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Vaccine FAQs

Pets may need regular vaccinations to protect them against deadly diseases like rabies, parvovirus, distemper, etc. However, some pet owners don’t know the available vaccination options and their importance. Our vet at Murrieta Family Pet Hospital, in Murrieta, CA, knows the answers to some of the most frequent questions regarding pet vaccinations.

It is likely a good idea to vaccinate your pet to protect it from hard-to-treat diseases and avoid spreading them to other pets and humans. 

Typically, the pet’s vaccines contain a dead, weakened or non-infectious version of an otherwise deadly disease. After injection, the non-infectious disease triggers the pet’s immune system to recognize it as an enemy and produce antibodies to fight it. As a result, its immune system is able to fight off the active version of the disease in the future should the pet become exposed to it.

Generally, there are core and non-core vaccinations for dogs and cats. The core vaccines can help protect or reduce the severity of highly contagious and fatal diseases in your four-legged companions.

Some vaccines can be ideal for all cats and dogs, regardless of their lifestyle. Some non-core vaccines are administered to pets at risk of contracting specific infections. For instance, if you have an outdoorsy dog, you should vaccinate him against certain diseases he may encounter outdoors.

The frequency of vaccinations may depend on various factors like the pet’s age, the current state of health, breed, and lifestyle, among other factors. Our vet in Murrieta, CA, will examine your animal and advise you on the right vaccinations for your pet and the frequency of administration.

Your pet may still be recommended core vaccinations regardless of his lifestyle. As mentioned earlier, these vaccinations can help avoid the severity and spread of highly contagious diseases like rabies to humans and other pets.

Trust Us at Murrieta Family Pet Hospital for Pet Vaccination Services in Murrieta

We offer pet services to Murrieta, CA, and the surrounding areas. Our veterinary clinic is run by  our vet and staff who are committed to restoring and maintaining your pet’s health. We offer vaccination, checkups, surgeries, and other services with love and care. Don’t hesitate to contact us for our pet services. Call us at (951) 565-7754 for Murrieta Family Pet Hospital.

Murrieta Family Pet Hospital


23771 Washington Ave #105 and #106
Murrieta, CA 92562


Phone: 951-595-7754
Fax: 951-823-5739


Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Alicia Harrison
Alicia Harrison
20:57 08 Feb 23
Excellent vet!! Patient and definitely good at putting up with difficult pet parents. It's obvious they care about the animals!!
17:28 26 Jan 23
Dr. Telles and her staff genuinely care about their patients. I love that they are not intimidated by my German Shepherd (Maggie) and they're very understanding when my dog gets aggressive out of fear of vaccinations or blood draws. I'm always impressed watching the team hard at work whenever my dog and I are there for a visit.
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