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The Animal Hospital of West Port St. Lucie has been protecting pets in St. Lucie County from disease since 2007.   Having your pets vaccinated is a fundamental piece of your pet’s preventative healthcare plan and critical in preventing serious disease.  Keeping your pet healthy and happy and avoiding illness is our primary goal.  Good pet health requires that our pets are vaccinated against harmful diseases like rabies and distemper.  Avoiding needless illness requires continued maintenance of the necessary dog and cat vaccinations which begins when puppies and kittens are 8 weeks old.

Dogs and Cats Need Core Vaccinations

Immunizations against rabies and distemper are critical to your pet’s health and should be administered to both dogs and cats.  The vaccination against rabies is one of the vaccinations that every dog should receive on a routine basis, typically once a year.  This is known as a Core Vaccination.  Rabies is also a concern for cat owners, as the incidences in cats has amplified noticeably within the past few years.

Distemper is another disease that is preventable though vaccinations and considered mandatory.  Canine distemper is contagious and will impact your beloved dogs respiratory, nervous, digestive and gastrointestinal systems.  Routine immunization is a must.  Feline distemper is similar and thanks to vaccinations this disease is now relatively uncommon.

Core K-9 Vaccinations include:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper & Parvovirus
  • Heartworm
  • Intestinal Parasites
  • Upper Respiratory

Additional vaccinations for your dog would include:

  • Lyme Disease
  • Leptospirosis
  • Bordetella
  • H3N2 Flu Vaccinations

Core Feline Vaccinations include:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Feline Leukemia
  • FIV (Feline Aids)


Diseases that were once common and fatal are now easily avoidable.  We will speak with you about the vaccination protocol we believe is paramount for the health of your pet throughout their life.  Call us today!


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