Preventive care is an important aspect in maintaining your pet’s health. Proper vaccination is vital in protecting them against harmful diseases.
Preventive care is one of the most important aspects of maintaining your pet’s health. There are a variety of diseases that affect animals, so proper vaccination of your pet is vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses to which they are susceptible.
Vaccinations are vital to the health and protection of your pet, and serve as a preventive measure in combating viral diseases like Parvovirus, Parainfluenza virus, Distemper, Lyme, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus, and Rabies.
Vaccinations are particularly important for puppies, kittens, and other young animals that have immature immune systems. Veterinary vaccinations generally begin at 6-8 weeks of age and are then boostered throughout your pet’s life depending on the vaccine. Your veterinarian will determine the appropriate vaccination plan for your pet.
Vaccines help combat diseases by exposing the pet's immune system to inactive or small amounts of a particular form of bacteria or virus. Vaccines are administered through a subcutaneous injection (under the skin), orally, or intra-nasally, depending on the vaccine. Your veterinarian will perform a full physical examination to ensure your pet is healthy prior to administering any vaccines. Proper and timely administration is necessary to ensure optimal protection.