Vaccine protocols                                       
What vaccines should my pet get?  
This subject has enjoyed much discussion in
recent years.  There is no question that
vaccines have improved our pets' quality of life
by making  diseases like Distemper a rarity
rather than a common and debilitating
condition.  Preventing Feline Leukemia,
Parvovirus enteritis , and Rabies was so
worthwhile that  yearly booster protocols
became commonplace because..they worked!   
Veterinarians and vaccine  manufacturers  are
now questioning whether or not immunity may
last longer than what is listed on the label.  
Manufacturers are making vaccines safer and
more effective, and we realize that not all dogs
and cats are at equal risk for all diseases.  Both
the American Animal Hospital Association
(AAHA) and the American Association of Feline
Practitioners (AAFP) have dedicated panels of
experts to address these questions.  
Guidelines have been established based on
their findings.  At Westcoast Veterinary and
Naples Safari, our  Doctors have modified our
protocols based on these updated guidelines.  
Vaccinations are divided into "Core" (required)
and "Non-core"  (optional)  In addition, our
veterinary staff will ask questions about your
pet's lifestyle to help determine which vaccines
may be appropriate.  Please feel free to ask
Don't let your pet  be treated like
an assembly line part.
  If you would like to
see our vaccination guidelines,  please click on
the following links:

Canine vaccines
Feline vaccines

    Naples Safari Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, Inc
    3333 Vanderbilt Beach Road just East of Livingston Naples Fl. 34109
    239-592-1950  239-592-9987fax