Dog Vaccinations Cookeville Tn Circle

Vaccinations for Dogs, Cats, and Exotic Pets

Vaccinations are an integral aspect of your pet’s ongoing care. Our Best Friends Veterinary Hospitals in Cookeville and Crossville, TN offer a wide variety of vaccines to protect your dog, cat, (or exotic pet - Cookeville) from harmful diseases and help them live a longer life. Vaccinating your pet is highly beneficial to their health and longevity, but it also benefits the greater community by reducing the spread (and thus, the threat) of viruses. When you bring in your pet for their vaccinations, we will evaluate their health history, discuss their current lifestyle, and consider their potential future needs to craft a tailored vaccination plan just for them.
Your pet might be due for their boosters. Request an appointment with us today to keep them protected!

Why It's Important to Vaccinate Your Dog or Cat

There are several key reasons to vaccinate your pet. Cat and dog vaccines protect individual pets by granting them a higher level of immunity to various illnesses. Additionally, vaccinations provide vital protection for not only your dog or cat, but you and your human family, as well. Certain diseases can be passed from pets to people, such as rabies and lepto disease. When your pet is vaccinated, they have a higher immunity to these diseases, and this can help to prevent the spread of these same diseases to other pets and people.

Furthermore, it is much more cost effective to have your pet vaccinated and protected, rather than having them get sick and require expensive treatment to help them get well again. Vaccines can save your pet from debilitating illness and prevent exorbitant treatment costs.

Cat Vaccinationsl Cookeville Tn Circle

Vaccines We Recommend for Your Pet

Dogs, cats, and exotic small mammals all have specific vaccines they require for their protection. Below are all the vaccines we recommend for the different species we treat.

Cat Vaccines

  • Rabies 1yr and 3yr
  • Feline rhinotracheitis (feline herpes), calicivirus and panleukopenia virus
  • Feline leukemia vaccine

Dog Vaccines

  • Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo and Parainfluenza (combined in a vaccine)
  • Rabies 1yr and 3yr
  • Bordetella
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme
  • Canine flu

Exotic Pet Vaccines
(foxes, racoons, ferrets)

  • Rabies
  • Distemper

Why Routine Vaccine Boosters are Important

Vaccinations are not permanent; eventually, the immunity they give your pet will begin to fade. Boosters are key to maintaining strong immunity and keeping disease threats to a minimum. At Best Friends Veterinary Hospital, we take every pet’s unique needs into consideration before recommending and administering vaccines. For dogs especially, there are additional, lifestyle-based vaccines we can provide depending on their risk level. Tailoring your pet’s vaccines so they only receive what they need prevents over-vaccination and further reduces the rare possibility of a vaccine reaction.