Are Vaccinations Necessary?
Yes! Vaccines help protect your pet from a number of serious and fatal diseases. In addition, vaccines are considerably more cost effective then the treatments for the diseases pets are vaccinated against. Every pet should be vaccinated even indoor dogs and cats! It’s also the law in most cities.
How Do Vaccines Work?
Vaccines introduce your pets immune system to a disease in a way that they can not catch the illness through the vaccine. This is generally done through an inactivated or weakened version of the virus or bacteria.
Once exposed two parts of the immune system are stimulated one produces antibodies while the other is cell mediated immunity. These two systems in combination allow the immune system to respond quickly and eliminate the disease before it can take hold.
Are Vaccinations Safe?
Yes! Vaccines have proven to be the simplest, safest, and most effective way to preventing a number of serious illnesses in pets. Most pets will experience no side effects after vaccination however common side effects of vaccines include discomfort at the injection site, lethargy, and loss of appetite.
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