Why Vaccines are Important for your Pet

Why Vaccines are Important for your Pet

There is no doubt, vaccines are a step towards a healthy immune system for your pet.  They can also help prevent the spread of deadly and highly contagious diseases.

dog boarding, vaccinesVaccines.  Nobody likes them, not even our furry friends, but they are essential in keeping your pet healthy and ultimately happy.

See below as we list the recommended vaccines for cats and dogs.  Please be aware that there are more available vaccines and depending on your pet’s lifestyle and where you live your vet can recommend any additional vaccines that would benefit your pet.

Recommended Vaccines for your Dog:

Parvovirus The parvo vaccine protects against a deadly but common virus, especially in puppies, that is highly contagious through contact with infected animals stool. The virus attacks the intestines and causes severe diarrhea and vomiting which can lead to dehydration and death

Rabies A fatal and incurable disease, the rabies virus attacks the nervous system of dogs that have been exposed to the saliva of an infected animal through an open wound or bite. Rabies vaccines should always be kept up to date

Distemper This deadly contagious disease is caused by the virus CDV and has no cure. Distemperdog boarding, vaccines mostly affects puppies and attacks multiple systems including the respiratory and central nervous systems.

Recommended Vaccines for Your Cat:

Distemper Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia (FVRCP). Commonly called the “distemper” shot, this combination vaccine protects against three diseases: feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia (sometimes called “feline distemper”).

Rabies This virus is fatal and all mammals, including humans, are susceptible to infection.

It is important to keep in mind that vaccinations take a few days to a few weeks to become effective, please ask your veterinarian for further details.

Be sure to call keep in touch with your vet to ensure all of your pet’s vaccines are kept up to date so that everyone stays happy and healthy.

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