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At Black Mountain Pet Clinic in San Diego, we're committed to offering affordable, comprehensive, and compassionate veterinary medicine for all your animal companions. Our services include vaccinations and preventative medicine.
We respect and honor your right as a pet owner to make important decisions about your animal companion's health. That said, and although not all vaccinations are mandated by law, we strongly recommend that you get your kitten vaccinated against several major diseases. Here's why:
Cats, dogs, and other animals who have been properly vaccinated have far better chances of living long and healthy lives.
Vaccines are a kitten's best protection against diseases which can be potentially life-threatening--and quite expensive to treat.
Vaccines also promote animal wellness overall, as they help prevent the spread of disease across communities at large.
Humans can even contract certain illnesses from unvaccinated animals, which further highlights the importance of pet vaccinations.
It's important to initiate a vaccination and preventative medicine schedule for your kitten as directed by your veterinarian. Like human infants, young kittens have still-developing immune systems which may place them at risk for contracting illness and disease if they do not receive proper and timely vaccines.
At Black Mountain Pet Clinic, we offer a comprehensive array of low-cost kitten shots in Rancho Penasquitos that will help keep your feline friend happy and healthy. We use the guidelines offered by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), which suggest that six- to eight-week-old kittens should receive several important vaccines in the first one to two years of life, complete with booster shots, and less frequently beyond that.
A common regime for your kitten will include "core" vaccinations for diseases including:
Rabies (this vaccination is required by law in most states)
Feline Distemper (panleukopenia)
Rhinotracheitis (feline herpes virus)
May be provided depending on your cat's breed, lifestyle, age, and relative risk. These may include vaccinations for diseases including feline AIDS, leukemia, infectious peritonitis, and bordetella (kennel cough). Be sure to discuss with your veterinarian any questions you have about vaccinations that are recommended for your cat, as well as any special precautions that should be considered, including signs of adverse reactions to a vaccine (for which the risk is extremely low).
If you've recently welcomed a new feline companion into your home, congratulations are in order! We know you want to keep your cat as healthy as possible. That's why the veterinary staff here at Black Mountain Pet Clinic is proud to be your premier facility for kitten shots in San Diego. To schedule a pet wellness exam or to learn more about kitten vaccination schedules, call your Rancho Penasquitos veterinarian team today.