Pet Vaccinations in Gladstone, MO
Pets should be vaccinated to protect them from many highly contagious and deadly diseases. Your veterinarian can tailor a program of vaccinations that will help your pet maintain a lifetime of protection from infectious diseases.
- Canine DA2PP + Lepto Vaccination: This is an all-in-one injection that includes protection against disease caused by canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, canine adenovirus type 2, canine parainfluenza, canine parvovirus, Leptospira canicola, L. icterohaemorrhagiae, L. grippotyphosa and L. pomona in dogs 6 weeks and older. Symptoms vary depending on which virus is contracted, but they can range from mild respiratory infections and loss of appetite, to vomiting, bloody diarrhea, seizures, neurological damage, and even death. Some of the viruses are transmitted through the stools or urine of other animals, and some are airborne, meaning your puppy can become infected without ever leaving his own backyard!
- Rabies Vaccination: All dogs in the Gladstone/Kansas City limits are required by law to receive this vaccine. That’s because rabies is an extremely dangerous disease that is transmittable to humans. Rabies is a fatal but preventable viral disease. It can spread to people and pets if they are bitten or scratched by a rabid animal. In the United States, rabies is mostly found in wild animals like bats, raccoons, skunks, and foxes. A rabies vaccine not only protects your dog, it also protects your family!
- Bordetella Vaccination: This is usually given intra nasally (like nose drops), but there is also an injectable form. Often referred to as “kennel cough”, Bordetella is an upper respiratory disease that produces coughing, sneezing, and sometimes a nasal discharge. This airborne disease is most often transmitted at boarding facilities, grooming shops, and parks, but your puppy can also contract it in his own yard.
- Feline Vaccinations: Feline Rabies, Feluk, or FVRCP
Contact Gladstone Animal Clinic
Please call 816-436-1100 for more information on other vaccinations.