Vaccinations provide important preventative care for every pet. A vaccine is designed to allow a small, controlled version of a virus into a pet’s system. In order to combat this weak virus, the pet’s immune system produces antibodies that are then prepared to fight off the real virus if your pet ever comes into contact with it. It’s like a practice game for the immune system! The type of vaccines suggested for each pet vary depending on species, and some, like the Rabies vaccine, are required by law. Aside from the Rabies vaccine, Park Avenue Animal Hospital also offers the DA2PP Combo (for Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus), Bordetella (canine cough) and Leptospirosis vaccines for dogs and the FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia) and Feline Leukemia vaccines for cats. Vaccines for other species can vary.