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The importance of pet vaccinations in Costa Mesa

importance of pet vaccinations Dr. Rand Spongberg, BSc, BVMS

Pet vaccination is very important for Costa Mesa area animals. The team of All Creatures Care Cottage encourages pet owners to learn about the essential vaccinations that can extend their pet’s lifespan.

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Types of vaccinations for dogs and cats:

  • Rabies
  • Parvo
  • Hepatitis
  • Distemper
  • Adenovirus
  • Kennel cough
  • Leptospirosis
  • Feline leukemia
  • Calici
  • Herpes

What Vaccinations Does My Pet Need?

At All Creatures Care Cottage, our professionals work closely with pet owners to determine which vaccinations are required for optimum health. While some vaccines are considered essential, or “core” vaccinations for diseases that are a high risk for pets, others may be recommended based on specific environmental or lifestyle concerns. These are known as “non-core” vaccinations. By determining which ones are necessary for your pet, you can give them the benefit of good overall health and wellness for many years to come!

When Will My Pet Need Vaccinations?

Some vaccinations may be administered while pets are in our office for an annual examination. Others may be on a different schedule, including those for puppies and kittens. Usually their vaccinations start around the time they are between eight to ten weeks old and require boosters every few weeks until they develop immunity and are protected against those diseases. Following that, most vaccinations are administered yearly. There are a few vaccinations that will not need to be done again for up to three years. It is essential that pet owners work with their veterinarian to develop a vaccination schedule for their loved ones to ensure coverage against preventable diseases.

If you are interested in scheduling your pet for vaccinations, contact our practice at (949) 430-7576 today to make an appointment. Our staff is always accepting new pets into our practice for proper care and attention for all their medical needs.

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Dr. Rand Spongberg, BSc, BVMS

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A graduate from the University of California, Irvine, and Murdoch University, Dr. Rand Spongberg brings with him a plethora of skills and expertise. He is a very well established veterinarian who has a passion for animal welfare and is a firm believer in taking care of both the pet and its owner.

Dr. Spongberg prioritizes his relationships with the owners of the pets that are brought to him for help as maintaining a bond of trust and respect allows for him to better diagnose, treat and help the animals that come to him. Quality of work has always been a part of his repertoire and giving animals the best possible care whilst under his control is something Dr. Spongberg is happy to be responsible for.

In addition to being a service oriented person with a genuine compassion for animals, Dr. Spongberg maintains active memberships at the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and is the proud new owner of All Creatures Care Cottage Veterinary Hospital.