Radnor Veterinary Hospital Encourages Pet Vaccinations for Wellness and Disease Prevention

WAYNE, Pa., Nov. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pets need to stay up to date on important vaccinations to retain additional protection against serious diseases, reports Radnor Veterinary Center. Ensure the health of a beloved pet with important vaccinations and immunization against rabies, distemper and bordetella for dogs and feline viral rhinotracheitis in cats. It is necessary to take pets in for necessary vaccinations and important to discuss other preventative shots for outdoor exposure and boarding. Rabies vaccinations are legally required for dogs and cats. In addition, pet owners need to take preventative measures to ensure their pet’s wellbeing and protect them from potentially deadly pet diseases and bacterial infections.

A vaccination serves as an immunity booster to safeguard a pet’s health. Trace amounts of a virus are introduced to encourage the immune system to build up immunity against common and serious animal diseases. There are a number of core vaccinations required for dogs. The law requires rabies vaccines, but other core vaccinations dogs need for boarding or daycare include distemper, parvovirus and bordetella. Cats should also receive important core vaccinations to avoid contracting feline-specific respiratory illness and immune system infections. Core cat vaccinations include rabies, feline viral rhinotracheitis, feline calcivirus and feline panleukopenia. Pets may be exposed to other risks, especially if they spend time outdoors. Other preventative shots may be recommended. Some exotic pets may also face potential risks and may benefit from preventative vaccinations. Birds need to undergo special testing prior to boarding. It is best to speak with a trusted veterinarian to determine potential risk and exposure to additional diseases or infections.

“All responsible pet owners need to be aware of the necessary and suggested vaccinations that can maintain the health of a beloved pet,” said Leonard Donato, VMD and owner. “As an experienced vet, I educate pet owners on the types of vaccinations that a pet requires depending on activity, age, law and exposure. Many deadly animal diseases and infections can be prevented with necessary core vaccinations and updates. Vaccination maintains the health and happiness of companion animals and reduces the need for potentially expensive veterinary treatment of serious diseases.”

Leonard Donato, VMD and owner at Radnor Veterinary Hospital, serves pets and their owners in Wayne, Bala Cynwyd, Plymouth Meeting and Paoli. Their staff offers the highest level of veterinary care to area pets and offers preventative, medical and surgical veterinary services. Veterinarians at Radnor Veterinary Hospital offer compassionate services including comprehensive wellness exams, vaccinations, dental care, laser therapy, digital radiography, dental radiography, orthopedic and endoscopic surgery, emergency care, dog licensing and prescription diets. An in-house laboratory, daycare and boarding assist pet owners and their pets. Veterinary services are available six days a week.

Call (610) 687-1550 to learn more about vaccinations, schedule an appointment for vaccination or visit http://radnorvet.com/.


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