Importance of Vaccinations

Some pet owners believe that if their pet never goes outside, then they are not susceptible to disease. This is not the case! Getting your pets vaccinated greatly outweighs the risk of diseases that can be avoided through proper vaccination, regardless of whether they spend most of their time indoor or outdoors. For example, parvo virus is a common virus that affects dogs and can be spread through dirt and flies. If you have dogs that spend most of their time indoors, the virus can still be tracked indoors on shoes and clothing. Rabies is a fatal virus that affects pets and humans. The legal ramifications of not having your pet vaccinated for rabies can be severe if the animal bites a human. Non-vaccinated animals that happen to bite a person may either be quarantined or euthanized and submitted for rabies testing, all at the owner’s expense. We take the time to evaluate your pet’s age and exposure risks to propose the best vaccination schedule for your pet. If you have any questions about vaccinations or need to get your pet up to date, please give us a call.

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