Vaccinations against contagious and deadly diseases such as rabies, canine parvovirus, canine distemper, canine bordetella, feline leukemia, feline panleukopenia and other serious diseases are important to protect your pet’s health.
We at Ark Animal Hospital pledge to do our best to ensure your pet is properly protected against infectious and contagious diseases. Vaccine protocols are tailored to address YOUR pet's protection and may not include vaccines that are deemed unnecessary.
Vaccination Clinic EVERY Saturday
For those affected most by our weakened economy, Ark Animal Hospital offers lowered cost vaccinations for both dogs and cats every Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Neither an appointment nor an examination fee are necessary to have your pet protected during this time. Please call our office for details at (951) 698-7511.
Ark Animal Hospital provides a vaccine to help better protect your dog from the mortality and morbidity associated with rattlesnake envenomation. An initial vaccine is administered followed by a vaccine booster 1 month later. The vaccine is then repeated yearly. The vaccine is designed to provide your dog with a greater chance of survivability and a quicker response to emergency therapy in the event of a rattlesnake bite. The vaccine does not replace the need for emergency care nor does it substitute for antivenin (antidote) if deemed to be necessary. Any dog suspected to have been bitten by a rattlesnake should be seen as soon as possible.
California State Law Requirements
- California requires that all dogs over four months of age be currently vaccinated against rabies. Los Angeles and Riverside County Code recommends rabies vaccinations for cats as well.
- Rabies vaccinations may be either one year or three years in duration. An official rabies vaccination certificate will be given to you and should be kept in your records at home for licensing and registration as well as proof of vaccination.
Infectious Disease Information
- Canine Parvo Virus
- Canine Distemper Virus
- Canine Bordetella / Kennel Cough
- Canine Lyme Disease / Borreliosis
- Feline Rhinotracheitis / Feline Respiratory Complex
- Feline Panleukopenia / Feline Parvo
- Feline Leukemia