Importance of immunization for pets
Vaccinations are important to protect your pets by building up immunity from contagious diseases and creating a defensive level of antibodies. Vaccines will protect them from diseases such as rabies, distemper, parvo, gastro, and others.

Regular vet visits will help you to keep up with your pet’s vaccines. Staying up to date on routine immunization is vital even for pets that remain predominantly indoors.

Why vaccinate your pet
Vaccines do so much more than simply protecting your pet. In support of August National Immunization Awareness Month, we are highlighting the importance of vaccinating your pet as a critical part of preventative care and responsible pet ownership.

Protect against illness: Vaccinations protect pets against devastating diseases like rabies, parvo, and even death. Vaccinations are designed to protect pets against an array of illnesses.

Prevent spread to humans: Some diseases can be transferred from animals to people. Vaccinations not only give protection to pets but also contribute to human disease prevention. Vaccinating your pet helps decrease the risk of human infection. Immunization for pets is particularly important if there are younger, elderly, or immunocompromised members in your household.

Prevent spread to other animals: Infections can spread very quickly in an environment where pets come into close contact with one another. Vaccinating your pet is the best way to protect them and prevent these diseases from spreading or becoming an epidemic.

Keep your pet healthy: Vaccines help to keep your pet healthier. They help prevent them from contracting serious diseases. Vaccinating your pet can give their immune system an overall boost and your pet will be less likely to catch other diseases as well. By vaccinating your pet, you can give them an overall healthier and happier life.

Cost savings: Vaccinating your pet is much cheaper than dealing with and treating the diseases they protect against.

Your pet might be required to be vaccinated if you board your pet in an airplane, plan to stay in hotels or visit grooming salons.
Which vaccines should my pet receive?
There are two groups of vaccinations including core vaccinations and non-core vaccinations. All pets should definitely receive core vaccines. What non-core vaccinations are best for your pet depends on factors like age, breed, gender, environment, genetic history, and risk of exposure.

Some vaccines are administered alone while others require a booster or sequence of doses. Ensure to ask your vet which vaccines your pet should receive and take advice on a proper vaccination schedule.

Final Thoughts
Pets bring an amazing amount of pleasure to our lives. When you bring home a pet, you are committing to a long-term relationship.

You can support your four-legged member to live its best life! Taking preventative measures to protect your pet is something you must do. Failure to vaccinate leaves your pet susceptible to fatal illnesses that are otherwise easily preventable.

A healthy and happy pet can save you from a lot of stress in the long run. If you are not sure what is good for your pet – we’d be happy to help!

Happy petting!