are Pet Vaccinations Important
Regardless of what illness you have, being unwell isn’t a pleasant experience. The symptoms of viruses, infections
Understanding the importance of vaccines
One of the largest
Vaccinations are used to help prevent the spread of some of these serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses amongst the pet (and sometimes human) population. They work by helping to prepare your pet’s immune system to fight the invasion of disease-causing organisms, such as bacteria or viruses. This is because the vaccine contains antigens which masquerade as the disease-causing organism
It is important to understand that while some vaccines may completely protect the animal they have been administered to, others will only reduce the severity with which the illness attacks.
Key benefits of vaccinating your pet
- Helping your pet to live a healthy, happy life
- Help control the spread of serious viral and bacterial disease in your local area and further afield
- Protecting your pet from diseases from which there is no current treatment
- Reduce the risk of complications associated with symptoms of disease
- Less stressful visits to our veterinarian
- Fewer veterinary bills
What vaccinations does my pet need?
There are a wide variety of different vaccines now available, and which are right for your pet will depend on what type of animal you have and their age. Our veterinarian will be able to work with you to establish a robust vaccination program so that you can rest assured that your pet gets the protection necessary to live a long and healthy life. You must ensure that you stick to the schedule as recommended
Most varieties of pets have some core vaccinations that are recommended to them.
For dogs this includes:
For cats this includes:
- Feline herpes virus
- Feline infectious enteritis
Some States have specific regulations to follow regarding pet vaccinations. For example, Washington State
If you want to know more about the vaccination requirements where you live, contact our city or county animal control office or local health department.
If you have further questions about vaccinating your pet, our veterinarian will be delighted to advise you further. Contact and make an appointment today to ensure your pet gets the protection he needs as soon as possible.