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Why should I spay or neuter my pet?

There are numerous reasons to spay or neuter your pet. Many include health reasons and your pet being a better companion animal. The earlier you spay/neuter your pet, the better. Younger animals heal quicker and have fewer complications (plus, the surgery is WAY easier on the surgeon too!). The following will break down the benefits for each species and gender.… Read more →

Bordetella Vaccine

SNP LA carries the Bordetella vaccine. Bordetella is also known as “kennel cough.” All dogs should receive this vaccine if they are exposed to high-risk areas such as boarding, grooming, dog parks, and any other situation where they are interacting with unknown dogs. Read more →

Feline Combo Vaccine

FVRCP is also commonly referred to as the feline combo vaccine. It stands for Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (or upper respiratory infection), which is usually Herpesvirus 1, along with Calicivirus and Panleukopenia. These viruses can be LIFE THREATENING and your cat can be exposed to them even if it is indoors only. If your cat contracts severe respiratory infection, is could… Read more →

FeLV VACCINE

SNP LA just started carrying a new vaccine – the FeLV vaccine (aka the Feline Leukemia vaccine). We have not been carrying this vaccine in the past because it is not considered a “core vaccine.” However, this vaccine is very important for cats that are outdoor cats or cats that may encounter outdoor cats. Read on to find out more… Read more →

The Canine Combo Vaccine

A canine combo vaccine includes many different viruses that your dog can be exposed to over his lifetime. It’s similar to getting the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine for your children. Except puppies are not exposed to measles and mumps, they are exposed to viruses like parvovirus and distemper virus. I will discuss the viruses in a bit, first… Read more →