Veterinary Services

Veterinary Services

Pet Vaccination

We prioritize preventive care to keep your beloved pets healthy and happy. Our comprehensive pet vaccination in Plano, TX, at Russell Creek Pet Clinic & Hospital, is designed to protect dogs and cats against contagious diseases, ensuring their well-being for years.

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Why Vaccinate Your Pet?

Vaccinations are a crucial aspect of responsible pet ownership. By stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies against specific diseases, vaccines help prevent infections and reduce the severity of illness if exposure occurs. Vaccinating your pet protects their health and contributes to the overall health of the pet community by reducing the spread of contagious diseases.

Benefits of Pet Vaccination

Disease Prevention

Vaccinations help protect pets from various contagious and potentially life-threatening diseases, including rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and feline leukemia.

Public Health

Vaccinating pets helps prevent zoonotic diseases and infections transmitted between animals and humans. By vaccinating pets against diseases like rabies, we can help safeguard public health and prevent the spread of disease to humans.

Cost Savings

Investing in preventive vaccinations can help pet owners avoid the expense of treating preventable illnesses. By preventing diseases through vaccination, pet owners can save money on veterinary bills and avoid the emotional stress of caring for a sick pet.

Dog Vaccinations

Core Vaccines for Dogs

  • Rabies: As required by law in many states, including Texas, rabies vaccination is essential for protecting dogs against this deadly viral disease.
  • Distemper: Distemper is a highly contagious viral disease affecting multiple organ systems in dogs.
  • Parvovirus: Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that can cause severe gastrointestinal illness in dogs, particularly puppies.

Additional Vaccines for Dogs:

  • Bordetella: Also known as kennel cough, bordetella is a respiratory infection commonly seen in dogs in boarding facilities, dog parks, or other communal settings.
  • Leptospirosis: Vaccination is recommended for dogs at risk of exposure to contaminated water sources or wildlife.

Cat Vaccinations

Core Vaccines for Cats:

  • Rabies: Like dogs, cats are also susceptible to rabies and require vaccination against this deadly virus.
  • Feline Distemper (FVRCP): The FVRCP vaccine protects cats against three common and potentially fatal viruses: feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia (feline distemper).

Additional Vaccines for Cats

  • Feline Leukemia (FeLV): FeLV is a contagious virus that can cause severe illness and is often fatal. Vaccination is recommended for cats at risk of exposure to outdoor environments or other cats with unknown FeLV status.

Vaccine Clinic Services

At Russell Creek Pet Clinic & Hospital, we offer convenient vaccine clinic services to make it easy for pet owners to keep their pets up to date on essential vaccinations. Our experienced veterinary team will work with you to develop a personalized vaccination schedule tailored to your pet’s age, lifestyle, and risk factors.