Vets Explain Dog Shots (Vaccinations)

How Dog Vaccine Shots Work -

Dog vaccines, or dog shots, work by activating your dog’s immune system – getting it “prepared” to fight diseases to which they may be exposed at some point in the future. Vaccine shots trigger your dog’s antibodies, which are special cells that will jump into action and destroy bacteria or viruses that cause disease when they enter the dog’s body.

The optimal time to start a dog’s vaccinations is when they are 7 to 8 weeks old. The first set of shots is given in a series followed by semi-annual, annual, or triennial booster shots.

What Vaccination Shots Should My Dog Get?

Our experienced veterinarian’s will consider your dog’s age, overall health, degree of contact with other pets & wildlife, and risk of exposure to diseases. Then we will customize an immunization program specifically designed for your dog, to ensure maximum protection from illness &n disease throughout their lifetime.

hermosa beach dog shots vaccinationsDog Vaccines ( Shots )

    • Distemper Vaccine
    • Parvovirus Vaccine
    • Corona Vaccine
    • Adeno Vaccine
    • Parainfluenza Vaccine
    • Bordetella Vaccine
    • Rabies Vaccine

Additional vaccinations may need to be given to dogs traveling outside of the Los Angeles area, where they may come in contact with different disease risks.

What Are the Risks of Vaccinating My Dog?

Most dogs typically respond very well to vaccinations. The most common reactions to canine immunizations are mild and short-term – and may include slight lethargy or suppressed appetite usually lasting only a day or less. More serious reactions to vaccines are very rare. And while any type of medicine has its risks, the risk should be weighed against the great benefit of safeguarding your beloved Best Friend from a wide variety of serious – and even fatal – illnesses.

Diseases That Dog Shots Prevent

  • Rabies
  • Canine Influenza
  • Lyme Disease
  • Kennel Cough (Bordetellosis)
  • Parvo (Canine Parvovirus)
  • Distemper
  • Leptospirosis
  • Adenovirus-2
  • Parainfluenza
  • Enteric Coronavirus

How Dog Vaccine Shots Save You Money

Vaccinating your dog not only keeps them healthy and happy – it can also help you avoid costly bills in the future. The affordable cost of keeping your dog’s shots current is always going to be much less than expensive treatments, medications & hospitalizations that will be needed if they become seriously ill because they were not vaccinated!

Affordable Dog Vaccination Shots

Our skilled and compassionate veterinarians have vaccinated thousands of dogs in the greater South Bay area, including Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne, El Segundo and the surrounding area. We treat every dog and cat like they are our own.

And we are committed to keeping our vaccination rates affordable – while offering state-of-the-art medical vaccination technology – to ensure that your dog lives a long, healthy & joyful life.

Call our veterinarians today to schedule your dog’s shots: 310-536-9654

Caring, affordable veterinarians serving the South Bay Area, including:
Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne, El Segundo, Gardena & Torrance.

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