Pet Vaccination in Bristol
Prevent Disease & Protect Your Pet’s Health
The veterinarians at Chippens Hill Veterinary Hospital consider vaccination a valuable measure in disease prevention. At the same time, we carefully evaluate the choice and schedule of any vaccination so that it optimizes our patients’ health and minimizes the risk of adverse reactions.
Vaccinations are a critical part of preventative care for your pet. Vaccines protect animals from many diseases, some of which – including rabies – are also contagious to people. Every pet is different, so we use the latest science of immunology and recommendations from the American Animal Hospital Association to inform our customized vaccination plans for every patient. Our vets can determine which vaccinations your pet needs and recommend how often they should be administered.
Schedule an appointment for pet vaccination in Bristol by calling Chippens Hill Veterinary Hospital at (860) 850-2187.
Vaccines for Dogs
All dogs in Connecticut must be vaccinated for rabies as required by state law. Additionally, we vaccinate all dogs in our practice for distemper and parvo every three years after their initial vaccine series. We can also measure whether your dog needs a booster by testing their vaccine titers to see whether they have antibodies at a protective level against distemper and parvo.
Because Connecticut has such a high rate of Lyme disease, we consider the Lyme vaccine critical in preventing tick-borne disease. Leptospirosis is another infectious disease that can be lethal but prevented with vaccination. Finally, if your pet goes to the groomer, kennel, dog park, or obedience class, we may recommend kennel cough and canine flu vaccines for your dog.
Vaccines for Cats
All cats in Connecticut must also be vaccinated for rabies as required by law. Cats in our practice are also vaccinated for distemper and upper respiratory diseases every three years after their initial series. Finally, outdoor cats are vaccinated against feline leukemia.
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