Pet Vaccinations and Affordable Immunization Shot Clinics

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Keeping your pet current on his or her vaccinations is an important preventive health measure. Providing vaccinations for your pet not only meets certain state requirements, but also keeps your pet free from disease. We make it easy to keep pet vaccinations current with our easy-to-follow vaccine recommendations and shot clinic.

Vaccines and boosters are a key component of a preventive health care plan. It is speculated that vaccinations have saved the lives of millions of pets and has rendered many diseases uncommon. Vaccines have saved the lives of millions and pets and have rendered many diseases uncommon.

At Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital, we follow the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) guidelines for vaccinations and booster schedules. New AAHA guidelines generally recommend 3-year vaccinations, based on evidence that vaccinations remain active far longer than thought previously.

However, we will consider the individual pet and make recommendations, weighing risks and benefits. To develop an immunization plan for your cat or dog, we’ll consider:

  • Age
  • Breed
  • Exposure to harmful agents
  • Contact with other animals

We recommend core vaccinations for all pets, which address serious, potentially fatal, and common diseases.

Core vaccinations for dogs:

  • Distemper
  • Parvovirus
  • Parainflunenza
  • Rabies

WebMd offers more information about core vaccinations for dogs.

Core vaccinations for cats:

  • Rhinotracheitis
  • Panleukopenia
  • Calicivirus
  • Feline leukemia (for cats that go outdoors)
  • Rabies

Visit the WebMD site for more about core vaccinations for cats.

We also recommend heartworm prevention and medication for dogs and all-outdoor cats year-round. Additionally, we advise flea and tick prevention.

Cutting Pet Care Costs: Our One-of-a Kind Shot Clinics

At Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital, we feel it’s so important to keep your pet’s vaccinations up to date, we’ve created shot clinics. Shot clinics are designed for those times when your pet is due for a vaccination and is healthy, but has been seen in the past six months. Administered by veterinary technicians, your pet is not examined by the vet, so the exam fee is waived. Shot clinics are offered during regular offices hours and require an appointment (which can usually be scheduled the same day).

"I have come to trust Dr. Widenmeyer’s instincts‚ his treatments‚ his honesty‚ and his genuine concern for my dogs. His expertise has given me additional years with the pets we weren’t certain were even going to make it through their ordeal. The whole staff makes the experience feel like family. I want to use this opportunity to say a BIG thank you to all the people at Flowers Mill that have helped me keep my “furry kids” happy and healthy all these years."

— Eileen Yardley, PA

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