Vaccines are just as critical to the health of dogs, cats, and horses as they are to the health of humans. Animals can carry and spread diseases just as surely as we can, so routine vaccinations are a must. At Southcentral Veterinary Services, we want to keep our Bowling Green community as healthy as possible. To effectively curb the spread of rabies, distemper, and other viruses, we offer cat and dog vaccinations for your pets, and essential vaccines for horses and cattle that are specific to their needs.
Cat and Dog Vaccines
Our hospital uses Nobivac vaccines for dogs and cats. These vaccines are some of the safest and most effective vaccines available, and are designed to further minimize vaccine reaction risks. Furthermore, your pet may not need all of the vaccines listed below. Some we recommend solely based on risk. Give us a call at (270) 282-2564 with any questions you might have.
- Bordetella intranasal/oral
- Canine influenza – Given by request/based on risk
- Lyme – Given by request/based on risk
- Feline 1-HCPCh*
- FeLV - Given biannually
*Feline 1-HCPCh is a core vaccine that protects cats against Feline Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopenia, Calicivirus, and Chlamydophila.
Can Animals be Over-Vaccinated?
Pets, like humans, can have reactions to their vaccines, though these reactions are typically minor and infrequent. It’s normal for some pets to be a little drowsy after their vaccinations, especially if they’re young. Mild soreness at the injection site can also occur. Fortunately, these reactions usually resolve within a day or two. If you do notice any changes in your pet after they’ve been vaccinated, don’t hesitate to call our hospital at (270) 282-2564 so we can make absolutely sure they’re safe.
It is exceedingly rare for pets to have severe allergic reactions to their vaccines. Our vaccine protocols dictate that pets be vaccinated on a specific schedule to reduce their risk of side effects while also ensuring the highest level of protection. At the end of the day, our main goal is to keep your pet healthy and help you make the best decisions for their well-being.
Cattle and Horse Vaccines
To keep your large animals hardy and healthy, we offer these vaccines:
- Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus
- Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis
- Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus
- Parainfluenza 3
- Eastern/Western/Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis
- West Nile
- Herpes Virus 1 and 4
- Streptococcus equi (Strangles)