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Effective Pet Vaccinations in St Paul, MN

Protect your pet from harm and prevent them from getting dangerous illnesses with the help of Highland Animal Hospital. At our clinic, we offer several pet vaccinations in St. Paul, MN, that are proven to prevent dangerous illnesses which could shorten the life of your furry family member. 

The vaccination treatments we offer are effective at preventing many of the harmful diseases that pets are most vulnerable to. We focus on providing immunizations for infections that are common to Minnesota and offer special treatments when you need to cover a broader area. Our veterinarian will work with you to develop a vaccination schedule and will explain each shot your pet needs and why they are essential.

General Vaccine Information

Both kittens and puppies need yearly vaccines starting at 6-8 weeks old with some treatments requiring multiple shots. If your pet has never received an animal vaccination, it is imperative that you bring them to our clinic right away, especially if they are older than 16 weeks. This way, you know that your puppy or kitten is safe from the risks of common diseases such as rabies and Lyme disease. 

At our clinic, we understand that cats and dogs need different treatment plans and offer immunizations to cover both. For puppies they typically need shots for:

Distemper | Measles | Parainfluenza | Bordetella | DHPP | Coronavirus | Leptospirosis | Lyme Disease | Rabies | Giardia

While kittens typically need fewer shots than a puppy, our vet team will still ensure they receive the right shots. Some common pet immunizations your cat will need include:

FVRCP | FELV | Rabies | FeLv/FIV

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Immunizing Your Four-Legged Family Members

Most vaccines typically work by tricking your pet’s body into thinking it has the virus we are treating against. This causes their immune system to build up a natural resistance to the disease, preventing the real infection from taking hold. By taking a proactive approach to preventing the spread of illness to your pet, you will greatly increase the chance that they will live a long and healthy life with your family. Additionally, certain diseases, such as rabies, can spread between animals and pets, giving an even greater reason to seek pet vaccinations.

Are Yearly Vaccines Safe?

While there has been a lot of press lately about the dangers of vaccines, the benefits of immunizing your pet still far outweigh the risks.  The majority of cats and dogs will respond normally to the vaccine, with adverse reactions being extremely rare. Additionally, the vaccines we use have been thoroughly tested by multiple organizations and are safe for use in both humans and animals. This is why immunizing your pet is still one of the best ways to significantly extend their lifespan while greatly improving their quality of life.

Contact us to learn more about vaccinating your pets. We proudly serve St. Paul, MN, and the surrounding areas.