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Pet Vaccinations from Our Salt Lake City Veterinarian

At Cottonwood Animal Hospital, our Salt Lake City veterinarian provides all the preventative, wellness, and other services (including pet emergency care) your pet needs to lead the healthiest life possible.We proudly serve the following areas of town: Cottonwood Heights, Murray, Midvale, Holladay, and Sandy. 

One of the more common services provided by our vet is that of vaccinations for dogs and cats. When was the last time your pet was vaccinated? If it's been more than a year, there's a good chance your pet is overdue for some important vaccines.

veterinarian in Salt Lake City holding a puppy and a kitten after their pet vaccinations

The Importance of Up-to-Date Vaccinations for Your Pet

Why is it so important to have your pet regularly vaccinated, anyway? For starters, vaccines are your pet's first and most vital line of defense against all kinds of common illnesses and diseases, including rabies, influenza, and the like. When your pet becomes due for vaccines and you don't have them administered, your pet's immunity to these disease and illnesses depletes, making your pet more prone to getting sick. And of course, some diseases (such as rabies) can be passed onto humans. In this sense, having your pet's vaccinations kept up-to-date is also important to protecting yourself and your loved ones.

Keep in mind that many boarding facilities, groomers, and dog parks also require that your pet be up-to-date on all vaccinations in order to use their services.

Which Vaccinations Are Recommended for Your Pet?

Now that you have a better understanding of the importance of keeping your pet's vaccines up-to-date, you may be wondering which vaccines your pet needs specifically. If you have paperwork from your pet's most recent veterinary visit, you can likely see a vaccination schedule that lists the exact vaccines, along with their due dates. If you don't have recent paperwork, our vet team can still help in making recommendations for your pet.

For dogs, some of the more common vaccinations we recommend include:

  • rabies
  • canine distemper
  • canine influenza
  • parvovirus

For cats, we generally recommend the following vaccines:

  • rabies
  • feline distemper
  • feline leukemia
  • calcivirus

Please keep in mind that vaccination recommendations can also vary depending on the age of your pet and specific risk factors.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Cottonwood Heights Veterinarian Today

If your pet is in need of any, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our Salt Lake City veterinarian today. You can reach Cottonwood Animal Hospital by calling (801) 278-0505. We're available for appointments during the weekend and holiday hours for your convenience! 

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