Vaccinations have been a hot topic of conversation for some time now, but we don’t only need to worry about protecting the human population from dangerous and potentially deadly diseases. Dogs, cats, and other animals can be just as likely to catch viruses and other transmissible diseases, many of which can prove fatal.
Fortunately, veterinary experts have developed vaccines that can keep our adored animals safe from many of the most harmful viruses and prevent them from spreading disease to other creatures around them.
Pet vaccinations work in the same way as human vaccines – by preparing your pet’s body to recognize and fight specific harmful bacteria or viruses. Vaccines can significantly reduce or completely prevent symptoms and effects of some of the diseases that our animals come into contact with. They are usually provided on a regular schedule since their effectiveness doesn’t necessarily last forever. Your veterinarian in Weslaco, TX will be able to put together a comprehensive vaccination schedule for your pet that will give them the protection that they need to live a long, happy, and healthy life.
There are many reasons why you should make sure that your pet receives all of the vaccinations that your veterinarian recommends for them. Here are some:
Every animal is different, and exactly which vaccinations yours will need will depend on a variety of factors. However, most animals will be recommended to have a series of core vaccinations (given to all animals of that species) and some non-core/optional vaccines too.
Core vaccinations for dogs include:
Core vaccinations for cats include:
Vaccination records will be kept so that you can prove that your pet is up to date with their vaccines. These may be needed should you wish to travel with your pet, move to a new area or put your pet into a boarding facility.
For more information about the importance of vaccinations for pets, or to schedule an appointment to discuss our vaccination service, call Border Animal Hospital in Weslaco, Texas at (956) 968-3858 today.