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Basic Guidance for Pet Welfare

We provide you with useful information for the care of your precious pet!

At Pet Vet Vaccination Services, we believe that knowledge is power when it comes to caring for your furry friend. That's why we have created this page to provide basic guidance on pet wellness. 

What are pet vaccines, and why do they matter?

Vaccines are like superpowers for your pet! They help prepare their body to fight off harmful diseases and keep them healthy. 

When your pet gets vaccinated, their body starts making special fighters called antibodies that help protect them from bad germs. These pet vaccines can protect your pet from one or many diseases and even prevent them from getting sick or making the sickness less severe.

Pet vaccinations are important for your pet's health because they protect them from dangerous and highly contagious diseases. Plus, keeping your pet vaccinated can improve their overall quality of life and keep them happy and healthy for years to come.
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Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease is a scary thing that can make your pet very sick. It's caused by long worms in infected pets' hearts and lungs. These worms can cause serious problems like lung disease, heart failure, and damage to other organs.

Mosquitoes spread heartworms. When a mosquito bites an infected animal, it picks up small worms called microfilaria. These worms grow inside the mosquito, and when the mosquito bites another animal, the worms enter the animal's body and grow into adult heartworms.

It's important to protect your pet from heartworm disease. Pet Vet Vaccination Services recommends that all dogs get tested for heartworms every year and take medicine to prevent heartworms all year round. Cats should also be protected. To learn more about heartworm disease, you can watch the video below or visit the American Heartworm Society's website.

Which Pet Vaccinations Does My Pet Need?

Pet Vet Vaccination Services makes vaccine package recommendations based on your pet’s lifestyle.  For example:
Canine Classification
Lifestyle
Recommendations
Outdoor Enthusiast
Running unrestrained outdoors; roaming unsupervised, and hunting or fieldwork unsupervised or supervised
Annual Adult Dog Vaccinations with Leptospirosis and Heartworm Testing
Outdoor Socialite
Spends some time outside; occasionally encounters unknown dogs
Annual Adult Dog Vaccinations with Leptospirosis and Heartworm Testing
Indoor Socialite
Multi-dog household, mostly indoors or confined but frequent contact with other known dogs through feeding, elimination, boarding, and showing
Annual Adult Dog Vaccinations and Heartworm Testing
Indoor Elitist
One- or two-dog household. Indoors mostly, but may encounter unknown dogs by occasional escape or at grooming parlor
Annual Adult Dog Vaccinations and Heartworm Testing
Indoor Pampered Pooch
Strictly indoor, never encounters other dogs; sits in the lap for hours at a time; rarely touches bare earth, a real couch potato
Annual Adult Dog Vaccinations (Bordetella Optional*) and Heartworm Testing

Outdoor Enthusiast

Canine Classification
Lifestyle: Running unrestrained outdoors; roaming unsupervised, and hunting or fieldwork unsupervised or supervised
Recommendations: Annual Adult Dog Vaccinations with Leptospirosis and Heartworm Testing

Outdoor Socialite

Canine Classification
Lifestyle: Spends some time outside; occasionally encounters unknown dogs
Recommendations: Annual Adult Dog Vaccinations with Leptospirosis and Heartworm Testing

Indoor Socialite

Canine Classification
Lifestyle: Multi-dog household, mostly indoors or confined but frequent contact with other known dogs through feeding, elimination, boarding, and showing
Recommendations: Annual Adult Dog Vaccinations and Heartworm Testing

Indoor Elitist

Canine Classification
Lifestyle: One- or two-dog household. Indoors mostly, but may encounter unknown dogs by occasional escape or at grooming parlor
Recommendations: Annual Adult Dog Vaccinations and Heartworm Testing

Indoor Pampered Pooch

Canine Classification
Lifestyle: Strictly indoor, never encounters other dogs; sits in the lap for hours at a time; rarely touches bare earth, a real couch potato
Recommendations: Annual Adult Dog Vaccinations (Bordetella Optional*) and Heartworm Testing

Understanding the Flea Cycle

At Pet Vet Vaccination Services, we understand the struggles of dealing with pesky fleas on your pet. But the key to winning the battle against fleas is understanding their life cycle. 

