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Pet Vaccinations FAQs

Keeping your pet in the best possible health begins from the moment you bring it home. Pet vaccinations are an essential part of wellness care for your pets. Vaccination schedules are different depending on what type of pet you have. Our veterinarians at TLC Animal Hospital in El Paso operate a full-service animal hospital that provides vaccinations to the local pet community. Many pet owners have questions about vaccinations and when and why their pets need them. We have gathered some of the most common questions that we run into regarding pet vaccinations.

What are pet vaccines?

A pet vaccine is a way to trigger your pet's immune system to fight off a specific disease. The vaccine causes the creation of antibodies. Many vaccines offer protections that do not last forever and you need to make sure your pet gets its vaccinations updated on a schedule provided by one of our veterinarians.

How important are vaccinations?

Your pet's health is in your hands and vaccinations can protect it from some of the most deadly pet diseases. These diseases can make your pet very sick and it could even die. Many of these diseases are also highly contagious and they can spread to your other pets as well. The introduction of vaccines in the last century has saved millions of pet lives.

How often do pets need to get vaccinated?

Different vaccinations have different schedules of booster shots. Usually, it is between one and three years. When you bring your pet in for its yearly wellness exam, our veterinarian will discuss with you which vaccines your pet is due to receive.

What are the core vaccines?

Core vaccines are those that are highly recommended by veterinary professionals for most dogs and cats.

Dogs:

  • Rabies
  • Canine Hepatitis
  • Distemper
  • Parvovirus

Cats:

  • Panleukopenia (feline distemper)
  • Feline calicivirus
  • Feline herpesvirus type I (rhinotracheitis)
  • Rabies

What are lifestyle vaccines?

Some vaccines are right for some pets but are not recommended for all pets. If your pet boards at a kennel, is going to doggy daycare or a dog park, they need a Bordetella vaccine. Talk to our veterinarians about any other non-core vaccines they may recommend.

Are any vaccinations required in Texas?

The state of Texas requires that both cats and dogs be vaccinated against rabies by the age of four months.

Pet Vaccinations in El Paso, TX

If you are looking for a full-service animal hospital, our team at TLC Animal Hospital in El Paso is taking appointments. If your pet needs to be set up on a vaccination schedule or just needs a check-up, call us today at 915-592-6200 to schedule an appointment.

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Monday

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Tuesday

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Friday

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Thursday
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