The importance of getting your pets vaccinated:
Vaccinations are really important for your furry loved ones to live a long and healthy life. Some of the diseases that your pets can be in contact with can cause lifelong and deadly health issues.
Vaccines contain modified live or dead viruses or bacteria that do not cause disease. However, produces antibodies that create immunity against them.
The price of a vaccine is a lot cheaper compared to treating the disease and will also protect your health from these diseases.
So why not get your pets vaccinated?
Which vaccines are mandatory?
Rabies is a mandatory vaccine in majority of the areas of North America.
- It helps protect not only your pet but you as well.
- The likely source for people to get rabies is through their pets.
Leptospirosis is another mandatory vaccine that is needed for your pet.
- This disease can be transferred from pet to human.
- Can cause chronic kidney disease and death.
What diseases should your cat be vaccinated against?
Feline Panleukopenia is a highly contagious viral infection and can cause serious and often fatal disease, if your cat is not vaccinated.
- Symptoms: vomiting, dehydration, weakness and poor appetite.
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis causes upper respiratory infections caused by feline herpes virus. Once infected, cats usually carry the herpes virus lifelong and may become sick when stressed.
- Symptoms: sneezing and ocular and nasal discharge.
Feline Calicivirus is a highly contagious and causes upper respiratory infections. Sometimes cats can develop ulcers on their tongue and in the back of the throat.
- Symptoms: sneezing and ocular discharge.
What diseases should your dog get vaccinated for?
Rabies virus is a deadly disease that attacks the brain and central nervous system and is transmitted to humans through a bit or a scratch if the animal is affected.
Canine Distemper is a serious and often fatal viral infection.
- Symptoms: coughing, nasal discharge, vomiting, diarrhea and even seizures.
Canine Infections Hepatitis is a viral disease of the liver and can cause severe and permanent damage.
- Symptoms: vomiting, blood diarrhea and severe dehydration.
Canine Para influenza causes upper respiratory infections and is highly contagious.
- Symptoms: coughing and sneezing.
Bordetella bronchiseptica is the cause of kennel cough and is highly contagious and can be spread through the air.
- If you take your dog to:
- Boarding kennels
- Dog park
- Obedience classes
- Dog shows
It is important to get the Bordetella vaccine for your dog!