Vaccinations to prevent the spread of diseases is not just for humans. It is recommended that you vaccinate your pets as well. Diseases not only attack people, they can also attack your pets. By vaccinating them, you can protect their health and give them long and healthy lives. By law if you own a pet, you are required to vaccinate it against rabies. Vaccines are meds that protect the immune system by sending a protective response to the immune system allowing it to fight off a future invasion should it attack the body. The same is true for our pets. Not only can the vaccine lessen the severity of a disease, in some cases it can prevent the disease altogether.
A list of of the vaccines that is recommended for your dog are:
- Canine Parvovirus
- Adenovirus Type 2
- Distemper Virus
- Borrelia Burgdorfen (Lyme)
- Bordetella Bronchiseptica (Kennel Cough)
- Canine Parainfluenza (CPIZ)
- Distemper/Measles Combo
Several of these are given in a combo shot. It just depends on the age and condition of your dog.
A list of the vaccines recommended for your feline pets are as follows:
- Feline Calicivirus (FCV)
- Feline Herpes Virus (FHV-1)
- Feline Panleukopenia (FPV)
- Feline Parvovirus
- Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
- Feline Leukemia virus (FeLV)
- Bordetella Bronchiseptica
- Chlamydophidla Felis
- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
Furthermore, in addition to keeping our pets healthy and safe, it’s well worth it to know that should you ever have an emergency arise, and need to board your pet long or short term, all respectable boarding facilities require vaccinations to be done enough ahead of time that the pets have immunity and are not contagious. You can rest easy knowing that you have taken advance steps to be able to leave them with trustworthy caretakers at a respected establishment.
Through vaccinations we can help stop the spread of diseases in our furry friends and help them to have a long and healthy life. After all, pets are family too.