Importance of Vaccination
Just like in human medicine, vaccinating pets is critical to your animal’s continuing good health. There are a variety of different illnesses and health problems that can affect your pet, and many of these are also regional to the geographic area in which you live. That is why it is so important to consult with us or your local vet about what vaccinations your pet needs.
All pets should be protected against the common health issues such as rabies, distemper, parvovirus, bordetella, and more. But only a vet can tell you what is necessary for your pet’s individual needs and lifestyle.
Having a vaccination protocol is especially important for new and first time pet owners. Young animals are particularly susceptible to illnesses and need to be protected within the appropriate time frame. If you have recently added a new pet to your family, please call us today to make sure they are properly vaccinated.
Even if your pet is kept mostly inside and out of contact with other animals, they still need to be vaccinated. Many pet owners don’t realize that a lot of communicable diseases are actually airborne, so confining your pet to your home does not safeguard against the transmission of illnesses.
Cats and dogs also differ on the types of vaccinations they may need, so it’s important to have a discussion with us about each of your pets. Illnesses like Canine Influenza or Feline Leukemia pose specific threats to each species.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about vaccinating your pets, please contact us today at 01722 416 245. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and we welcome your call!