Protect Your Pet Through Vaccinations

Rabies, parvovirus, and distemper can spread quickly and have serious consequences for your pet’s health. Thankfully, vaccinations can keep these diseases from spreading while keeping your pet healthy! By vaccinating your pet on a regular schedule, your pet’s immune system will recognize and destroy any viruses or infections in their system before any damage is done. Protect your pet with vaccines, and they’ll be protected for life!

Do Vaccines Have Side Effects?

Just like with humans, if a vaccination reaction occurs, it’s usually mild. Your pet might feel lethargic after being vaccinated—particularly if it’s their first time—but this won’t last longer than a day or so. Your pet almost might feel a little sore at the vaccination site, but that’s also temporary!

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Recommended Dog and Cat Vaccinations

Your pet might spend most of their life indoors, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe from diseases and viruses! At Crossroads Pet Hospital, we recommend that pets follow a customized vaccination schedule that caters to their lifestyle. Your veterinarian will establish this during your pet’s exam.

Dog Vaccines

  • DHPP (distemper/hepatitis/parainfluenza/parvo)
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Leptospirosis (given based on risk)
  • Influenza (given based on risk)

Cat Vaccines

  • RCP (feline distemper)
  • Rabies
  • Leukemia (recommended for kittens and at-risk cats)

We Personalize Your Pet’s Immunization Schedule

Our hospital advocates for vaccination in moderation. Your primary veterinarian will work with you to establish an immunization schedule that’s tailored to your pet’s needs.

If you have any questions, contact us at 972-416-4060. We’d be happy to help!