Vaccinations: For the health of your pet, household, and our communities

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Vaccinations are one of the best things you can do for your pet – and for the health and happiness of your entire household!

Preventing disease; protecting your pet's health

At Bloomfield Animal Hospital in Lakewood, California, vaccines are a vital part of any dog or cat wellness program. Dr. Jose Arambulo can easily integrate this service into regular "well pet" appointments.

By definition, vaccines are biological preparations. They are used to "train" your pet's immune system to identify and fend off certain disease-causing substances, invaders, or pathogens. They can do this by triggering the process of antibody production. Beneficial antibodies seek out and destroy these dangerous invaders before they can wreak havoc on the body by causing disease. In turn, vaccines help to support sustained health by both preventing disease from occurring in the first place and by easing the symptoms and severity of diseases that may arise.

Additionally, vaccines as a vital preventive service are:
  • A cost-effective and non-invasive alternative to treat the damage caused by illnesses, acting reactively rather than preventively
  • An effective way to support public health by protecting against serious and even potentially deadly zoonotic diseases passed from animals to people
  • Essential to stop the spread of contagious diseases passed from animals of the same species or from wildlife in our communities
  • Aid in keeping everything from our pet boarding and daycare facilities safe and healthy to ensuring the safety and health of all members of our communities -- those on two and four legs (in fact, numerous state and municipal regulations govern that household pets be vaccinated against certain diseases for this reason!)

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Getting your pet into a healthy routine

During visits to your friendly veterinary practice, we recommend certain vaccines at specified intervals. Vaccines are generally classified as "core" and "non-core." The former category refers to vaccines that are advised for our canine and feline friends unless it is medically advised not to vaccinate at a given time or phase of the pet's life. The latter category refers to vaccines recommended for your pets based explicitly on their personal "risk exposures." Risks may be specific to factors such as their lifestyle and location, where you spend most of your time living, working, and playing.

Initially, puppies and kittens will get a series of vaccinations spaced two to four weeks apart. This final vaccination in the series is typically administered at about the fourth month of life. Here again, the "timing" will be based on your pet's unique circumstances and needs. After providing this series of vaccinations to get your puppy or kitten off to the best possible start, vaccines are generally administered once a year. Some vaccines are given more frequently to maintain sustained protection against a specific disease or potential health threat to your pet.

Let's get your puppy or kitten off on the right paw or get your adult dog or cat back on a healthy track. Call Bloomfield Animal Hospital in Lakewood, CA, at (562) 383-7788 with questions and to schedule your pet's visit.
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Bloomfield Animal Hospital is a trusted name in pets’ preventive, medical, surgical, and emergency care in Lakewood, CA. With a 30-year history as a family-owned pet clinic, it’s reputed for providing modern services in a warm, friendly environment. It’s one of the few veterinary hospitals to be AAHA-accredited.

Dr. Jose Arambulo, owner and chief veterinarian is experienced in treating eye, ear, and skin disorders and is especially interested in internal medicine, dentistry and soft tissue surgery. The hospital also utilizes the services of board-certified veterinarians, Dr. Ann Reed – Radiologist, and Dr. Fred Brewer – Cardiologist.