The new AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) and AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) guidelines have updated feline vaccinations to focus on the unique needs of every pet. Clients in St. Johns, FL can work with the care team at either Bluestar Pet Hospital and Grooming location to determine your pet’s specific risk factors. Together you’ll put together a healthcare plan uniquely tailored to your pet’s lifestyle.
Immunization is an important part of your pet’s health and comfort. It is the most effective way of protecting them from viral and bacterial infection. The new AAHA and AAFP guidelines focus on the unique life of each pet, requiring a lifestyle-based vaccine calculator designed to keep clients up-to-date on their cat’s vaccination needs. The guidelines also include new vaccination protocols for shelter-housed cats, setting you up for success when adopting or fostering a formerly shelter-housed cat.
Whatever your pet’s situation, these new vaccination guidelines will help keep them happy and healthy throughout their life. For curious pet owners, the AAHA and AAFP have released a new set of FAQs to help keep you informed.
The Vaccination Process is Safer and Easier than Ever
The team at Bluestar Pet Hospital and Grooming in St. Johns recommend getting your pets vaccinated at the earliest point possible. It’s safe, and vaccinating your cat early will protect them from infections, strengthening their immune systems when they are at their most vulnerable.
The majority of cats respond well to vaccination, even at a very young age. A quick examination from the Bluestar team will determine which vaccinations your cat needs, and those can typically be administered in a single visit. Most cats bounce back from vaccination quickly and will return to their normal selves within the day.
For a detailed account of the new AAHA and AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines, click the following link: https://www.aaha.org/aaha-guidelines/2020-aahaaafp-feline-vaccination-guidelines
To go over these guidelines and determine the best vaccination plan for your pet, make an appointment with the expert team at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming. For St. Johns, call (904) 720-4275 to make an appointment today.
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Dr. Venkat Gutta
Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming
At Blue Star Pet Hospital and Grooming, Dr. Venkat Gutta provides high-quality and modern veterinary services to all your furry friends! At Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team are committed to providing your pets with both a full-service Veterinary Hospital and a modern grooming salon (St. Johns location only) for dogs and cats. Our primary commitment is to provide your companion animals with the highest quality medical care. Dr. Gutta strongly believes in treating your four-legged companions as family members and providing them with excellent yet affordable veterinary care. At Bluestar, we also think that it is important to educate you, as a pet owner, and ensure that the unique needs of you and your pet are met at all times. Through Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team serve clients in Durbin Crossing, Jacksonville, St Augustine, St Johns, CR 210, and other areas. Whether it is pet vaccinations, surgery, techniques, advanced diagnostic testing, or even flea and tick control products, we give you access to the best and most cutting-edge treatments and technologies. At Bluestar, we believe that your pet is the STAR!