Savannah Cat and Dog Vaccinations

Vaccinations play an important role in your pet’s life, protecting your cat or dog from potentially life-threatening diseases such as rabies and feline leukemia. At Georgetown Veterinary Hospital, we will ensure that your pet receives the proper vaccinations and that the process is as stress- and pain-free as possible.

Physical Exam

When you bring in your pet for his or her vaccinations, our veterinarian will first perform a physical exam to get an idea of your pet’s general health. Remember that pets age faster than humans, so annual exams are extremely important.

Vaccinations

Before administering any vaccinations, the vet will consider the benefits and risks of each shot, accounting for your pet’s health, age, and lifestyle. All dogs should be vaccinated against distemper/parvo and rabies. We recommend that dogs that will be around other dogs during boarding, grooming, or training classes be vaccinated against bordetella (kennel cough). All cats should be vaccinated against feline distemper and rabies, while some cats, depending on lifestyle, should also receive a feline leukemia vaccination.

Pet vaccinations work by introducing a killed or weakened form of the disease organism in order to stimulate the immune system. By introducing a small and harmless amount of the disease, your pet’s defense system learns how to prepare its self against the disease, which is helpful if it becomes exposed to an active disease pathogen in the future.

Most vaccinations are delivered via injection, though some may be given as nose and eye drops.

Puppies and kittens should be vaccinated at an early age in order to protect them from disease, while older pets should receive vaccinations throughout their life in order to stay healthy.

Lab Testing

We can test for common animal diseases such as internal parasites, heartworm, feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), and feline leukemia. If your cat or dog tests positive for any of these medical conditions, we can immediately begin any necessary treatments.

For Savannah cat and dog vaccinations, please call us today to schedule an appointment with our vet.

Savannah Animal Hospital Appointment
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Address:
21 Brasseler Blvd
Savannah, GA 31419-9576