Dog (Canine) & Cat (Feline) VaccinationsVaccines are products designed to trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare themto fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines can lessen the severity of futurediseases and certain vaccines can prevent infection altogether. Today, a variety of vaccines areavailable for use by veterinarians. DPC Veterinary Hospital provides a wide variety ofvaccination packages for both kittens and puppies, as well as, adult dogs and cats.It is important to begin vaccinating your pet at an early age. Puppy and kitten vaccinations aregiven to protect your pet from life threatening diseases. When the veterinarian injects your puppywith a vaccine, it "teaches" the puppys immune system what a disease organism looks like. Yourpuppys system will form anti-bodies to that.If you have recently acquired a new puppy or kitten it is important to call and set up anappointment for vaccinations with our Fort Lauderdale area office as soon as possible! Your newloved ones health is important to us!Kitten & Puppy PackagesIn addition to puppy packages and kitten packages, DPC also offers adult vaccinationpackages geared towards keeping your pet in optimum health. Your pet will receive an annualphysical examination where the doctor will check the mouth, look in the ears, listen to the heartand lungs, and check for intestinal parasites. Any dietary issues will be addressed and yourdoctor will give you their recommendations should he think any changes to your pets currenthabits are needed.Annual vaccinations for your cat should include Rabies, Feline Distemper, and Leukemia. It isespecially important for any pet who goes outdoors to be routinely tested for Feline AIDS andLeukemia.Annual vaccinations for your dog should include Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and Bordetella(Kennel Cough) vaccines; as well as an annual blood test to screen for heartworm. A fecalexamination will also rule out intestinal parasites.To schedule an appointment for vaccinations call our Fort Lauderdale office today!