Veterinary Services

Pet Vaccine Visits

 At Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic in Fremont, CA, our comprehensive pet vaccination services are designed to safeguard your furry companion from a spectrum of illnesses and promote their overall well-being.

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The Importance of
Pet Vaccinations

Vaccinating your pet is a cost-effective and essential measure to protect their health. Beyond preventing life-threatening diseases, vaccinations are crucial in curbing the spread of illnesses from wildlife and mitigating potential zoonotic transmission to humans. Early vaccination is particularly vital as it bolsters your pet’s developing immune system, establishing a foundation for a healthy life.

Benefits of Pet Vaccinations at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic

  • Disease Prevention: Vaccinations are a powerful shield against a spectrum of diseases, preventing infections that can lead to severe health complications.
  • Community Health: By vaccinating your pet, you contribute to community health by reducing the risk of disease transmission to other animals and, in some cases, to humans.
  • Long-Term Cost Savings: Investing in preventive care through vaccinations can save you money in the long run by avoiding costly treatments for preventable illnesses.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing your pet is protected against potential health threats provides peace of mind for you as a pet owner.

When is the Right Time for Pet Vaccinations?

The timing of vaccinations is crucial for ensuring maximum effectiveness. Our veterinarians recommend starting vaccinations when your pet is as young as 8 weeks old and adhering to a schedule that aligns with their developmental stages.

Core and Optional Vaccinations

Tailoring Protection to Your Pet

Our veterinary experts at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic recognize that every pet is unique. We offer a range of core vaccinations for dogs and cats, including:

  • Dogs: DAPP (DAP, DA2P, DHPP)
  • Cats: FVRCP
  • Dogs and Cats: Rabies

These core vaccinations are essential for all pets, regardless of their lifestyle. While vaccinations are a lifelong requirement, the vaccination schedule varies based on your pet’s age:

  • Puppies and Kittens (8-16 weeks): Vaccinate every 3-4 weeks with the core vaccine.
  • 12-16 weeks: Administer a rabies vaccine.
  • One year from the last vaccination: Receive a booster for both core and rabies vaccines.
  • Every 1-3 years afterward: Continue with booster shots.

For pets of any age, our veterinarians recommend additional lifestyle vaccines based on individual factors such as overall health, lifestyle, and potential risks. This personalized approach ensures your pet receives the most appropriate protection tailored to their unique needs.