Many pets today live longer, healthier lives than ever before, in part due to vaccines that help protect them from deadly infectious diseases. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common. It’s unfortunate, however, that many infectious diseases still pose a significant threat to dogs and cats that are unvaccinated. Although vaccine programs have been highly successful and are considered routine today, we (as caregivers) and you (as pet parents) cannot afford to become complacent about keeping pets up-to-date on their vaccinations.
Many vaccines are available for both dogs and cats, but not every pet needs every available vaccine. Some are considered “core” vaccines and should be administered to all pets; others are optional and may be recommended for pets based on a variety of factors, such as their risk for exposure to disease. Vaccine recommendations can also change throughout a pet’s life, as travel habits and other variables come into play. We consider all of these factors in determining which vaccines your pet should have.
We understand your pet is unique and that no single vaccine program is ideal for each one. Let us develop a vaccination schedule and ongoing booster routine that accounts for your pet’s lifestyle, overall health, risk for exposure to infectious disease and any other relevant factors.
Vaccines help pets live longer, healthier lives. Since protecting your pet is our primary goal, it is critically important that we develop and implement an appropriate vaccine schedule. We hope you’ll call us to set up an appointment to discuss this all-important yet sometimes overlooked aspect of your pet’s well-being.