important that your dog be vaccinated at all stages of her life. We recommend the following vaccines for most of our canine patients –
- DAP – Commonly referred to as the “Distemper/Parvo” vaccine, it protects against these contagious canine diseases:
- Distemper is an extremely contagious viral disease of the dog that can cause fever, lack of appetite, discharges from the eyes and nose, coughing, diarrhea, and eventually neurologic signs such as seizuring. This disease can be fatal.
- Adenovirus 2 is one of the major causes of infectious tracheobronchitis in dogs, also known as kennel cough. Vaccination against CAV-2 will not prevent infection with this virus but it can minimize its severity so that the chances of wordpresseloping secondary bacterial infections and complications are lessened.
- Parvo is an extremely contagious, very common and potentially fatal disease of the dog that causes vomiting, diarrhea, and a severely decreased white blood cell count. Vaccination can protect against this viral disease.
- We administer this vaccine every 3 years once adult immunity has been established.
- Parainfluenza and Bordetella are infectious respiratory diseases that are airborne and can result in pneumonia.
- Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection resulting from contact with infected wildlife urine from infected dogs, or contaminated water or food. It can also be passed to humans.
Rabies – Rabies is a viral disease that can affect all warm-blooded mammals. The law requires that all pets be kept current on their rabies vaccine. Failure to do so could result in a fine and citation. In the event your pet bites someone, quarantine or other public safety measures may be ordered by local law enforcement. We administer this vaccine every 3 years once adult immunity has been established.
Other Vaccines – There are also vaccines available to help protect your dog against Lymes Disease, and the severe symptoms that can result from a Rattlesnake bite. Be sure to ask us if these vaccines are right for your dog.
Grooming – Brush frequently to keep coat from matting and trim toenails to prevent overgrowth. Or, bring your pet to our Professional Pet Groomer, Janice Francis. Janice has been grooming at Central Texas Animal Hospital since 1991. She is known for her beautiful work and for her skill in making dogs and cats feel comfortable during their visit.
**We caution against the use of over-the-counter flea control products, as some have proven to be toxic to cats.**