Our pets are very much a part of our family. They love us unconditionally and are an important part of enriching our lives. As for humans we need to be manage our animal’s health and well being. Vaccination is part of your pet’s preventive care and well being. Vaccination removes the doubt and gives you peace of mind where your pet could be potentially exposed to fatal diseases.
Why vaccinate your pet?
If your animal is not vaccinated there is a much higher probability that they will contract one of the many infectious diseases. If a treatment is possible it is very often very expensive, and sadly not always successful. A much better approach for your animal’s health and well being is to vaccinate them – as they say ‘prevention is much better than a cure’.
When should you vaccinate your pet?
Generally puppies and kittens require an initial series of three vaccines followed by an annual booster to ensure ongoing protection from disease. At MVH, with every vaccination a comprehensive physical examination is given. This is a great opportunity to check in with your pet remembering that our pets age a lot faster than we as humans do.
There are options within the recommended vaccination schedules. Your Vet will discuss with you things like do you take your dog to a kennel where they need to be vaccinated for kennel cough, is your cat an inside or outside cat – do we need to consider Feline Aids? Once the parameters including your pets age and general health are established the most appropriate vaccination schedule for your individual pet will be selected.
We cant stress strongly enough that an unvaccinated pet is at a high risk of contracting serious and often fatal diseases. You can quite simply protect your dog or cat from contracting these serious and often fatal diseases by maintaining the vaccination schedule as recommended by MVH.