Andalusia pet owners, are you asking yourself, “Why do I have to vaccinate my pet?”

  • Vaccinations are the key weapon against viral and bacterial infections in pets.
  • Millions of dog & cats worldwide have been saved through vaccines.
  • Vaccines are safe and well-tolerated by most dogs & cats.
  • Vaccines help your pet live a longer, healthier and happier life!


Vaccinations are highly important while pets are still puppies or kittens, when their young immune systems are developing and need protection to stay healthy. Keeping your pet current as they age on their annual or scheduled vaccines is vital to their health, the health of all pets and even the people in our Andalusia community

During your appointment, Jones Vet Hospital veterinarians will provide you with vaccine education, discuss the scheduling of booster shots (if necessary for puppies & kittens) and discuss the need to return annually or on a set schedule.

Our vets will discuss your pet’s history, age, lifestyle and other factors (location, prevalence of diseases in Andalusia, closeness to wildlife, where you go like dog parks, where you travel, etc…) and determine a proper vaccination guideline and schedule.

  • Vaccines required/recommended for most dogs (recommendations vary based on factors above)
    • Rabies
      • Rabies is required by state law.
    • Distemper
    • Parvo
    • Lyme
    • Leptospirosis
    • Bordetella “Kennel Cough” (we require dogs boarding with us be current on Bordetella vaccine)
    • Canine Flu
  • Vaccines required/recommended in cats (recommendations vary based on factors above)
    • Rabies
      • Rabies is required by state law.
    • Feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia (FVRCP) “Distemper”
    • Feline Leukemia
    • Feline IV (FIV)
    • Bordetella “Kennel Cough” (we require cats boarding with us be current on Bordetella vaccine)

Call Jones Veterinary Hospital at 222-4713 or request your appointment online for your pet’s vaccinations!

One thought on “Why Do I Have To Vaccinate My Pet?”

  1. It’s interesting that vaccines are lifesavers for some species and locations. It makes sense that there’s no reason a dog won’t get a disease if the area is well known for it unless he’s updated on vaccines. This is something to remember for my dog because I want him to be healthy and simply having him vaccinated could help keep my mind at ease.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *