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Why Your Pet Needs Vaccines

Whether you have a dog, a cat, or both, you want them to be healthy and happy. That’s why we’re taking the time to promote National Immunization Awareness Month. Many pet owners don’t know just how important vaccinations can be for their pet’s overall health, and we’re here to change that. Ready to learn more? Let’s take a look at pet vaccinations and how they can help boost your pet’s well-being.

Understanding Vaccines

Understanding how vaccines work can help highlight their importance. When a pet receives a vaccine, they are exposed to completely safe variants of harmful viruses or bacteria. These variants stimulate your pet’s immune system to react as if under a real attack. This way, your pet’s immune system learns how to fight the disease. Then, if your pet ever faces the real thing, his body will be prepared. Contrary to popular belief, vaccines are considered to be safe and will not cause an actual infection in your pet. 

Types of Pet Vaccines

Which vaccines does your pet need? To start off, dogs and cats actually need certain vaccinations by law. These include vaccines for rabies and distemper. Dogs may also need to be immunized against canine hepatitis, and cats need protection from feline calicivirus. These vaccines are required because the diseases can be passed to humans. Your pet may also need extra vaccines depending on their potential exposure to other diseases. This can vary based on your location and the other pets or environments your pet is likely to interact with. 

Vaccines are essential for keeping your dog or cat as healthy and happy as possible, for as long as possible. If you’re looking for more information about your pet’s vaccination status or you’re not sure which vaccinations they need, please don’t hesitate to contact your veterinarian today!