What You Need to Know About Pet Vaccinations
Pet vaccinations protect cats and dogs from highly contagious diseases that can greatly reduce their quality of life. In extreme cases, the diseases pet vaccinations defend against can even shorten their lives and affect us, as people, in more ways than one. Rabies vaccination for cats and dogs is required by law due to its prevalence in wildlife and the danger it poses to pets and people. At Nall Daniels Animal Hospital in Homewood, we care for all our patients and never want to see lives cut short unnecessarily. We recommend standard "core" vaccines for all our patients and customize vaccine plans according to individual needs and lifestyles.
Pet vaccines, like so many other medical services, are not one-size-fits-all. When you visit with your cat or dog for a comprehensive examination, we carefully assess their needs. We look at your pet's travel tendencies and exposure to other possibly unvaccinated animals when determining vaccine plans. If your dog frequents dog parks, which are highly recommended for socialization, they will likely benefit from vaccination against canine influenza. Boarded dogs must be protected against Bordetella, an upper respiratory bacterial infection. If your dog travels with you to other parts of the country with higher incidences of Lyme disease, we may recommend the Lyme vaccine. For barn cats or others that are frequently outdoors, we may recommend additional vaccines to keep them healthy. Please schedule an exam for your cat or dog today to talk more in-depth on pet vaccinations. *we don’ t do the canine influenza vaccine*
We love everyone at Nall Daniels! They are kind and compassionate and have given our dogs exceptional care. I highly recommend them!
The entire staff at Nall Daniel is amazing!! They treat you and your pets like family. We absolutely love it here!! Thank you to all of you for all you have done and will continue to do for our fur babies!
Everyone was so helpful and thorough in treating Callie. They were amazingly attentive to her and helping her feel at ease. She's very nervous at the vet, but they made it as stress free for her as possible.