Simply put, vaccinations keep your pet safe from life threatening diseases. Not only can unchecked illnesses be painful and potentially fatal for your pet, they can become very expensive to treat.

The vaccinations we recommend and administer here at South Boston Animal Hospital can prevent the following:

Cat Diseases:

  • Rabies (this can be spread to people)
  • Feline panleukopenia (feline distemper)
  • Feline herpesvirus infection
  • Feline calicivirus infection
  • Feline leukemia (FeLV)
  • Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection
  • Heartworm disease
  • Intestinal worms (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, etc., some of which can also infect people)

Dog Diseases:

  • Rabies (this can be spread to people)
  • Canine parvovirus infection ("parvo")
  • Canine distemper Leptospirosis
  • Canine adenovirus-2
  • Canine parainfluenza
  • Canine enteric coronavirus
  • Canine influenza
  • Lyme disease
  • Bordetellosis ("kennel cough")
  • Heartworm disease
  • Intestinal worms (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, etc., some of which can also infect people)

To find out more about our vaccinations, call us at (617) 269-0610.

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