Pet Vaccinations in Southwest Houston

Preventive health measures are the best way to help your beloved pet live many happy, healthy years by your side. At Rollin' Vets, we understand the importance of protecting your pet's health from common diseases and illnesses, which is why we proudly offer vaccines for pets in Southwest Houston.

Our mobile vet clinic can come to a location near you to vaccinate your pet with convenience and comfort in mind. Whether you have a puppy, kitten, or older pet, our knowledgeable team is highly qualified to help you understand which vaccines your pet needs and why. We're passionate about treating your pets with the same love and care you give them and are excited to become your trusted veterinary partner. Call us to schedule your appointment today!


3 Reasons to Vaccinate Your Pet

Vaccines work by stimulating your pet's immune system to produce antibodies so that if your pet is exposed to the disease, their body can recognize it and fight off illness. Vaccines for pets are a safe and effective way to prevent disease and an important part of responsible pet ownership. Some of the reasons to vaccinate your pet include:

  1. Protecting your pet from contagious diseases and reducing their severity, if not preventing them altogether. Vaccines also help keep your pet safe if you board, groom, or travel with them.
  2. Saving money because it is cheaper to vaccinate, and there are fewer complications when compared to contracting the disease. This means less stress and fewer costly vet bills.
  3. Improving public health by helping prevent the spread of diseases which can pass between animals and humans. Vaccinating your pet also protects other animals and pets.

When Do My Pets Need Vaccines?

When you visit our practice, typically for a wellness exam, we'll discuss which vaccinations your pet needs and why. During your appointment, we can vaccinate your pet and set up a vaccine schedule appropriate for your pet's medical history, environment, and lifestyle. If you plan on traveling with, boarding, or grooming your pet, we are also happy to provide health certificates showing they are current on their vaccines.

One of the most important factors for determining when and how often your pet needs a vaccine is their age. For example, young puppies and kittens usually receive antibodies from their mother's milk. However, once they are weaned off, their immune system is still developing, so they'll typically need multiple vaccines 3-4 weeks apart until they are around 16 weeks old. Adult cats and dogs are generally given vaccines yearly or every three years, depending on the vaccine and your pet's risk level.

Dog Vaccinations

We recommend a variety of vaccines for dogs to help them live a healthy and comfortable life. We recommend some pet vaccines, called core vaccines, for all dogs due to how common, contagious, or severe the diseases are. Some of these core vaccines include:

  • Rabies: The rabies vaccine is required by law, as it is deadly to pets and people and can be transmitted by bites from an infected animal.
  • Canine Parvovirus: Also called parvo, this highly contagious disease is particularly deadly to puppies and can cause severe illness at any age. It is transmitted via direct or indirect contact with an infected animal's feces, which means that your pet can contract the disease just by walking through an area where an infected animal has been.
  • Distemper: This airborne virus can cause various health problems, including permanent brain damage.
  • Canine Hepatitis: Puppies and adolescent dogs are particularly susceptible to severe illness from this disease. Mild cases can cause respiratory issues, decreased appetite, and lethargy, while severe cases can be fatal.

Cat Vaccinations

Depending on your cat's age and lifestyle, such as if they regularly go outside, we may recommend a variety of vaccines. Core vaccines are essential to keeping your pet healthy by preventing particularly contagious or harmful illnesses. Some of these core vaccines for cats include:

  • Rabies: Cats are also legally required to be vaccinated for rabies. Even if your cat spends all their time indoors, this vaccine protects them if they escape or if an infected animal, such as wildlife, enters your home.
  • Panleukopenia (Feline Distemper): Your cat can contract this disease through direct or indirect contact with an infected cat, such as through food bowls, litterboxes, or toys. While feline distemper may not be deadly for the average cat, it can weaken the immune system, leading to secondary infections or illnesses. It can also cause sudden death in kittens with no prior symptoms.
  • Feline Calicivirus: This very contagious upper respiratory illness can cause joint pain, oral ulcerations, fever, and rapid weight loss.
  • Feline Herpesvirus: Also known as feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), this is a contagious upper respiratory condition that may or may not show symptoms. Once your cat contracts it, they continue to be a virus carrier, potentially having future flare-ups and spreading the disease to other cats.

Reliable Vaccines for Pets in Southwest Houston

Rollin' Vets is passionate about protecting pets from preventable diseases and illnesses with our vaccines for pets in Southwest Houston. We want to support your pet's well-being and help them enjoy a long, comfortable life by your side. You can trust that we will treat your pet with the compassion and respect they deserve, creating a positive experience with every visit. Our mobile vet clinic allows us to conveniently come to your home, meaning your pet can get vaccinations in a comfortable and familiar space. Schedule your pet's vaccination appointment by contacting our practice today!