Protect Your Best Friend with Pet Vaccinations
Pet vaccinations play an important role in your companion’s preventive care regimen. From one life stage to the next, dogs and cats can enjoy healthy lives thanks to the additional immunity their vaccines provide. Whether your pet is three months old or 13 years old, their vaccinations will give them a fighting chance against rabies, distemper, leukemia, Lyme disease and more. For optimal protection, all pets should receive their vaccinations from puppyhood/kittenhood up to their senior years. At Morgan Street Animal Hospital in Granbury, we recommend vaccines for all of our patients to keep them healthy and safe throughout their life.
Determining Your Pet’s Vaccination Schedule
Our vets understand that there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all pet medicine. Providing your pet with personalized care is crucial to their well-being. Therefore, we take time to fine-tune a vaccination schedule that suits every pet’s individual needs. We offer vaccine recommendations based on the following factors:
- Health status
- Activity level
- Frequency of travel
- Risk of exposure to disease
When it’s time for your pet’s wellness visit, expect a discussion about these factors. We’ll work together to create a vaccination plan that will keep them healthy for life.
Why Are Vaccines So Important?
Vaccines are the most effective method for preventing harmful diseases. Your pet’s environment is full of bacteria, parasites and pathogens. Furthermore, keeping your pet indoors most of the time will not guarantee their protection.
Pet vaccinations function in the same way that human vaccinations do. Once injected, the vaccine, which contains antigens (disease-causing, but harmless, organisms), will trigger a response from your pet’s immune system. In addition, if your pet encounters the disease later in life, their immune system will either recognize and fight off the disease, or experience a mild response from which they can quickly recover.