The Importance of Pet Vaccinations

Vaccinations are particularly developed to safeguard pets against various diseases. If you’re uncertain as to what vaccines your pets need to receive, you can consult with the veterinarians here at Carville Veterinary Clinic in Plaquemine, LA, Dr. Charles Carville and Dr. Katie Berthelot.

Here are some extremely serious to potentially-fatal diseases that highlight the importance of vaccinating your precious pets.


Acquiring rabies almost always results in neurological issues in pets and humans. While preventable through immunization, it’s untreatable once you the symptoms set in. Even indoor pets could potentially acquire rabies if they’re exposed when an animal, like a bat, sneaks inside the house or when the pet manages to get out of the house.


This potentially-fatal disease could lead to kidney and liver failure. The most usual infection source in humans is contaminated water, but it could likewise be spread through direct contact with the urine of an infected pet. Leptospirosis has a high death rate in pets and could result in severe illnesses and even death if not treated promptly.


Life-threatening and high contagious, distemper is among the most serious diseases among dogs. It is, however, also the most preventable via vaccination.

Feline Panleukopenia and Canine Parvovirus

Parvovirus, an extremely contagious virus attacks the white blood cells, the heart, and the intestinal tract. It’s contracted via infected animal feces and usually results in death if not treated as early as possible. A vaccination here at the Carville Veterinary Clinic in Plaquemine, LA, is the only thing that can prevent your pets from contracting this deadly virus.

Keep in mind that it will take some time for your pets to build immunity following a vaccination so don’t delay—it might be too late for your pets should an outbreak occur. By taking proper preventive measures to safeguard your beloved pets, you’ll be helping ensure a happier and healthier life for you and your pets.

For More Information on Pet Vaccinations, Reach Out to Us

Dial (225) 687-7387 to book a consultation with your veterinarian, Dr. Charles Carville or Dr. Katie Berthelot, here at Carville Veterinary Clinic in Plaquemine, LA.

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