Veterinary Services

Pet Vaccination

At Balboa Veterinary Medical Center in Granada Hills, CA, we understand the importance of pet vaccinations in preventing the spread of infectious diseases and protecting the health of your beloved companions.

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Importance of Pet Vaccinations

Pet vaccinations are essential for preventing the spread of infectious diseases and protecting your pet from potentially life-threatening illnesses. Vaccines stimulate the immune system to recognize and fight off specific pathogens, reducing the risk of infection and disease transmission within the pet population.

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Our Pet Vaccination Services

At Balboa Veterinary Medical Center, we offer a variety of vaccines for dogs and cats tailored to your pet’s individual needs and lifestyle. Our vaccination services include:

  • Core Vaccines: These vaccines are essential for all pets and protect against contagious diseases.
  • Non-Core Vaccines: Our veterinarians may recommend additional vaccines to protect against specific diseases depending on your pet’s risk factors and lifestyle.

Dog Vaccinations

Our dog vaccination services include vaccinations against common diseases such as distemper, parvovirus, and rabies. These vaccines help protect your dog from potentially life-threatening illnesses and are essential to preventive healthcare.

Cat Vaccinations

For cats, we provide vaccinations against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia, feline leukemia virus, and rabies. These vaccines are crucial for maintaining your cat’s health and well-being and preventing the spreading of contagious diseases within the feline population.

When to Vaccinate Your Pet

Vaccination schedules for pets are tailored to ensure optimal protection against various diseases while considering factors such as:

  • Age: Puppies and kittens should start vaccinations at 6-8 weeks old to build immunity against diseases. Boosters are given every 3-4 weeks until they’re 16 weeks old, ensuring an effective immune response.
    • Adult Pets: After the initial series, adult pets need regular booster vaccinations to maintain immunity. Booster frequency varies based on vaccine type, pet’s lifestyle, and disease prevalence.
    • Health Status: Vaccination schedules adjust based on individual health needs. Pets with specific conditions may require tailored vaccination plans.
    • Lifestyle: A pet’s lifestyle influences their vaccination needs, considering factors like indoor/outdoor living and exposure to other animals. Higher exposure risks may necessitate additional or different vaccinations.

    Trust Balboa Veterinary Medical Center for Pet Vaccinations in Granada Hills, CA

    For comprehensive pet vaccinations in Granada Hills, CA, you can trust the experienced team at Balboa Veterinary Medical Center to provide compassionate care and reliable vaccination services. With our expertise, personalized approach, and commitment to preventive care, we strive to ensure the health and well-being of every pet in our community.

    If your pet is due for vaccinations or you have any questions about our vaccination services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your pet’s health is our top priority.