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Similar to humans, pets also require vaccinations in order to live longer, healthier lives, as they provide us with protection against infectious diseases. With advances in medical technology and innovations over the years, vaccines have helped save millions of pets from conditions that were once common and potentially fatal, so it is of utmost importance to stay up to date with vaccinations. Though these diseases and conditions are becoming a smaller issue these days with more people taking their pets to the veterinarian for vaccination programs, they still pose a threat to pets that have not been vaccinated.
Keeping Up With Booster Shots and Vaccinations
While highly successful in providing protection against infectious diseases, many pet vaccinations require ongoing booster routines in order to remain effective. An initial rabies vaccination may be effective for one year, however, follow up booster rabies vaccinations may be effective for up to three years. After your pet has received their first round of vaccines, it is crucial to stay on top and up to date with their vaccinations, months and years down the line.
Every pet is unique and has different needs, so when you are getting your pet vaccinated, it is important to speak to your veterinarian about the vaccinations that would be most beneficial and necessary for your pet's health. There are some that are considered core vaccines that should be given to all pets, and there are other vaccines that are recommended only for certain pets, based on different factors such as changes in your pet's life and their risk of exposure to disease.
Vaccinate your pets at Ashton Animal Hospital
At Ashton Animal Hospital, our expert veterinarians are well-educated about veterinary vaccines and will work with you to determine the most appropriate vaccination schedule and booster routine for your pet, taking overall health, lifestyle, risk of exposure to diseases, and many other factors into consideration. Our goal is to help protect your pet, so it is important to us to develop the best possible vaccine schedule for the health of your unique, beloved pet.
Why your pet should be vaccinated?
Veterinary vaccines help our pets to live longer, healthier, and happier lives. Your pet is a special member of your family, providing you companionship, love, and entertainment; however, they need you to take care of them, whether it is feeding them, providing shelter, veterinarian visits for emergencies, or protecting them with appropriate vaccinations and follow up. Give us a call at Ashton Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment to discuss your pet's vaccination needs with our veterinarians.