Why It's Important to Vaccinate Your Dog or Cat
There are several key reasons to vaccinate your pet. Cat and dog vaccines protect individual pets by granting them a higher level of immunity to various illnesses. Additionally, vaccinations provide vital protection for not only your dog or cat, but you and your human family, as well. Certain diseases can be passed from pets to people, such as rabies and lepto disease. When your pet is vaccinated, they have a higher immunity to these diseases, and this can help to prevent the spread of these same diseases to other pets and people.
Furthermore, it is much more cost effective to have your pet vaccinated and protected, rather than having them get sick and require expensive treatment to help them get well again. Vaccines can save your pet from debilitating illness and prevent exorbitant treatment costs.
Why Routine Vaccine Boosters are Important
Vaccinations are not permanent; eventually, the immunity they give your pet will begin to fade. Boosters are key to maintaining strong immunity and keeping disease threats to a minimum. At Best Friends Veterinary Hospital, we take every pet’s unique needs into consideration before recommending and administering vaccines. For dogs especially, there are additional, lifestyle-based vaccines we can provide depending on their risk level. Tailoring your pet’s vaccines so they only receive what they need prevents over-vaccination and further reduces the rare possibility of a vaccine reaction.