Just as people can be vaccinated against certain viruses, pets can be protected from a number of serious illnesses through vaccinations. These vaccinations offer a number of benefits for your pets and your entire household, including:
Protecting Your Pet Against Deadly Diseases
- Vaccines can protect your pet from distemper, hepatitis, kennel cough, and other contagious diseases. Some vaccines only need to be given once, whereas others need to be administered every year or two in order to maintain effective protection against disease.
Promoting Healthy Development
- Young kittens and puppies are more susceptible to a number of diseases than are their older counterparts. By making sure that your pet receives her core vaccinations at the recommended age, you can help foster an environment in which your pet will be able to flourish. Some diseases, if contracted early, can adversely affect your pet’s development.
Keeping Your Household Safe
- Rabies and a handful of other illnesses can be transmitted to humans by pets. In addition to promoting your pet’s best interest, vaccinating your pet against these diseases can protect your family or roommates.
Considering the Health of Other Pets
- Vaccinating your pet in accordance with your veterinarian’s recommendations is a responsible decision. Not only will your pet be immune to a number of harmful viruses, but she will also not spread contagious diseases to other pets at the dog park or boarding kennel. In fact, most kennels only care for pets that have received their core vaccinations.
The veterinarians at Hudson Veterinary Hospital are qualified to vaccinate your pet and can provide you with information that will help you feel comfortable with the vaccination process. To learn about the recommended vaccination schedule for your pet, or to arrange to have your pet immunized against harmful diseases, visit us online or call us today at (914) 762-0063.