Does My Pet Really Need to Be Vaccinated?


Does My Pet Really Need to Be Vaccinated?

At Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Clinic, we put a strong emphasis on wellness and preventative care for pets because this type of veterinary care is so essential to their wellbeing, health, happiness, and longevity. One of the most important aspects of preventative veterinary care is having your pet vaccinated.

7 Reasons Why Vaccinating Your Pet Is Vital


1. It Prevents Disease

The number-one reason to vaccinate your pets is to prevent them from getting sick with highly dangerous and contagious diseases. There’s nothing more stressful than having a pet who is sick and suffering from painful symptoms – especially when it could have all been easily prevented in the first place.

2. It's Safe and Effective

Vaccines are incredibly safe and also the most effective way to prevent your pet from contracting a variety of contagious diseases.

3. It's the Law

Pet owners are required by law to make sure that their pets receive certain vaccines and booster shots to prevent the spread of diseases like rabies and leptospirosis.

4. It Protects You

Several of the diseases that vaccines prevent pets from contracting are zoonotic, which means that they can be transmitted between animals and humans. So, vaccinating your pet also protects yourself, your family, your friends, and your delivery person.

5. It Protects the Community

Vaccinating pets also protects the community at large. By preventing your pet from contracting disease, it reduces the general spread to other pets, wildlife, and people living nearby.

6. It's Less Expensive

The cost of pet vaccines is much, much lower than the cost of the veterinary care that is required when a pet becomes seriously ill.

7. It Saves Lives

Many of the diseases that vaccines protect pets from have no cure and are fatal. So, vaccinating your pet could save his or her life (and your own).

Convenient Pet Care With Our Mobile Veterinary Clinic

If you find it difficult to visit the veterinary clinic due to a stressed pet, mobility issues, transportation problems, or any reason, you can still get your pet the veterinary care they need to stay healthy and safe with our convenient mobile veterinary clinic. That’s right! Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Care will bring everything your pet needs right to your doorstep.
To learn more about wellness and preventative care for pets or to schedule a house call appointment for your pet, we welcome you to contact us today.

Tips for Helping Your Cat Live a Long, Happy Life


Tips for Helping Your Cat Live a Long, Happy Life

We love our pets, but it’s no secret that their lifespans aren’t as long as ours. Although our veterinarians can’t help you make your cat live forever, we can provide you with some tips and advice to keep your beloved kitty healthy and happy so that they can enjoy a full life with you.

7 Lucky Tips to Help Your Cat Live a Long, Happy Life

1. Safe Environment

Going outside is dangerous. Dangers like cars, wildlife, and diseases result in much shorter lifespans for outdoor cats. Keep your cats inside, and try harness and leash training to safely explore the outdoors together.

2. Spaying or Neutering

Spaying or neutering your cat protects them from several contagious diseases and several types of cancer. In addition to unwanted litters, it also prevents dangerous behaviors like wandering and territorial aggression.

3. Quality Nutrition

Talk with our veterinarian about a recommendation for high-quality cat food and nutritional supplements that will meet all of your cat’s unique needs based on age, size, activity level, and other health concerns.

4. Age-Appropriate Care

The nutrition, lifestyle, and veterinary care that’s most appropriate for our pets changes as they age. What’s best for a kitten won’t necessarily be right for an adult cat, and what’s best for an adult cat won’t necessarily be right for a senior cat.
Ask our veterinarian about diet, lifestyle, environment, and about how your pet’s veterinary care should change as he or she ages.

5. Enrichment and Exercise

Cats need lots of enrichment, activity, and exercise to stay happy and maintain a healthy weight.

6. Dental Care

Periodontal disease that occurs as a result of poor oral health causes systemic health problems that can significantly reduce a cat’s life expectancy.

7. Wellness and Preventative Veterinary Care

The most important thing you can give your cat to help them enjoy a long life is regular wellness and preventative veterinary care that includes vaccinations, physical exams, and more.

Wellness and Preventative Care With Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Care

At Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Care, we not only provide mobile, house-call veterinary services but also high-quality, comprehensive care for cats and dogs alike. From kittenhood through your cat’s golden years, our veterinarians are experienced and fully equipped to provide personalized, age-appropriate care designed to keep your pets happy and healthy.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about the convenience of choosing mobile veterinary care for your pets, we welcome you to contact us today.