Lake Pine Animal Hospital - Protecting Your Pet from Respiratory Diseases

Your Pet’s Health is Our Priority

As a cherished member of your family, your pet's health and safety are paramount. One of the simplest and most effective ways to protect your furry friend from various diseases is through timely and appropriate vaccinations. At Lake Pine Animal Hospital, we emphasize the importance of "lifestyle vaccines" - vaccinations that are not legally mandated but are highly recommended based on your pet's daily activities and exposure risks.

Key Vaccinations for Respiratory Disease Prevention

Bordetella (Kennel Cough):

  • Causes a highly contagious respiratory illness.
  • Recommended for pets frequenting boarding facilities, doggie daycares, or dog parks.
  • Transmission occurs through aerosolized particles from barking or coughing.
  • Vaccination can be administered intranasally, orally, or subcutaneously, with the intranasal vaccine recommended for its direct action on the upper respiratory tract.

Canine Parainfluenza:

  • A respiratory virus contributing to kennel cough.
  • Common in environments where dogs are in close contact, like daycare or dog shows.
  • Transmitted through direct contact and sharing of bowls or bedding.
  • Annual vaccination is advised due to the virus's tendency to mutate.

Canine Influenza (CIV):

It is a severe, highly transmissible illness, especially dangerous for elderly dogs or those with preexisting conditions.
Symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, coughing, and nasal discharge, potentially escalating to pneumonia.
Typically spread in confined spaces like shelters or kennels.
Vaccination is recommended based on your dog’s lifestyle and exposure risk.

Innovative Internasal Vaccines

We are proud to be one of the few clinics in the area to offer internasal vaccines for both Bordetella and Parainfluenza. These vaccines target the upper respiratory tree directly, offering a state-of-the-art alternative to traditional shots and initiating a rapid immune response in the most affected areas.

Prevention: The Key to Your Pet’s Health

Preventive care, including vaccinations, is your best strategy for maintaining your pet’s health and ensuring peace of mind. Our experienced veterinarians at Lake Pine Animal Hospital are ready to discuss the best vaccination plan for your pet based on their individual lifestyle and risk factors.

Lake Pine Animal Hospital - Committed to the health and happiness of your pets.

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