Wellness Care// July 18, 2020

Reducing The Risk Of Disease with Pet Vaccinations

As a pet parent, you want to ensure your pet’s lasting health for years to come. Pet vaccinations are a crucial part of making that happen by protecting your furry family from a wide variety of dangerous diseases. At Alii Animal Hospital, we administer only the highest quality vaccines for your pets at the perfect times to avoid over-vaccination.

For all our services, we believe that each pet is unique and deserves a personalized plan that suits their needs. Vaccines are no different. Our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s lifestyle, travel potential, exposure to other pets, and activities to determine their individualized vaccination protocol. There are some vaccines we recommend for all pets, due to the prevalence and dangerous nature of the diseases they protect against.

Vaccines for dogs we recommend include:
  • DHPP
  • Leptospirosis
  • Bordetella
Vaccines for dogs we recommend based on lifestyle include:
  • Rabies – only needed for traveling into Hawaii and out of Hawaii if you plan on returning to Hawaii.
  • Canine Influenza (required for boarding with us; recommended for traveling dogs)

When they are still a puppy, your dog will begin their initial vaccination administration series. The series is important as they build their immunity over the course of their first year of life. Subsequent booster vaccinations are spaced out over the years of their life in order to prevent over-vaccination.