Oxford Animal Hospital in Oxford, FL, is the top veterinarian in The Villages area, providing state-of-the-art veterinary care and specializing in pet vaccinations for young and older animals. We offer pet wellness plans, tick and flea prevention, and treat all types of injuries, diseases, and sickness.
Pet Vaccinations Explained
Pet vaccinations are categorized as nonliving or modified live vaccines. If the organisms used to create the vaccine are dead, the vaccine is nonliving. If the microorganisms are alive but altered to be harmless to your pet, the vaccine is the modified live version.
It has been tested and proven that modified live vaccines provide the best protection against disease and illness, because they push your pet’s immune system to develop stronger immunity to the organisms. Since the microorganisms are altered, they target the immune system, but cannot overwhelm it. The following are the available vaccinations:
Canine Distemper Complex Vaccine (DHLP)
The Canine Distemper Complex vaccine is a 3-year vaccine protecting dogs from the dangerous canine distemper virus, infectious canine hepatitis, leptospirosis, and canine parainfluenza.
According to a scientific dosage schedule, the parvovirus vaccine is given to puppies and older dogs. It protects dogs from the potentially fatal canine parvovirus.
Coronavirus Vaccine (CCoV)
The coronavirus vaccine is typically included with the DHLP injection. This virus type is not related to the coronavirus type that causes COVID-19. Rather, this vaccine protects dogs against illness from living in packs or close quarters like a kennel or shelter.
Lyme Disease Vaccine
The Lyme Disease vaccine is also administered to puppies and older dogs on a scientific dosage schedule. This vaccine protects dogs from Lyme Disease contracted through tick bites.
This vaccine is administered to dogs annually, protecting against bordetella bronchiseptica. It is an upper respiratory bacterial infection that produces “Kennel Cough,” passed on from dog to dog.
The rattlesnake vaccine is administered to dogs at least 30 days before potential rattlesnake exposure. It does not stop the poison but may lessen the potency long enough for veterinarian care.
Feline Distemper Complex Vaccine (FVRCPC)
The Feline Distemper Complex vaccine is administered to cats yearly to protect against feline panleukopenia, feline viral rhinotracheitis, and feline calicivirus.
Feline Leukemia Vaccine (FeLV)
The Feline Leukemia vaccine is administered to cats at the beginning of life and every three years. It protects against the incurable feline leukemia virus.
The Rabies vaccine is generally given to cats and dogs every three years. It protects against the rabies virus that spreads through saliva. This vaccination is required by law in all U.S. states.
Schedule Your Pet’s Appointment at Oxford Animal Hospital
Oxford Animal Hospital in Oxford, FL, is your one-stop shop for veterinary services, care, and professional pet products. Whether you have a new pet needing vaccinations or a pet needing boosters, we offer only the finest veterinarian care in the Villages region. Contact our animal hospital at (352) 461-1346 or use our online appointment request form today.