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Preventative care is an important aspect in maintaining your pet’s health. Proper vaccination is vital in protecting them against harmful diseases.


We believe that preventative care is one of the most important aspects of maintaining your pet’s health. There are a variety of diseases that affect animals, so proper vaccination of your pet is vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses to which they are susceptible to.

Why are vaccinations important?

Vaccinations are vital to the health and protection of your pet, and serve as a preventive measure in combating viral diseases like Parvovirus, Parainfluenza virus, Distemper, Lyme Disease, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus, and Rabies.

When should my pet get vaccinated?

Vaccinations are particularly important for puppies, kittens, and other young animals that have immature immune systems. Veterinary vaccinations generally begin at 6-8 weeks of age and then boostered throughout your pet’s life depending on the vaccine. Our doctors will determine the appropriate vaccination plan for your pet.

How are vaccines administered?

Vaccines help to combat diseases by exposing the pet's immune system to inactive or small amounts of a particular form of bacteria or virus. Vaccines are administered through a subcutaneous injection (under the skin), orally, or intra-nasally, depending on the vaccine.

Vaccinations are accompanied by a consultation and examination with our veterinarians to make certain that your pet's condition is stable enough to receive them. Proper and timely administration is necessary to ensure optimal protection.

Pet Vaccinations in Dallas

Pets need vaccinations to help prevent illness and the spread of disease just like humans. According to the ASPCA, vaccinations are one of the key ways to preserve your pet’s health throughout their lifetime. During your pet’s routine wellness exams at A&B Animal Clinic, our Dallas veterinary team will make recommendations for a vaccine regimen based on your pet’s individual risk factors.

Among our recommendations for your pet will be core vaccinations. These are vaccinations which are considered universally necessary based on factors such as exposure risk, the severity of the disease, and if the disease is transmissible to humans.

Core vaccinations for dogs include:

  • Canine parvovirus

  • Canine hepatitis

  • Distemper

  • Rabies

Core vaccinations for cats include:

  • Feline calicivirus

  • Feline herpes virus type I

  • Rabies

  • Panleukopenia

Every Tuesday from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM, A&B Animal Clinic is proud to offer affordable vaccination packages for cats and dogs. This is a great way to ensure that your pet is properly protected from a variety of dangerous diseases. Our Dallas team is Fear Free Certified to make sure that the vaccination process is as quick and painless as possible.

It’s possible, but uncommon, that your pet may experience a negative reaction to a vaccine. If you know your pet has had reactions to vaccines in the past, they are not eligible to participate in our Tuesday vaccination clinics. If you notice that your pet is experiencing soreness, swelling, fever, or inflammation, let us know right away so that we can help.