Home Features Pet Care: VACCINATION SCHEDULES FOR DOGS AND CATS
Last week, within the context of presenting the protocols/schedules associated with the delivery of vaccinations to dogs and cats, documentation was made about the compulsory prerequisites which accompany the actual, physical injection of the respective vaccines.
Today (below) we are presenting the proposed schedules which, over the years, have proven to be the most efficient way of inoculating our canine and feline wards.
Please understand that when we write about “Polyvalent Vaccine”, we mean that the injection given to the animal offers protection against the diseases listed on the vials containing the vaccine.
You will notice that your veterinarian will pull up from one vial a liquid and inject the same into a second vial containing a solid. Having combined and the shaken the contents in the second vial, the vet will pull up the mixture which is then ready to be injected subcutaneously (under the skin) into the animal. The animal’s immunity against the stated diseases will begin to kick-in within one week of it being vaccinated.
Also, if the animal has already contracted the disease, but is not exhibiting the specific disease symptoms described in previous Pet Care columns, the expected immunity from the vaccine will not occur, and the vaccination may even precipitate the onset and severity of the disease.