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At Black Mountain Road Pet Clinic, we share the stance of the American Veterinary Medical Association and other major organizations: it's crucial for the health of your pet---and your family--to get all your pets properly vaccinated.
Pet vaccines protect against disease and promote animal health. Many of the diseases which pets are commonly vaccinated against are potentially life-threatening if contracted.
Pet vaccines protect you and your family against disease. Believe it or not, certain canine or feline diseases can be transferred to humans. Vaccinating your pets will help ensure your loved ones' health, too.
Pet vaccines can actually save you money in the long run. By investing a little money now into vaccinating your pet, you're preventing your animal from developing diseases later on that can be extremely expensive to treat.
There is some level of risk associated with getting your pet vaccinated, as is the case with any medical procedure. These risks may include side effects to the vaccines, which are typically very mild. However, keep in mind that potential risks of pet vaccines are significantly outweighed by the known health benefits of getting your pet vaccinated.
Our veterinarians are committed to educating all pet owners about vaccines, and we'll be sure to go over with you any signs and symptoms to look out for in your pet after a vaccination in the rare event of an adverse reaction.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) offers guidelines on pet vaccinations, including when and how often your pet should get vaccinated. Typically, six- to eight-week-old kittens and puppies require a regular vaccination regime in the first one to two years of life, and after this initial period vaccinations are administered less frequently.
Pets receive "core" (standard and most common) vaccinations for many preventable diseases including:
Of course, every pet owner reserves the right to make his or her own choices about their pet's health, and not all pet vaccinations are legally required. However, just about every state legally mandates rabies vaccinations, and veterinarians and public health officials strongly recommend all standard vaccinations to promote the health and longevity of your animal.
Some vaccinations are considered "non-core". These are non-standard but may be recommended or necessary for your pet depending on your pet's lifestyle. For example, the kennel cough vaccination (bordetella) is important if your pet frequently is around other animals. Indeed, most groomers, kennels, and pet day care facilities require a kennel cough vaccination. If you have any questions about the kinds of vaccinations your pet needs, and when your pet should receive them, be sure to speak with your veterinarian.
Are you searching for Rancho Penasquitos pet vaccines? Visit our convenient location or call us as Black Mountain Road Pet Clinic to schedule an appointment for your furry friend today.