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Pet Vaccines in Westland, Livonia and Belleville

Why are Vaccines Necessary?

Pet vaccinations are important to ensure your animal’s health and protect them from certain diseases such as distemper, hepatitis and rabies. But these vaccines also help protect you as a pet owner. Some of these diseases can be transferred to humans. That’s why it’s extremely important to keep your pet vaccinated. It’s good for them, and it’s good for you.

Which Vaccines Does My Pet Need?

The type of vaccines required for your pet is determined by a number of factors including age, overall health and lifestyle and their risk of exposure to dangerous diseases. We make sure to look at each of these areas individually.



The age of your pet is especially important when administering vaccines. Some vaccines are required as a puppy or kitten and not as an adult, while others are recommended at an older age but not during puppy or kitten hood.


The overall health of your pet is also an important factor to consider. We never administer vaccines to a sick animal if it could potentially cause harm. Instead, we’ll get your pet healthy again and readdress vaccines at a later time.


The lifestyle of your pet is another important thing to consider. Is your pet an indoor or outdoor pet? Do they have consistent access to woodland areas? Do they come into contact with other animals? All of these things can create more risks and should be considered.

Exposure Risk

Exposure risk goes hand-in-hand with examining your pet’s lifestyle. Different lifestyles produce different risks of exposure to various diseases and parasites. We examine these things and provide the care that best fits your pet’s needs.

Prior Vaccines

We make sure to take a look at your pet’s prior vaccinations before administering anything else. This helps us understand what your pet is already protected from and what areas may need to be addressed more fully.

Responsible Care

At Healthy Paws Veterinary Hospital & House Calls, we strive to provide responsible care. This means that we provide top-quality service only after doing the responsible thing and examining all factors of your pet’s health. That’s why we require a physical examination of your cat or dog’s health before any administration of vaccines. It’s not unreasonable, it’s responsible.

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Join our efforts in the responsible care of pets and call Healthy Paws Veterinary Hospital & House Calls today.