Flea control products work best when used as part of a comprehensive strategy. That's why we're here to educate you on how to control fleas on and around your pet effectively.
Watch our video on fleas and their life cycle to better understand how to keep your furry friend happy and flea-free. Trust us. It'll be a game-changer. And remember, it's not just about using the right product. It's also about being consistent and following the guidelines. 

Let's work together to keep your pet safe and comfortable!
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Best Practices for Flea Control in Central Florida and the Surrounding Areas

  1. Make sure you are using flea products correctly and according to the label directions or as otherwise directed by your veterinarian.
    • For topical products, pay close attention to where the product should be applied and any instructions or notices about bathing and contact with other pets or people around the time of application.
    • Do not split medication doses for use on multiple pets.
  2. When dealing with an infestation, you must also treat the environment (your home and yard) and every pet in the household 
  3. Don’t expect immediate results. While the new oral products we have at our disposal are very good, the fleas you see on your pets only account for about 5% of the total flea population.  The other 95% are in the environment.  As those fleas in the environment mature and jump onto your pets, they will be killed by proper usage of the flea control product.  The life cycle in Florida can last as little as a couple of weeks, months, or more!
If you have any questions, we are happy to help you with your flea woes! Contact us through our website or call us toll-free at (855) 673-8838 for more information and product recommendations that are suitable for your situation.

Diseases That Pet Vaccines Protect Against

Dogs and Cats

Dogs and Cats

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  • Rabies:  Rabies is a serious threat to all warm-blooded animals, including humans, and is transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal. There is no cure for rabies, so pet vaccination is the only way to protect your pet. And don't forget that state law (F.S. 828) requires pets to vaccinate against rabies.
Dogs

Dogs

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  • Distemper: Canine distemper is widespread and often deadly.  Signs may include vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and death.
  • Adenovirus (type-2): Adenovirus or Hepatitis can cause fever, pain, enlargement of the liver, and death.
  • Parvovirus: Parvovirus is a highly contagious intestinal disease that causes bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and in some cases, death.
  • Leptospirosis: Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that affects a dog’s kidneys and liver  In severe cases, death can occur.
  • Bordetella: Bordetella is the bacterial cause of kennel cough.  Kennel cough causes an upper respiratory infection that presents as a persistent, dry, hacking cough.  The disease may last several weeks and is highly contagious.
  • Lyme:  Lyme disease is spread by ticks. It causes fever, joint pain, lameness, and lethargy.  In some cases, Lyme disease has been linked to more severe illnesses, including kidney disease.
Cats

Cats

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  • Panleukopenia:  Panleukopenia, also known as feline distemper, is highly contagious and usually fatal. Signs include depression, loss of appetite, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis: FVR is a highly contagious respiratory disease that causes sneezing, pneumonia, and ulcers in the mouth.
  • Other respiratory diseases: Calicivirus and Chlamydia are also feline respiratory viruses.
  • Feline Leukemia: Feline Leukemia causes immune suppression, which breaks down the cat’s ability to fight off infections.  This leads to the development of cancerous disease and eventually death.
We Welcome New Pet Parents in Central Florida and the Surrounding Areas

We Welcome New Pet Parents in Central Florida and the Surrounding Areas

At Pet Vet Vaccination Services, we're passionate about keeping your furry family members healthy and happy. From pet vaccinations to medication orders, our experienced veterinarians will work with you to create a personalized plan for your pet. We understand that every pet is unique, and we tailor our recommendations based on their age, lifestyle, and overall health.
Don't wait! Book your appointment today and give your pet the best care possible. At Pet Vet Vaccination Services, your pet's health is our top priority, and we'll treat them like they're one of our own. Give your pet the gift of health and schedule your appointment now!
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